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YWCA Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

Dear Lovell Foundation Friends and Grantee Partners,

The YWCA of Southern Arizona is one of the organizations the Lovell Foundation supports (Gender Parity is one of our four focus areas). YWCA is an amazing force in our community; you might remember how they stepped up in helping organize the Women’s March, and their current effort to mobilize all citizens’ voices in our statewide policy through Operation Haboob. Operation Haboob Link

Their upcoming 30th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on October 19th at the Starr Pass J.W. Marriot Resort in Tucson should be a good event, and I highly recommend it to any woman (and any man who is interested in being more of an ally in Gender Parity). Keynote speakers are Alejandra Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA, and Jess Baker, local body-positive advocate, among others, and there are two different tracks with informative sessions. It will be the third one I’ve attended and I’ve learned a lot each year. It is a truly inspiring day and easily one of the most inclusive events (perhaps surpassed only by Tucson Meet Yourself) in the yearly Tucson calendar. Check it out, and even if you can’t attend, there are lots of other resources the YWCA offers that you may find useful: Women’s Business Center, Micro Loan Fund, Kitchen Incubator, Financial Literacy classes, Women’s Counseling Network (subsidized personal counseling/coaching for underserved women), etc. YWCA Website

Women’s Success = Everyone’s Success.

See you there, I hope?

John Amoroso
Executive Director, The David and Lura Lovell Foundation