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YWCA USA Statement on Georgia Shooting and Increased Violence Against AAPI Community

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

On Tuesday, March 16, eight lives, six of whom were Asian American women, were murdered in a series of spa shootings in the state of Georgia. Elisha Rhodes, Interim CEO, YWCA USA has issued the following statement in response: “We are devastated by the loss of eight lives to violence in the state of Georgia… Continue Reading YWCA USA Statement on Georgia Shooting and Increased Violence Against AAPI Community

We’re Joining Forces with Secret Deodorant to Raise It Up for Secret Superhero Moms

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Last Thursday, we partnered with Secret Deodorant in the release of the #SecretSuperheroMom  campaign video series, which shares true, heartfelt stories of moms from  YWCA Local Associations who are holding  their families and  communities together during the pandemic. About 90% of moms worry they are not doing a good enough job, but 97% of kids… Continue Reading We’re Joining Forces with Secret Deodorant to Raise It Up for Secret Superhero Moms

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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