EMPOWER WOMEN

YWCA Richmond is dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism by providing the following core programs that promote racial, social and economic equity for women, girls and their families.

Create leadership opportunities

YWCA Richmond offers leadership opportunities for women of all ages to promote gender equity.

Empower RVA Teens Peer Educator Program

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Young Women’s
Leadership Alliance

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Recognize women’s leadership and achievements

Since 1980, YWCA Richmond has been a pioneer in recognizing women leaders and celebrating their achievements in creating lasting community impact via our annual Outstanding Women Awards.

Outstanding Women
Awards

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Rising Outstanding
Woman Award

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Invest in women’s professional development in social justice


Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice for women over 50

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YWCA Pat Asch

News and Resources for Empowering Women

Mariah Williams 2022 ROWA

Meet Mariah Williams, 2022 ROWA winner

Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Mariah Williams is an urban planner, storyteller, and researcher dedicated to highlighting the experiences of…

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42nd Outstanding Women Awards Celebration

Rewatch YWCA Richmond’s OWA Celebration On May 10, 2022, we had much to celebrate.  We held our 42nd Annual Outstanding Women…

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Shining with The Sprout School

Childcare accessibility is one of the major hurdles that directly influences women’s economic security, particularly for Black, Indigenous,…