YWCA Southeast Wisconsin hosts overwhelmingly popular and distinctive events, as well as more intimate community gatherings.  Event sponsorship support and presenting partnerships are always welcome and provide remarkable public profile opportunities. Take a look at our list of signature and community focused events.

Signature Events


Circle of Women: Stand With Her
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Circle of Women is an annual spring celebration of the power of women’s vision to improve individual lives and the community as a whole.  YWCA Southeast Wisconsin debuted this event in 1995, the first event of its kind in metro-Milwaukee to demonstrate that the generosity of women (and those who share their commitment) can make the impossible probable.

Join 2019 Co-Chairs Deborah Allen, D.B.A. and Gary Hollander, PhD for the 24th Annual Circle of Women! This year’s theme is “Stand with Her”!

This distinctive evening will showcase the impact of YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s mission in action.

We stand with her by:

  • Supporting adult learners to obtain their HSED or GED, preparing them for better paying jobs and more education
  • Delivering racial justice programs and workshops that help build a more inclusive community
  • Providing Job Readiness services: interview training, resume assistance, financial management coaching, transportation resources, soft skill development and more

Interested in becoming a Table Captain, contact us at! Click here to learn more about purchasing an ad for the souvenir program booklet.

Stand Against Racism
Apr 18 all-day

Every April, YWCAs across the US invite their communities to make clear their rejection of racism and all its trappings, building community among those who work to remove the barriers caused by racial injustice.  Learn more about this national initiative and its history here.

Check back in January 2019 to learn YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s plans for Stand Against Racism for April 2019.