Women’s Leadership Center

To advance women’s empowerment, YWCA Clark County is focused on a new initiative for the next century of service: a Women’s Leadership Center. Modeled after successful leadership centers around the world, the WLC empowers women of all ages to realize and harness their innate leadership abilities.


The Women’s Leadership Center relies on YWCA Clark County’s decades of experience leading the way in every social justice movement, protecting and serving women and children who have been victims of violence, advocating for youth and expanding the community conversation to include innovative solutions to our most complex social challenges. YWCA Clark County will lead seminars, workshops and program series that focus on leadership themes including:

    • Effective Negotiation Strategies
    • Career Mentoring/Finding a Dream Career
    • Public Speaking
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Balancing Personal and Business Life
    • Leveraging Talent & Experience
    • Effective Leadership Techniques
    • Community Involvement
    • Economic Literacy

Workshops and Classes

Financial Empowerment: A Pathway to Informed Decisions and Financial Independence

An interactive and empowering dialogue on finances and personal futures, Jennifer Rhoads will lead attendees as they increase awareness on how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing.

You will gain increased knowledge in finance, money management, and better understand insurance and taxes. Attendees will ultimately work towards an increased foundational understanding for making informed decisions leading to financial independence.
Facilitated by: Jennifer Rhoads
Date: Mondays, October 22- November 5, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Price: $80, Pre-registration required 2 days prior. Register now.

Building Resilience

Building Resilience is an hour long conversation of shared experience, facilitated by Chief Criminal Deputy, Camara Banfield. Camara will share her experience of working in a white male dominated profession. Sharing insights and strategies to build resilience and succeed in such an environment. We hope that you will join us with your stories, thoughts, and questions as we tackle strategies to remain resilient and discuss ways to support one another in the workplace.
Facilitated by: Camara Banfield
Date: Tuesday, November 13th, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Price: $20, Pre-registration required 2 days prior. Register now.

Taking Action: Creating a Culture of Consent

Raise your voice, develop skills to take action and recognize your contributions to creating a culture of consent. In this 4 session series we will define, explore, and develop an action plan for the following themes: Consent, Safety, Boundaries, and Technology. You will take away an in depth understanding of the role each theme plays in your life, relationships, and society. In addition, you will have expanded knowledge and skills to lead conversations around creating a culture of consent.
Facilitated by: Laurie Schacht and Jessie Spinney
Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, November 26 – December 5, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Price: $80, Pre-registration required 2 days prior. Register now.


Sign up below to receive an email notification regarding these and more offerings from the WLC. Contact Cheyanne Llanos Bare at 360-906-9157 or cllanosbare@ywcaclarkcounty.org for more information.

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Women’s Leadership Center Sponsors
When the Shoe Fits - Sponsor of the Women's Leadership Center

Thank you to When the Shoe Fits for your sponsorship of the Women’s Leadership Center