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YWCA of Greater Atlanta welcomes eleven inductees to its Academy of Women Achievers

The YWCA of Greater Atlanta team is gearing up for its Salute to Women of Achievement ceremony later this week — an annual event recognizing women who excel in their professions, and are committed to the YW’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism. The inductees are honored for their work within corporate, philanthropic, government, […]

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Join the Nearly 2/3 of Women Voters Eager to Make Their Voices Heard at the Polls

By Sharmen M. Gowens, CEO, YWCA of Greater Atlanta More than a century since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed, giving women the right to vote, women still have concerns about economic security, violence and health care in daily life. The women of Georgia say these issues are top of mind, and they […]

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YWCA of Greater Atlanta statement on overturning Roe vs. Wade

YWCA of Greater Atlanta expresses deep concern, disappointment and outrage regarding the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. While we knew this outcome was a strong possibility, the formal ruling affirms the direction, not only of the Supreme Court, but of our country at this moment in history.  YWCA of Greater Atlanta is committed […]

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I Stand Against Racism

Americans, especially Black Americans will come together this week for the annual festivities recognizing Juneteenth.   For anyone who may not know by now, Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in […]