emPower series (formerly leadership luncheon)

The emPower events dish up thought-provoking discussions of current issues facing women of all backgrounds. Guest speakers share their passion for interrupting discrimination in all of its forms, leaving you with food for thought and inspiration to become an ally in creating social change.

event details

networking and meal
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

$15 Young professional | $30 Individual | $240 Individual season pass
$300 One table | $2,500 One table season pass

register for the 2018 series

02.15.18   Voices from the Rise Sister Rise Black Girl Think Tank  register.jpg
Celebrate Black HERstory Month at the YWCA with young women from the Rise Sister Rise Black Girl Think Tank! From colorism to mental health to LGBTQ issues, come hear directly from young women of color about the issues impacting them and the changes they hope to lead in their schools and communities.
03.08.18   Shattering the Symphonic Glass Ceiling  register.jpg
A Conversation Between Janet Chen and Joanna Frankel
Women are active in all aspects of classical music, such as instrumental performance, conducting, scholarly research, and contemporary composition. Yet, their representation and recognition—especially at higher levels—falls well below their male counterparts. Joanna Frankel, recently named the first female concertmaster in Columbus Symphony history and Janet Chen, a 2018 YWCA Woman of Achievement and executive director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, are two women who have managed to rise through the ranks of leadership in the historically male-dominated world of classical music. Join us for a riveting conversation about music, the arts, sexism and leadership with two dynamic women who have seen it all firsthand!

learn more, become a speaker or suggest a topic

LC Johnson
614.224.9121 ext. 1226

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