Empowerment & Economic Advancement

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YWCA supports women’s empowerment and economic advancement, with a particular focus on the reality the way race impacts women’s economic opportunities. Our economic empowerment programs, such as job training, financial literacy, salary negotiation, and leadership development serve hundreds of women in South Florida.

YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc.’s job is to imagine, fight for and create a more socially just world for the next generation of young women and prepare them for that future.

Our Marta Sutton Weeks Women’s Center is home to the first TechHire Center for women in Miami-Dade County. In partnership with CareerSource South Florida, the Center targets and empowers women with the skills they need to obtain well-paying IT jobs. Our goal is to make accelerated information technology training accessible to women who are essentially absent from technology innovation, giving them the opportunity to explore IT career options.

The Center is equipped with internet-accessible desktop computers that have Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Cloud software, and printers.

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Thanks to a generous grant from Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the Dolphins players, YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc. is a 2018-2019 grantee of the Football Unites program. With this funding, the rebranded Empower HER series will engage women and girls to be social advocates and commit their time, talent and treasure to achieving social justice in Miami. The series will empower women through community building, self-care, and empowerment by teaching them how to shift unjust systems. Empower HER will focus on the policies, systems, and institutions in the Miami region and beyond. The goal of the series is to make sure all systems work for everyone they serve, women and men.


YWCA Miami Influencers Council is a volunteer council of women (aged 21-35) that supports the work of the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc. The Council aims to mobilize young women to action in support of the YW movement through volunteerism, fundraising, and activities that foster personal and professional development.

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