Women and girls who participate in our programs gain skills in economic literacy, as well as tangible job skills that allow them to have access to employment fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented.
As we look at the impact of sexism and racism, women, and particularly women of color, experience adverse economic impacts. By focusing on empowering women economically, YWCA McLean County hopes to improve the economic wealth of individual families and our community.
Women’s economic empowerment speaks to a woman’s ability to make strategic choices, improve her economic situation, and alter existing power structures that create barriers to economic justice.
Economic empowerment is more than simply having a job. Our goal is to create economic justice that equals equity and fairness.