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100 Women: A Big Table Conversation

 

When it comes to challenging assumptions, building visions, bettering community and making sure everyone has a seat at the table, us women are the ones making it happen. That’s why we knew, when the Columbus Foundation started the Big Table conversation, we had to get women talking—especially millennial women. Join us on Wednesday, August 29th […]

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Yoga for Activists: A Trauma Informed Workshop

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Yoga for Activists: A Trauma Informed Workshop

What is the role of self-care in the struggle for dignity, freedom, and justice? Join YWCA Columbus for an interactive discussion on second-hand trauma—a type of trauma typically faced by front-line advocates and activists within marginalized communities—and the role of wellness and self-care in sustainable social justice movements. In addition to the discussion, two instructors […]

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2018 Columbus Women of Achievement

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill 2018 Columbus Women of Achievement

For over 30 years, we’ve gathered over lunch to honor a select group of Columbus women who have made extraordinary contributions to their families, workplaces, and communities. 2018 honorees Janet Chen Executive Director ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Mimi Dane Former President & CEO Flying Horse Farms Maude Hill Senior Vice President of Community & Government Relations […]

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YWCA Let’s Talk About It: Mass Incarceration in Ohio–A Women’s Issue

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill YWCA Let’s Talk About It: Mass Incarceration in Ohio–A Women’s Issue

Prison reform is often portrayed as a masculine issue, but did you know the female prison population is one of the fastest growing populations, with black women being incarcerated at twice the rate of white women? In fact, Ohio has the seventh largest prison population in the country and the fourth largest female prison population […]

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First Lady Announces Commission for Women’s Advancement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Lady Announces Commission for Women’s Advancement

First Lady Shannon Ginther announced the inaugural class of the Columbus Women’s Commission today. The Commission’s 16 members come from a range of backgrounds, but all will help to fulfill the established goal of advancing women in four areas of life: pay equity, housing and safety, health and nutrition, and workforce development and education. “Women […]

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Best Women Chefs of Columbus Unite to Raise Funds for YWCA Commercial Kitchen

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Best Women Chefs of Columbus Unite to Raise Funds for YWCA Commercial Kitchen

On a quiet Sunday Night, German Village was abuzz with lively activity. The top chefs in the city convened in the candlelit space of The Kitchen, German Village’s participatory dining venue, to raise funds for the YWCA’s Believe in Women Campaign – specifically, the addition of a commercial kitchen education space for residents. Turning Up […]

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YWCA Renovating Downtown Apartment Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans YWCA Renovating Downtown Apartment Building

The historic Griswold building will soon be getting a facelift as YWCA Columbus is planning to transform the building from dormitories into efficiency apartments. The $20 million renovation will modernize the building while still providing a place where women can gain life skills for independent living. “YWCA Columbus has established a proud legacy of leadership […]

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