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Spotlight on Judy Kutler

Spotlight on Judy Kutler So often we hear about the heartless companies or the faceless bureaucracies of the working world, which is why it is so inspiring and a privilege to know someone like Judy Kutler, a YW Administrative Systems Manager, who is retiring after 33 years at the organization.  The truism is that she’s […]

Where Does the YWCA Go From Here?

This article was posted on NationSwell by Chris Peak on January 3rd, 2017. CEO Danielle Moss Lee, a NationSwell Council member, on keeping the 158-year-old organization relevant for today’s young women. After the YWCA of the City of New York sold its uptown Lexington Avenue headquarters — its home for nearly a century — and […]

Foundation Gives Young Women Chance to Make Grant Decisions

This article was posted on Chronicle of Philanthropy by Rebecca Koenig on January 3rd, 2017. In philanthropy, it often feels like a chasm divides charities from grant makers and donors from recipients. Those who stand to benefit the most from grant dollars usually don’t have a say in how money gets spent. “Problems and solutions live […]

Merle McGee: Building a Better World by Eliminating Barriers

This article was posted on Non-Profit Quarterly by “our readers” on NOVEMBER 16, 2016. “There’s nothing greater for me than the experience of being with a young person, or traveling the world with a young person, and witnessing their awakening to what’s possible. What I understand now, as a person who’s had some time and experience in […]

Industry Rules put the SPOTLIGHT on Dr. Danielle Moss Lee

SPOTLIGHT on Dr. Danielle Moss Lee This article was posted on Industry Rules by ADMINISTRATOR on NOVEMBER 1, 2016. “‘We live in a patriarchal society and in every area of life, women of color face the most cutting disparities,’ writes Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, CEO of YWCA of New York. The educator and social change activist works […]

Danielle Moss Lee: Don’t Give Difficult Employees a Pass

Photo credit: Earl Wilson/NY Times This interview with Danielle Moss Lee, chief executive of the Y.W.C.A. of the City of New York, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Q. Tell me about your early years. A. I grew up in Manhattan, on the Upper West Side, when it was a really diverse neighborhood, a version of New York […]

Young Women’s Initiative Report & Recommendations

The New York City Council convened stakeholders across the City, including but not limited to community-based organizations, advocates, policy experts, and young women themselves. Together they made the following recommendations to secure the futures of women and girls across the five boroughs. Download full report below.

YWCA of the City of New York Issues Recommendations Aimed at Addressing Race and Gender Disparities in the STEM Field

Today, YWCA of the City of New York released its new publication “Welcome to the YWSTEAAMocracy ‘The Future of STEM is Inclusive’” Equity Ideas of Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The report contains a comprehensive analysis that frames persistent barriers that impede race and gender equity in the STEM field. In […]