YWCA Northeast Kansas Signature Events
Quarterly Network Lunches: Network with fellow community leaders over lunch with an informative and enriching talk presented by local experts and thought-leaders. Lunches occur quarterly on Wednesdays, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM, and cost $12 general admission, lunch is included. Are you interested in a particular topic? Let us know by sending us an email. Save the date for the Summer Network Lunch on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
32nd Annual Women of Excellence Awards: A Leadership Event to benefit YWCA Northeast Kansas: Celebrating Women of Excellence in the greater Topeka community. While this event may look a little different as we transition from a daytime luncheon to an evening virtual event, our mission remains the same: honoring the contributions of women in our community who get up and do the work. Together, we are Equal. Powerful. UNSTOPPABLE. Nominations are open now, and the event will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in an online event. Nominate a woman of excellence today!
Concealed Revealed: An art auction benefiting YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment. This year’s event will take place Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at the Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka. This event has been rescheduled from April to October and will coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tickets are on sale now.
Week Without Violence: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in 2019 we focused on raising awareness for how gender-based violence affects our community. In 2019, WWOV took place October 12-19, and included a Fall Network Lunch speaker on violence and the LGBTQIA community, children’s story time about boundaries and strength, a pre-kickoff discussion about domestic violence and the NFL, a poetry speak-out, a community discussion around the portrayal of domestic violence in the movie “I, Tonya,” and our annual march and rally at the Kansas Statehouse. Check out our photos.
Annual Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Event: We have over 400 volunteers fueling our mission every year. The November event was open to all volunteers and donors in the 2019 calendar year, and is also the opportunity to recognize outstanding community partners. Interested in getting involved? Check out our volunteer opportunities, in-kind donations, and ways to make an impact through a monetary contribution.
That’s What She Said: An evening of advice, stories, and fun with your sisters. TWSS 2019 took place Thursday, August 29 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Brownstone. Meanwhile, browse our event photos.