Celebrating Women's History Month 2021
March is Women's History Month. At the Y, we're honoring women leaders past, present, and 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
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.
We're celebrating Women's History Month events all month long. Join us in the celebrations with your family. All events are free and open to the public!
Featured Story: Women on the Frontlines at the Y
Featured Story: Empowering Girls in STEM
Featured Story: YMCA of Greater Seattle Women in Sports
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.
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.
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