Press Kit

YWCA USA Fact Sheet


YWCA Programs


YWCA USA Media Contacts:

James Grant
James Grant Public Relations
(917) 626-1300

YWCA USA Spokespersons:

YWCA USA Press Releases

Recent Media Coverage:

Huffington Post
July 14, 2015
Here's The Number One Reason Victims of Domestic Violence Stay
By Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Black Enterprise
June 2, 2015
Helping Domestic Violence Victims Create Financial Security
By Stacey Tisdale

April 2, 2015
The new women warriors: Reviving the fight for equal rights
By Jessica Ravitz 

Huffington Post
March 27, 2015 
Taking a Stand Against Racism
By Dara Richardson-Heron

March 23, 2015
YWCA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron Shares Key Steps to End Gender and Racial Inequality in the U.S.
By Kathy Caprino 

March 19, 2015
YWCA CEO Visits Tri-Cities to Unveil Emerge Program for Women
By News 5 Staff 

Charlotte Observer
March 9, 2015
YWCA head: ACA is crucial to women’s health, racial justice
By Ann Doss Helms

The St. Louis American
January 28, 2015
The Business of Eliminating Racism
By Rebecca Rivas 

St. Louis Public Radio
January 13, 2015
YWCA Leaders Tackle Social Justice Issues
By Erica Smith 

QC Online
January, 12, 2015
YWCA USA CEO Dr. Richardson-Heron to headline Jan. 29 event 
By Women's Connection

Associations Now
November 24, 2014
"Leaning In" Is Just the Beginning
By Mark Athitakis 

The New York Times
November 13, 2014
Executive Women, Finding (and Owning) Their Voice - Watch the video interview here.
By Adam Bryant

WRKF 89.3 - The Jim Engster Show
October 30, 2014
In Studio Interview with Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron & Jennifer Shoub

The Huffington Post
October 13, 2014
The YWCA in 2050 and the Importance of Collaboration and Teamwork to Change the World!
By George Sifakis

Baltimore Sun
October 3, 2014
In memo, Roger Goodell outlines action taken against domestic violence, sexual assault
By Aaron Wilson 

The Non-Profit Times 
August 1, 2014
The Top 50 of 2014
By Paul Clolery

The Huffington Post
May 16, 2014
A Month After 276 Nigerian Girls Were Kidnapped, Now Is Time to Act
By Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda and Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

The Huffington Post
May 16, 2014
To Keep Women Healthy, We Must Protect Them From Gun Violence
By Qudsia Raja

New Pittsburgh Courier
April 17, 2014
YWCA USA head Dara Richardson-Heron visits Pittsburgh
By Courier Newsroom

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
March 10, 2014
Science Studies Get a Big Boost
By Michael Anft

March 9, 2014
YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron M.D. on the Growing Disparity in Breast Cancer Treatment on MSNBC (Video Interview)
By Craig Melvin

The Royal Neighbors
December 20, 2013
Front & Center: Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Learning & Leading by Example

The New York Times
December  7, 2013
Dara Richardson-Heron of the YWCA., on Persistence
By Adam Bryant

The Nonprofit Times
August 2, 2013
YWCA CEO,  Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., listed as a Power & Influence Honoree for 2013

July 23, 2013
CPXInteractive Interview with Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., YWCA CEO

July 13, 2013
Women of Distinction Awards Gala

July 1, 2013
How Do We Eliminate Racism And Empower Women Around The World?
By Rahim Kanani

Bloomberg Businessweek
June 25, 2013
YWCA USA Announces New Board Members and Officers New Members Comprised of Leaders From Academic, Business, Health and Public Sectors

New York Social Diary
June 17, 2013
Commitment to the Mission

Cynné Simpson, ABC7/WJLA
June 12, 2013
TV anchor, emcees YWCA USA 2013 Women of Distinction Awards Gala (video)

World Entertainment News
June 9, 2013
Eva Longoria feted for political activism

The Examiner
May 3, 2013
Womensenews.org honors 21 leaders for the 21st century
By Sora Vernikoff

Press Democrat
April 11, 2013
New YWCA Chief Headlines Sonoma County Fundraiser
By Melody Karpinski

Ms. Magazine
March 22, 2013
3 Years Later: The Positive Impact of the Affordable Care Act
By Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Looking To The Stars
March 19, 2013
Eva Longoria To Be Honored at YWCA Women Of Distinction Awards Gala

MSNBC “Weekends with Alex Witt”
March 16, 2013
YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron M.D. interview on MSNBC, "Weekends with Alex Witt"

Huffington Post
February 14, 2013
Congress Must Act Immediately to Reauthorize Federal Legislation to Protect All Victims of Violence
By Dr. Dara Richardson Heron

Womens eNews
February 12, 2013
VAWA Passes Senate, Turning Attention to House
By Hajer Naili

The NonProfit Times
Nov 1, 2012
YWCA USA is #25 on
The NonProfit Times 2012 Top 100, An In-Depth Study of America’s Largest NonProfits
By Mark Hrywna

October 5, 2012
What Women Want (Really)
By Connie Shultz

Huffington Post
October 1, 2012
One of the Nation's Most Prominent Organizations Adds Substance and Color to Women's Voices
By Stacey Tisdale  

Huffington Post
August 20, 2012
Dara Richardson-Heron, Former Komen NYC Chief, Tapped To Lead YWCA
By Mark Hrywna

The Hill
May 4, 2012
Biden: This is not your father's GOP
By Josh Lederman