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YWCA Applauds the Introduction of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

In response to the introduction of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act in the first 100 days of the new legislative session, Elisha Rhodes, Interim CEO, YWCA USA has issued the following statement: “At a time when the onset and prolonged duration of the COVID-19 pandemic have created a shadow pandemic of violence against women… Continue Reading YWCA Applauds the Introduction of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2021

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YWCA Applauds Creation of White House Gender Policy Council and Review of Title IX Regulations

Monday, March 8, 2021

On March 8, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order creating a White House Gender Policy Council, and an executive order initiating a review of Title IX regulations. In support of these two actions, Elisha Rhodes, Interim CEO, YWCA USA issued the following statement: At a time when women are speaking out and leading… Continue Reading YWCA Applauds Creation of White House Gender Policy Council and Review of Title IX Regulations

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YWCA USA Announces Elisha Rhodes as Interim CEO – Gloria Lau Named Interim Chief Strategy Officer

Monday, March 1, 2021

For Immediate Release Contact: Magen Wetmore, 813-451-6152 WASHINGTON, D.C. — YWCA USA announced current chief operating officer Elisha Rhodes as interim chief executive officer to continue the organization’s work in pursuit of gender equity and racial justice. A proven leader and movement builder, Rhodes is dedicated to championing YWCA USA’s mission to eliminate racism and… Continue Reading YWCA USA Announces Elisha Rhodes as Interim CEO – Gloria Lau Named Interim Chief Strategy Officer

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YWCA Statement on the Biden Administration’s First Day Executive Actions

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

YWCA applauds the incoming Biden Administration’s executive actions today, each of which are critical steps to addressing the deep challenges facing our nation in the areas of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice, climate change, the economy, and government integrity. As an organization committed to eliminating racism and empowering women, we get up and do the… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on the Biden Administration’s First Day Executive Actions

YWCA USA Receives Generous Contribution from MacKenzie Scott to Fund Mission-Based Work to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women

Thursday, December 17, 2020

For Immediate Release: Yolanda Raine Senior Director, Marketing and Communications yraine@ywca.org 202-524-5331  Washington, D.C., – This week, YWCA USA received a generous donation from entrepreneur, author, advocate, and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott as part of her dedication to her giving pledge and ongoing commitment to provide immediate support to people suffering the health and economic impacts of… Continue Reading YWCA USA Receives Generous Contribution from MacKenzie Scott to Fund Mission-Based Work to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women