Join us for our signature fundraising event, Circle of Women, that celebrates the power of women, children and families in our community to propel greater social and economical change. Together, we can create unlimited possibilities for all.
Experience this signature event with 1,200+ like-minded individuals and businesses committed to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls.
Each year, 30,000+ women, men, children and families create brighter futures for themselves and their community through YWCA Minneapolis programming.
Get inspired by stories of triumph
Shop unique finds in the purse and experience auction
Network with influential leaders
Invest in YWCA’s bold goals to build an equitable world
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
Cost: $150 per ticket
We are happy to announce this year’s Woman of Power Award will be presented to Sharon Sayles Belton!
Sharon Sayles Belton is recognized in our community as an influential activist, politician and leader through her career and community work. She was the first African American and first woman to be elected mayor of the city of Minneapolis. Sharon is an advocate of youth development, neighborhood development and many public policy issues relating to women, families, children and racial equity. Throughout her career, Sharon Sayles Belton has been a key leader in the establishment of nonprofit organizations like Tubman and the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She is a nationally recognized expert on public safety, neighborhood livability and public/private partnerships. Sharon is currently vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at Thomson Reuters.
The Circle of Women signature fundraiser is an inspirational opportunity to support life-changing programs that empower women and girls in our community.
Every year, we leverage our expertise and knowledge to deliver innovative programs and passionate advocacy in education, racial justice and wellness, creating a positive impact on the lives of over 30,000 people in our community.
There is something powerful about coming together to listen to those whose voices aren’t always heard — the participants of the life-changing programs of YWCA Minneapolis.
During the Circle of Women program, girls and women whose lives have been changed in small and profound ways share their stories with attendees. Be inspired by their stories!