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Empower Possible

Let's Build A Bold, Bright Future Together

Join us for our second annual Empower Possible signature fundraising event to support our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. For more than 130 years, we have inspired our community to envision what’s possible and offered the tools and resources to achieve it. Through racial justice training and advocacy, early learning, youth development and wellness programs, we empower what’s possible. Let’s build a bold, bright future together.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Quincy Hall, 1325 Quincy Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Cost: $250+


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Here's What to Expect:

  • A fun, formal attire affair celebrating our community together
  • A showcase of YWCA’s outstanding programs and impact
  • Inspiring stories from YWCA supporters, staff, fitness members, parents and program participants
  • Honoring our 6th Woman of Power Award recipient and 2nd Kate Berman Leadership Award
  • An exciting after-party featuring a local performer and beverage tastings

2023 Leadership Awards

Each year at our Empower Possible event, we present the Woman of Power and Kate Berman Leadership Awards to honor women from the private and public sectors across the Twin Cities who have demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm and support for our mission. We are pleased to announce the 2023 Woman of Power Award recipient is Atum Azzahir and the Kate Berman Leadership Award recipient is Pam Stegora Axberg.

This year, we are also excited to award our Early Childhood Education Teacher of the Year, Triathlon Spotlight, Volunteer Service and Youth of Power. Read the profiles of these program spotlight award recipients.

Entertainment: Jearlyn Steele

Charismatic, smart, funny and heartfelt are just a few adjectives used to describe Jearlyn Steele. Whether she is singing, speaking or emceeing, she leaves an audience wanting more. As a member of the internationally acclaimed family, The Steeles, Jearlyn has performed from South America to Europe.

For ten years, she has been an Entertainment Reporter for Twin Cities Public Television’s award winning political show Almanac interviewing local, national and international acts. As a keynote speaker, facilitator and emcee, Jearlyn has inspired audiences from Minnesota to New York to the Caribbean.  Maintaining her CBS Sunday night radio show — Steele Talkn’ on WCCO Radio 830AM, heard in thirty states and most of Canada — has been a joy for more nearly two decades.

Supporting Life-Changing Programs

Empower Possible signature fundraiser is an inspirational opportunity to support life-changing programs that eliminate racism and empower women and girls in our community.

Every year, we deliver innovative programs and passionate advocacy in racial justice, education and wellness, creating a positive impact on the lives of over 30,000 people in our community.

Our Impact Each Year:

  • 5,000 diverse individuals are empowered to take action to eliminate racism and promote equity
  • 720 children receive high-quality, anti-bias early childhood education
  • 1,250 girls and youth become leaders, learners and creators of change in our afterschool programs
  • 24,200 health and fitness members achieve better health and wellness

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a sponsor of Empower Possible, you will demonstrate support for YWCA Minneapolis, serving women and families for 130 years. Event sponsorship connects your organization to YWCA’s powerful legacy and invests in the path ahead. We invite you to support our mission by becoming a sponsor.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact