Toward Equity

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We recognize the need for dialogue about racial justice to improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.

It is also important to support organizational leadership to further racial justice. The YWCA has developed a new program, focusing on how individuals and groups connect, organize, think systemically and learn. This dynamic process can mobilize action and change.
Toward Equity challenges conventional thinking about diversity and inclusion. It provides a new framework to help attendees achieve organizational goals as a result of new self-awareness and intentional behavior. It also provides tools to help participants analyze company polices, processes and procedures to avoid racialized outcomes.

Program Objectives

  • Understand racialized outcomes and identify their impact
  • Objectively analyze outcomes of your organization’s policies and systems
  • Equip leaders to influence systemic change that furthers racial justice

Program Overview

What to expect

  • Full-day Workshop
  • YWCA-certified trainers

Who should attend?

  • Key leadership team members
  • Human resources leaders
  • Corporate communications professionals

PART I: Analysis of Self

What is your racial identity? How do your values affect your behavior?

PART II: Analysis of Your Organization

Understanding the “Code” within your organization and how it influences policy, process and systems.

PART III: Case Study

Through a case study exercise, participants will: (i) leverage a new framework for evaluating their organization’s “Code,” (ii) discuss practical solutions for improving the organization’s outcomes (thinking differently); and (iii) apply new learning to their organizations to analyze processes, policies and procedures.

For more information about how to get your staff involved in Toward Equity training, please contact Kristi Rohrkasse at or 513-361-2168.


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