YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Celebrating her stunning shoe collection and empowering women, Tamara Mellon teams up with Chicago YWCA... more

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On March 30, Live to Wynn will celebrate four Chicago women who Live to Wynn in Chicago. The honorees are Sidney Dillard, Maria Kim, Diana Palomar and Mary Pat Wallace. more

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To celebrate the accomplishments made by renowned broadcast journalist Merri Dee, YWCA and Fifth Third Bank hosted a night in her honor. more

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With so many cultural events happening in Chicago, we just had to put in a second part to March's cultural watch! more

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Here, one of nine exceptional women tell Chicago Woman about the organizations they support and why. more


The election may be over and even though Clinton did not win, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Dorri McWhorter & Chicago Woman can't help but look at the bright side: women have come a long way and from here on out, we will only continue to advance. more

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YWCA Leader Luncheon

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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's 44th Annual Leader Luncheon raised over $750,000 and honored Chicago-bred leaders who have changed lives at home and far beyond. more

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A decade after donating $500,000 in honor of their mothers to the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Cheryl and Zed Francis are making another donation of the same amount. more

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The YWCA teamed up with Uber to help raise awareness of the equal-earning opportunity provided to women by driving Uber. more

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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

In order to fill the need many women and their families in Chicago have for proper health and wellness resources, CEO of the YWCA Dorri McWhorter talks about the launch of their new Wellness Initiative that aims to address this need. more

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On July 12, Share Our Spare and The Honest Company partnered with other Chicago-based organizations such to donate 250,000 diapers to women and families in need. more

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The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's TechGYRLS program encourages Chicago-area girls to explore STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math—fostering problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and self-directed learning. more

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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and DyMynd host a series of dynamic events that will focus on four ways that we can impact wage equality and help women obtain financial empowerment: EARN, INVEST, SPEND and GIVE. more


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Julie Smolyansky; Photo by Heather Talbert

Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods and inspiring activist, shares her Inspiration List with us, complete with her recommended reads, must-see films and organizations we should know about. more

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Save the Date: From networking, celebrating professional achievement to some kite flying with the little ones, here are a few upcoming events that we have circled on our calendar. more


In March 2015, Uber made a pledge to economically empower one million women as drivers by 2020. To drive toward that commitment, Uber has partnered with local groups like YWCA Metropolitan Chicago in recruiting women as driver partners. more

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The CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has embarked on a mission to move the organization into the 21st century and empower women in our community. more

Taste Makers

Fashion lovers had a chance to peek at Tamara Mellon's new collection and support YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's work assisting women. more

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