Women at the Y, Past, Present, & Future

Although their role is not well documented, women have been part of the Y movement for more than a century, and we’re digging deeper into their impact as we celebrate National Women’s History Month. Today, the Y is so much more than its historical name suggests — the Y serves all ages, genders, religions and backgrounds.  

In 2019, the YMCA of Greater Seattle announced the historic appointment of Loria Yeadon to becoming the first women and first person of color to serve as CEO in the 143-year history of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Since then she has been a trailblazer, steadfast in her commitment to serving our mission and leading us on our continued path towards Equity & Justice for all.

Our focus is on Empowering Women as History Makers: Past, Present & Future. Explore schedule of events here.

During Women's History Month, we are honoring and celebrating Kathleen O’Sullivan, Partner and Executive Committee Chair at Perkins Coie and immediate past Board Chair at the YMCA of Greater Seattle, for her service to the Y, distinguished practice of law, and dedicated service to community. Read More

Women's History Month: Women at the Y

We're celebrating women all month long, and what better way to kick things off than with an intro to the committed women at the Y of Greater Seattle, who are making history in their every day lives and at work as they propel the Y movement for the equitable and thriving future we want for our community.



Diversity & Inclusion

The Y is a place where people of all backgrounds, faiths and other dimensions of diversity can come together, strengthen community together, and gain a greater appreciation for one another. 

Unleashing Potential for All

Catch up on our series of equity and justice in athletics from non-traditional sports, to the Olympics, to young athlete leaders in our community.

Equity and Justice Community Fund

This community fund is the engine that drives innovation, learning, and action in creating equitable and just communities that thrive.