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YWCA Celebrates WOC Entrepreneurs at the YWomen Pitch Competition

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A central part of the YWCA mission is to empower women. As a result, we work tirelessly to ensure that women have access to resources such as child care, housing, economic empowerment, and professional development opportunities that level the playing field, allowing women and their families to thrive. According to the National Association of Women… Continue Reading YWCA Celebrates WOC Entrepreneurs at the YWomen Pitch Competition

Statement in Support of Dept. of Labor Overtime Regulations

Thursday, July 2, 2015

YWCA USA applauds the Department of Labor (DOL) for proposing the long overdue and much needed regulations to expand overtime protections to 5 million workers across the country, with 56 percent of the affected workers women.  By raising the overtime salary threshold up to $50,440 per year, working women will be eligible for time and… Continue Reading Statement in Support of Dept. of Labor Overtime Regulations

The Power of the Purse: Why Ending Economic Abuse is Vital to Eliminating Domestic Violence

Thursday, October 16, 2014

By Jelena Kolic Staff Attorney, Legal Momentum As of late, Kerry Washington and her purple purse are inseparable. Those who think that she is favoring the purse because it goes well with her outfits should think again: far from making a fashion statement, Ms. Washington has been using it to foster public awareness of the fact… Continue Reading The Power of the Purse: Why Ending Economic Abuse is Vital to Eliminating Domestic Violence