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 will empower 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

Current Workshops and Classes

The following workshops and classes will be offered in early 2018. View or download a PDF of upcoming events. Sign up below to receive an email notification regarding these and more offerings from the WLC. Contact Nichole Peppers at 360-906-9112 or npeppers@ywcaclarkcounty.org for more information.

Image to Income: Creating an Authentic,
Profitable and Confident Image Workshop

Ready to polish your professional image for today’s workplace? Open to women of all ages, this 1-hour workshop supports women to speak with confidence, dress for success, and navigate common challenges. Facilitated by professional image consultant and best-selling author Dr. Carol Parker Walsh.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 12:00-1:00pm
Price: $15, pre-registration required

Finding Our Gold: A Connection Circle for Women Over 50

This 8-week series brings together women over 50 to connect with their own inner gold and see the gold in each other. Participants will explore topics such as authenticity, relationships, courage, safety, purpose, and creativity. Facilitated by Margo Priebe and Annette McLean.

Dates: Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm, February 28 – April 18
Price: $120, pre-registration required by Wednesday, February 21
Early bird special: $80 if you register by Monday, February 12!

Empowering Women in the Workplace:
Negotiating Salary and Empowering Yourself

Shares best practices for negotiating competitive compensation packages and effectively advocating for yourself in the workplace. Facilitated by Sherri Bennett and Stephanie Egbers.
Date: March 6 from 5:30-7:30pm
Price: $25, pre-registration required by Friday, March 2

Together Equal: A Gender Equity Tour of Washington

Join the Women’s Funding Alliance and YWCA as we convene Vancouver’s women leaders for a conversation about advancing leadership and economic opportunity for all women and girls.
Date: March 20 from 5:30-7:00pm
Price: $10, Register today.

Stand Against Racism: Our Power, Our Mission, Our Future

YWCA Clark County is again joining hundreds of YWCA’s across the nation to take a stand against racism. This year we’re focused on creating full access and engagement for women and girls of color in the political process. How can we accomplish this? Join us to hear from a panel of local leaders and find out more.
Date: April 26 from 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Warehouse 23 

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