Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.

The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


Annual Inspire Luncheon (04/25)

Now in its 25th year, the Inspire Luncheon brings together Portland’s most prominent business and community leaders who are committed to the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. This year’s keynote speaker is the Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman.

YW ACT Meeting

Are you ready to take action championing women’s rights and human rights of everyone in our vibrant and diverse community and nation? Looking for an opportunity to lead, plan, and/or organize advocacy efforts? Join us Thursday, April 13, 2017 for our next meeting!

Exploring Values Differences (03/28)

We will examine the importance of understanding our own personal and work values and that may be the root cause of when things go sideways on teams and in interpersonal relationships.

Sexual Assault Dynamics (04/04)

This presentation will help participants understand the root causes of sexual violence, its prevalence, its impact on survivors, and the dynamics that make sexual violence a stigmatizing crime.

Dismantling Racism (04/12)

In this workshop participants will understand racism in a historical and current context, learn about white privilege, develop knowledge of institutional racism, and address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society.