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


Reading Race Community Conversation
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reading Race Community Conversation @ Shorewood Public Library

Join us for our bi-monthly discussions on “We Were Eight Years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Shorewood Public Library.


Circle of Women
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.

In April 2018, we celebrated our 125th Anniversary with a distinctive celebration, Circle of Women: Empowering Truth, which highlighted highs and lows of building the YWCA over decades and the work yet to be done to build a more just community.

Save the Date!

Circle of Women 2019 – April 2nd.  A visionary evening at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel.

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.