Spring Network Lunch: Stand Against Racism
Apr 22 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Spring Network Lunch: Stand Against Racism @ YWCA Dining Room

Save the date for our Quarterly Network Lunch series! Our Spring Network Lunch will focus on access to voting and census participation with featured guest Mayor Michelle De La Isla. This event will also kick off our annual YWCA Stand Against Racism campaign, April 23-26, 2020.

Network Lunch is $12 for community members ($10 for YWCA contributors) and includes lunch and a one-hour discussion. All proceeds benefit the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting justice, dignity, and freedom for all.


Past featured guests include:

  • Joan Wagnon and the League of Women Voters of Kansas speaking about civic engagement and the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment.
  • Jay Prior, speaking about violence in the LGBTQ community in conjunction with the YWCA Week Without Violence.
  • Tara D. Wallace and Phelica Glass, licensed social work therapists, discussing Women’s Mental Health, particularly women of color seeking mental health services.
  • Pedro Irigonegaray, lawyer and civil rights activist speaking on racial justice as social justice.
  • Dean Carla Pratt from Washburn University discussing women in leadership positions.




Leadership Luncheon 2020
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Leadership Luncheon 2020 @ Downtown Topeka Ramada

At YWCA Northeast Kansas, we are eliminating racism and empowering women at all stages of their careers. The greater Topeka community demands justice in a thousand different ways, and we will continue to get up and do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, and until the world sees women, girls and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Join us on Tuesday, August 25 for the 32nd annual YWCA Leadership Luncheon, recognizing Women of Excellence in our community who get up and do the work. This event has been rescheduled from June, and will coincide with the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution.


Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel & Convention Center

Regency Ballroom

420 SE 6th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66607




11:15 AM       Registration

11:30 AM       Regency Ballroom Doors Open

12:00 PM       Program Begins

1:00               Program Concludes


Are you a past honoree and you are not on our list? We would love to recognize you! Send us an email at with your updated contact information to receive more information.

That’s What She Said
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The most memorable part of the evening were the conversations with other women and networking. It was a very neat set-up and a great night out with friends. The food and wine was really good too :)” – M.M., 2019 That’s What She Said Attendee

Grab your friends and join us for the 2nd annual That’s What She Said: an evening of advice, stories, and fun with your sisters.

That’s What She Said is an evening to inspire, collaborate, and network with women from across the greater Topeka community. Tickets for the 2nd annual That’s What She Said will be available in Summer 2020.

“On a personal note, I have had two of the most stressful weeks in my professional career, and last night’s event was exactly what I needed. I left feeling so uplifted.” L.S., 2019 That’s What She Said Attendee

All proceeds support the YWCA Northeast Kansas, on a mission to empower women, eliminate racism, cultivate children, alleviate poverty, support survivors, and promote dignity for all.

Concealed Revealed Art Auction
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Concealed Revealed Art Auction @ Jayhawk Theatre

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd for an inspiring, empowering evening of art, great food, wine, and beer tastings all while supporting the mission and crucial programs supporting survivors in our Center for Safety and Empowerment. This event will also coincide with the beginning of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

The 17th annual Concealed Revealed Art Auction is an evening celebrating the victories we have seen in the women’s movement, with LGBTQ communities, and with victims and survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking. We have been hard at work affecting change in our communities, and although the work is not yet done, let us come together to celebrate what we have accomplished.

Admission to the event includes alcoholic beverages and appetizers. A limited number of hosted Patron Tables for 4 are also available. The auction will have both a silent component in the gallery, as well as a live auction in the theater. All proceeds for this YWCA Signature event directly benefit the Center for Safety and Empowerment.

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