YWCA has a storied legacy of advancing equity and justice for all women. Throughout the years, we’ve taken part in the national conversations around women’s voting rights, reproductive health, and more. During Women’s History Month, we are celebrating our legacy of justice by showcasing our history of advocating for women, how we continue to carry out the work of justice to further our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, and the sheroes and changemakers past and present at the forefront of that work.
During #WomensHistoryMonth, we are proudly uplifting our history of advancing justice for all women and uplifting the sheroes past and present at the forefront of that work. From Maria Chavez Wilcox, the first Latina CEO of @YWCAworks, to Eun Kyung Kim, the first AAPI Executive Director of @YWCAQueens, to Magdalena Verdugo, the first Latina CEO of @YWCASouthernAZ, we celebrate all #EmpoweredWomen breaking barriers across the YWCA network ? Learn more about our legacy of justice: bit.ly/3YkxESr #WHM2023
“My parents taught me how to work for change.” – Joy Hashimoto
After she and her family were sent to the Amache Japanese-American Internment Camp in Colorado during WWII, Joy Hashimoto became active in the YWCA movement after her mother helped to establish YWCAs in different internment camps to help women and girls in the camps: bit.ly/3SHd9he Later, she herself became an active #YWCAleader. Today, we are proud to celebrate Joy’s decades of service and legacy of advancing justice. bit.ly/3Ye4Vi7. #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM2023
Today, we are celebrating the leadership of Mrs. Minnie Riddick, the first Black woman to serve as Executive Director at @YWCACharlotte. We remember her courageous work and legacy for YWCA. Learn more about her story here ? legcy.co/3lylTd9 #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM2023
On #InternationalWomensDay, we are celebrating Casey Harden, General Secretary of World YWCA. Learn how Casey has been a champion for women and girls through her service to YWCA at the local, national, and international level: bit.ly/3IrUuTc #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM2023 #IWD2023