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July 14, 2021

Call for Breakout Session Pro

In 2021, we will be focusing on both sides of our mission and our event is now called the Empowerment Symposium. Our theme for 2021 is “It's Time to Act!” and we’re seeking proposals for our breakout session presentations.
September 18, 2020

SVSU Sponsors “Dear Future President” Postcard Project

For Release: September 18, 2020 Contact: Helen Raica-Klotz / 989.964.6062 SVSU Sponsors “Dear Future President” Postcard Project  The Saginaw Valley State University’s Writing Center is sponsoring a “Dear Future President” postcard writing campaign as part of the 2020 Presidential election. The campaign will take place this fall and is […]
August 6, 2019

YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region Announces Next Executive Director

Bay City, Michigan. August 5, 2019 — The YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Moira Branigan as the agency’s next Executive Director.  She begins her role on August 12, 2019. As Executive Director, Moira will be responsible for managing innovative programs and services, fund development, and […]
July 31, 2018
Girls Empower Each Other

Empowered Girls Become Empowering Women

The other day I saw a woman wearing a t-shirt that read: “Girls compete with each other, women empower one another.” As an advocate for empowering women, and a collector of inspiring t-shirts, I was immediately attracted to the quote. However, the more I thought about it, the less I […]
May 25, 2018

Stand Against Racism Essay by Grace K.

I attend Bay City Western High School, site of the now infamous confederate flag display. On one hand it is clear the confederate flag displayers had constitutional rights to free speech. But on the other it was a blatant symbol of racial intimidation and ignorance by the bearers. I truly […]
May 25, 2018

Stand Against Racism Essay by Alexandria M.

The biggest area of need regarding racism I feel involves different forms of harassment and lynchings that are showcased towards students of different ethnicities, after years of people of color fighting for their freedom, and the right to voice their opinions, hatred is still brewing. It is the children, the […]
April 19, 2018

YWCA GLBR Denounces Display of Confederate Flags

YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region denounces the display of Confederate flags by some Bay City, Michigan citizens yesterday.  Fueling this display is a debate of “heritage not hate,” however this debate states the obvious – this particular heritage is hate. When someone says it is about history, this history is […]
April 10, 2017
Portrait of woman smiling at camera while colleagues working in background

Edgy Education 101

Some questions are hard to ask. Others can be really difficult to answer. YWCA GLBR seeks to uplift, engage and educate for the benefit of women everywhere. To that end, the Racial Justice committee has a new project coming — Edgy Education 101. The RJC hopes to pose and answer […]
December 31, 2016

Confidence is Beautiful: 7 Tips to Show It Off

Confidence: belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: You know that girl that walks into a room and every turns their heads? She may not have it all but she does have something that some people want… Confidence. There is no mistake that ëConfidence is Beautiful.í […]