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Feb
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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YWCA Mahoning Valley and Youngstown Business Incubator are proud to present the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference on Saturday, February 9. Women in any stage of the entrepreneurship journey, from idea to product, will get insight on how to build, grow, and find success in their business as they network with other women, connect with resources, and learn from successful area entrepreneurs.

Speakers include:
– Deanna Fusillo, Founder of Sassy Girl Media, LLC and The Startup Circle
– Dr. Helen Muga, Professor of Engineering at Baldwin Wallace University and Founder of Pacific Water
– Marisa Sergi, Founder and CEO of RedHead Wine
– Carmella Williams, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at YBI and Founder of Carmella Marie, Inc.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and lunch included.

RSVP by February 4.

Vendor Table Options:
– Nonprofits and Organizations: register for a $5 resource table to share information about your work. Please, no sale of merchandise at this level.
– Businesses and Entrepreneurs: register for a $10 vendor table to advertise and sell your products.

Support for this event is provided by the Coca-Cola Foundation and YWCA USA.

For more information, please contact Varada at (330) 746-6361 ext. 112 or vbhide@ywcamahoningvalley.org.

Mar
7
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International Women’s Day
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the cultures of women from around the world with YWCA at our International Women’s Day event! This “girls night out” event showcases the dancing, music, dress, and food of cultures represented in the Mahoning Valley. International Women’s Day seeks to draw attention to issues impacting women and renew the push for parity in all facets of life, from the workplace to the home.

Apr
17
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WorkSmart Pay Equity Workshop
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Based on current trends, pay equity will not be achieved until the year 2106.

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid – and it’s even less for black women, Latinas, and Native women.

Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop hosted by the Younger Women’s Task Force of Youngstown and YWCA Mahoning Valley to learn how to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary, a promotion, and benefits. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing exercises. You will learn:

*How to identify and articulate your personal value
*How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
*How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
*About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Agenda:
5:30pm: Check-In
5:30pm-7:30pm: Workshop
7:30pm-8:00pm: Closing Remarks

Refreshments will be provided.

Apr
25
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Life After Deportation: A Panel Discussion
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Every year, YWCA Mahoning Valley participates in Stand Against Racism, an annual campaign of YWCA USA to raise awareness of the impacts of racism on our communities and bring people together to work towards racial justice.

This year’s theme, “No Hate, No Fear”, encourages us to explore the way immigration practices are harming communities of color and the fabric of our society as a whole. YWCA Mahoning Valley will dig into this topic on Thursday, April 25 with a panel discussion featuring immigration activists, legislators, and lawyers.

On Saturday, April 27, join YWCA Mahoning Valley for an informative session with Veronica Dahlberg of HOLA Ohio. Ms. Dahlberg is the Founder and Executive Director of HOLA, a grassroots Latino/a network serving people throughout northeast Ohio. Ms. Dahlberg will facilitate a workshop on supporting families experiencing immigration hardships. Additional speakers will be announced.

This event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP online or call (330) 746-6361 x 109.

Apr
27
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Engaging to Support Immigrant Communities
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Every year, YWCA Mahoning Valley participates in Stand Against Racism, an annual campaign of YWCA USA to raise awareness of the impacts of racism on our communities and bring people together to work towards racial justice.

This year’s theme, “No Hate, No Fear”, encourages us to explore the way immigration practices are harming communities of color and the fabric of our society as a whole. YWCA Mahoning Valley will dig into this topic on Thursday, April 25 with a panel discussion featuring immigration activists, legislators, and lawyers.

On Saturday, April 27, join YWCA Mahoning Valley for an informative session with Veronica Dahlberg of HOLA Ohio. Ms. Dahlberg is the Founder and Executive Director of HOLA, a grassroots Latino/a network serving people throughout northeast Ohio. Ms. Dahlberg will facilitate a workshop on supporting families experiencing immigration hardships. Additional speakers will be announced.

This event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP online or call (330) 746-6361 x 109.

Jun
13
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference
Jun 13 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

YWCA’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference returns!

You asked, and we listened: we’re bringing in speakers and resources to help you learn how to fund your startup and market your business, and offering great opportunities for networking.

Speakers include:

Kristen Olmi, Founder and Managing Member of K.O. Consulting

Carmella Williams, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at YBI and the Founder of Carmella Marie, Inc.

Kim Hamilton, a job and career coach with over 20 years of experience helping people achieve their career goals.

Registration opens at 4:30. The event will begin promptly at 5.

Vendor and resource tables are available.

Jun
28
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Women Artists: A Celebration! Preview Party
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dear Friend,

You are cordially invited to the Preview Party of the 37th Annual Women Artists: A Celebration! Art Show.

This art exhibition showcases work by local, regional, and national women artists ages 18 and older. A special 17 Under 17 Show features the outstanding works of area artists ages 14 to 17. The juried show features all media including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and metal work.

It’s not to be missed! The show will run from Friday, June 28, to Friday, July 26, at YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. The 17 Under 17 Show and award winners will have their work on display at the Eastwood Mall Art Outreach Gallery from August 2 to September 1.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Preview Party Friday evening, June 28, to view the art, recognize the award winners, and to celebrate the 37th anniversary of this very special show.

Supporting the arts,

Elayne Klovis Bozick

Elizabeth A. Ford

2019 Women Artists Co-Chairs

Jul
13
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Women Artists: Beach Glass Workshop
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

YWCA Women Artists’ Art Series helps you engage more deeply with the arts and gain hands-on experience working with new mediums.

Join Tracy of Broken Beauty Beach Glass for a workshop exploring the incredible world of Lake Erie beach glass, and create your own necklace or bracelet with treasures from Tracy’s collection. Follow the link above to see examples of Tracy’s work.

$25 registration fee ($2 online processing fee) includes all materials for your necklace or bracelet, and also includes refreshments.

Also taking place that weekend is the Summer Festival of the Arts on YSU’s campus. We’re excited to be a partner in SFA!

Jul
17
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Women Artists: Poetry and Paints with Lit Youngstown
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A night of poetry, prose, pastels and paints awaits at the 3rd annual Lit Youngstown reading! Local women writers will present their work responding to pieces in the 37th annual Women Artists exhibit.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Jul
18
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Women Artists: Silk Dyeing Workshop
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

YWCA Women Artists’ Art Series helps you engage more deeply with the arts and gain hands-on experience working with new mediums.

Join Gwen Brown of Gwen Erin Natural Fibers for a workshop exploring one aspect of fiber arts: silk dyeing. You will learn the ins and outs of dyeing silk, and enjoy refreshments and good company as you learn from Gwen, a fiber artist with more than a decade of experience.

$33 registration fee ($3 online processing fee) includes all materials,and also includes refreshments.