InterACT

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Solutions: The YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region's goal is to help you, your employees, fellow club members and coworkers acknowledge and break down biases that inhibit cooperation and connection. InterACT is a program designed to confront unconscious beliefs and behaviors. Classes begin January 2021! Contact us to learn more.



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Yard signs for justice have been designed by the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region in solidarity with the nationwide conversation and protests for racial justice. Signs are $10 each and all profits fund our racial justice work. Click here to purchase.


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Women in today's society are labeled in multiple ways.
How great would it be if we were labeled as empowering?
How great would it be if we decided to be empowering women?

One of the best things women can do is continue to fight for our voice to be heard and help one ...another.

One of the best things you can do to be an empowering woman is support other women.

In a society here media continues to showcase fights between us, how to compete, impossible standards and a list that goes on. It is up to us to step up to the plate and support one another. The change we want to see, starts with us.

Have you heard about InterACT? Diversity equity and inclusion solutions for non-profits. Learn more: https://www.ywcaglbr.org/interact/

Our goal is to help local non-profits and their employees acknowledge and break down biases that inhibit cooperate and connection. Through reflection ...organizations will strengthen inclusivity throughout and pave the way toward better business outcomes and a more inclusive #GoGreat region!

The program uses Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) as our tool to guide conversation and discovery, leaving teams with a plan for growth.

Human trafficking is the exploitation of another person for labor, domestic servitude or commercial sexual activity by force, fraud or coercion. The act of enslaving or exploiting unwilling people. Though men can and are trafficked and exploited for labor, it is far more common for women to be ...trafficked, as they are far more often exploited for sexual reasons.

It is a scary reality that can happen to anyone - we must all work together to eliminate these risks. Today for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, we'd like to share signs to look for that someone in your life may be experiencing trafficking - http://bit.ly/3ptXUIY

Mindfulness is more than a buzz word; it is a powerful practice of paying attention in the present moment, with non-judgmental awareness. We're hosting a mindfulness and self-care workshop that we hope you'll attend! The workshop on January 13th from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM will help those that... attend:

- use their attention to slow down
- meet stress in productive ways
- learn about themselves
- regulate intense or uncomfortable emotions
- strength the ability to respond intentionally
- rest more deeply

That all sounds great, especially after this past year. Right?

All you'll need is a phone, computer or smart device and the willingness to experience how mindfulness may benefit you. Register for the workshop ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡
http://bit.ly/2WRLy0O

Did you attend our Smart Goals workshop on the 3rd?

Taking those goals you wrote down and turning them into a vision board could help you move even further ahead. These tools help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on your goals.

Identity your vision and give it clarity by ...displaying images that represent what you want to be, do or have in your life. Do you have a vision board or will you create one?

Empowering: making (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.

To empower someone we have to do many things, including teach them.

Teaching women of all ages to be empowered is important. In today's society it is ...easy for women to feel knocked down, unloved and not good enough.

We encourage you to read our blog post on how to teach women to be empowering and be part of the change. Be the teacher every woman out there needs.

We've made it five days into 2021 and this is our reminder that we are still putting a large focus on racial justice this year. As we work towards that goal, here are some powerful moments of unity the world witnessed in 2020, complied by CNN.

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Black Lives Matter demonstrator's rescue is this year's Most Inspiring Moment

While 2020 may go down in history as a year that many people would prefer to forget, CNN Heroes viewers took time to weigh in on the top moments ...

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Happy almost New Year!

We invite you to bring in 2021 with our no cost Zoom Workshops focused on Smart Goals, Mindfulness and Employability! Please visit the site to learn more, register and share this info with friends.

Smart Goals will be on Monday, January 4th!

...Register here: http://www.ywcaglbr.org/current-events/

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Current Events โ€“ YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region

Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

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