Empowerment

We pioneer opportunities, break down barriers and give voice to the voiceless. YWCA Lancaster is bigger than a place – we have been at the forefront of social change for more than a century. Through robust programming, education and advocacy, YWCA Lancaster extends its mission of empowerment to not only women, but also to young girls, teens, parents, sexual assault survivors, survivor families and significant others, and school partners.

Color blind or color brave?

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it’s a “conversational third rail.” But, she says, that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society

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