Wednesday, May 9, 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
The Career Women of Achievement Luncheon recognizes the success women are achieving throughout the Greater Cincinnati business community and beyond. This event, attended by over 2,100 individuals and sponsored by upwards of 150 local organizations, is held at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The Career Women of Achievement is the YWCA’s major annual fundraiser, supporting critical programs that protect survivors of domestic violence, teach adults to read, provide STEM career exploration to young girls, provide childcare for program participants and so much more.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the Day of Unity conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in October 1981. The goal was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national levels.
The activities conducted were as varied and diverse as the program sponsors but had common themes: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence.
Racial Justice Events
The YWCA seeks to eliminate racism and expand our region’s understanding
of the consequences of institutional racism. We offer several events throughout
the year to support this mission including educational forums, community
conversations, book discussions, and more.
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:30–9:30 a.m.
The Annual Racial Justice Breakfast was established in 2001 to promote the YWCA’s mission to “eliminate racism” and create a safe space where participants can confront racism. Attendees experience a meaningful dialogue about racism’s personal and community-wide impact with keynote speakers who have had a national impact on landmark civil rights cases.
The YWCA Women’s Art Gallery was established in 1993. Its purpose is to empower local women artists. Although primarily serving the Greater Cincinnati area, the gallery has been proud to host several shows featuring women artists from around the world. As a forum for women’s issues relating to important YWCA programs and services, the gallery has sponsored photographic exhibits on the topics of domestic violence, breast cancer, and women and aging. It is the only gallery in Greater Cincinnati exclusively for women’s art. The gallery features local, national and international exhibits.