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A historic election: Record wins for women, women of color

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

For Immediate Release: Contact: Tiffany Wang twang@ywca.org Statement from YWCA USA on the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections Washington, D.C. — Last night was a historic election night, with record-breaking victories from women and people of color both on the ballot and in voter turnout. An unprecedented number of women ran in the 2018 midterm… Continue Reading A historic election: Record wins for women, women of color

YWCA Statement on the Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue

Monday, October 29, 2018

The following is a joint statement from YWCA USA and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Board of Directors and Senior Leadership: We continue to offer our sincerest condolences to the individuals, families, friends, neighbors, and loved ones affected by the tragedy in Pittsburgh this past weekend. We offer our full support to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on the Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue

YWCA USA Receives $500K Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to Support Women’s Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

For Immediate Release: Tiffany Wang twang@ywca.org | 202-467-0801 Washington, DC, October 9, 2018 – The Coco-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, is awarding a $500,000 grant to YWCA USA to help women overcome barriers to starting, growing, and sustaining businesses while providing women with educational tools that will increase the knowledge and… Continue Reading YWCA USA Receives $500K Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to Support Women’s Entrepreneurship

YWCA USA Unveils Key Findings on Women’s Priorities During Critical GOTV Period

Monday, October 1, 2018

Economic Concerns, Gender- and Race-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, Healthcare, and Gun Violence Top the List October 1, 2018 Catherine Beane 703.608.1404 Washington, D.C. — Today, YWCA USA launched its report, What Women Want 2018, a new national survey of American women commissioned by the organization to identify women’s public policy priorities. The survey is part of… Continue Reading YWCA USA Unveils Key Findings on Women’s Priorities During Critical GOTV Period

YWCA USA statement on Les Moonves: We stand with survivors

Monday, September 10, 2018

For Immediate Release: Contact: Tiffany Wang twang@ywca.org | 503.347.7705 Statement by YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo: “The recent horrifying allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, and intimidation against Les Moonves and CBS is just the latest case of powerful men exploiting their authority and being protected at the expense of women and survivors. We stand… Continue Reading YWCA USA statement on Les Moonves: We stand with survivors