30th Annual YWCA Tribute to Women (TWIN) Awards
Honoring Silicon Valley's Top Executive Women
Nominations for female executives and emerging leaders are now being accepted through December 6, 2014.
Click here to see the guidelines and download an application.
Don't miss out on participating in thes historic 30th year celebration.
The YWCA TWIN Awards banquet will be held on May, 12, 2014 at the Fairmont, San Jose. Event sponsorships are now available.
Welcome to the YWCA
Welcome to the YWCA Silicon Valley! We are a nonprofit in the Silicon Valley that works toward empowering women and eliminating racism. We do that in several ways, but it's part of who we are every day. One way that we do this is by providing services to everyone, not just women and girls. So if you're male and you need us: we're here for you too. Here are some ways we can help...
We have programs that can offer hope for dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence; two devastating events that can have a significant impact on your life ~ as well as the lives of family members and loved ones. The staff in both of these departments is passionate and incredibly capable and well trained; we are the premier provider of these services. Come talk with us; we can be an ear when you just need to talk, and we can be an advocate when you need action. In either case, the direction is up to you. Our goal is to empower you to address things in a way that is comfortable for you.
If you're seeking counseling, we have an incredible team of supervisors and interns that are trained to work with you on a myriad of topics; stress, anger, self-harm, or just figuring out next steps. Our interns are compassionate people that have a varied set of experiences to help you; again with the goal of empowering you to make choices of your own that work for your life.
We have child care in two centers for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. The staff in these two centers is there because they love children ~ yes, your children! We have a very low turnover rate (which is incredible in child care), and we are here each day to provide incomparable child care with a connection to your child to help them feel connected and cared for.
And we have TechGYRLS, which is one of our very few gender specific programs. This amazing program motivates girls to become more involved in the sciences. And we never, ever do that from a boring workbook. No worksheets here ~ just hands on experiences that will transform their lives and make them want to be a scientist, an engineer, or work in the field of technology. We are so fortunate to have a partnership with Intel to offer the most advanced technology and to help motivate these girls...and they think they're just having fun.
I am so incredibly proud to work each day with this wonderful staff and our volunteers that help us help you. We are amazing ~ come find out for yourself.
Interim Leader of the YWCA Silicon Valley