The YWCA of Greater Portland offers a variety of trainings, workshops, and fundraising events that provide hundreds of individuals, organizations, and businesses the opportunity to engage in social change through participation and sponsorship. We offer regular workshops for individuals and businesses on social justice topics such as domestic violence and the workplace, anti-violence and sexual assault prevention, advocacy, allyship, diversity training, and more.

These events and fundraisers help us fulfill our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, and move us towards building a stronger community.

If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our community events or workshops, contact Alexis Packard, Development Director at (503) 294-7452 or

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.


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!


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.