YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area, Inc.
Did you know . . .
are part of the international YWCA, the world's oldest, largest
multicultural women's organization.
Internationally, 27 million YWCA members champion children's
welfare, women's financial and social independence, and racial justice.
Since 1883, the Baltimore YWCA has helped thousands of women and
their children lead safer, healthier lives through childcare programs,
homeless services, transitional housing programs, and more.
Today, OUR YWCA annually moves hundreds of women and children from
homelessness to permanent housing and provides affordable daycare and after
school care for children throughout the region.
The Baltimore YWCA is committed to serving
women and families in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford,
Howard and northern Anne Arundel counties.
CELEBRATING WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US
THANKING THE FRIENDS WHO SUPPORT US
The YWCA would like to thank the more than 500 friends,
supporters, and business leaders who turned out to celebrate
extraordinary women leaders at our Fifth Annual Leader Lunch. With stellar honorees, and a growing reputation as a showcase on
women's leadership, Leader Lunch attracted a record-breaking and
enthusiastic crowd. (More than half our tickets were sold before a single
invitation was mailed!)
highlight the role women leaders play in the workplace, Leader Lunch
annually honors some of the most celebrated women in the Baltimore
region's business, civic, government, education, and non-profit
With your support, we paid fitting tribute to our
honorees' many accomplishments and raised critical funds for the YWCA's
programs. A special thanks goes to the sponsors who financially support our event and
share our commitment to empowering women and promoting diversity.
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CEO Unveils New Initiatives
At the May 7 event, CEO Vicki Sharif unveiled three new
initiatives underway at the YWCA. To enthusiastic applause, Ms. Sharif
announced the launching of the Women's Leadership Initiative, a forum
connecting our prior and current Leader Lunch honorees with opportunities
to inspire young people and educate the public on issues such as economic
empowerment and racial justice.
The YWCA will
also be working with the young women of the Morgan State University
YWCA program to develop a national model for starting YWCA programs on
college campuses throughout the country. And taking our mission to
eliminate racism into the cyber-age, Ms. Sharif announced plans to
build an online community for sharing resources and promoting dialogue
on racial issues.
As Ms. Sharif noted in her closing remarks, "The
YWCA has a proud history behind us and an exciting future ahead of us.
We hope you'll be part of it."
Become a part of the YWCA.