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Empower Possible

Let's Build A Bold, Bright Future Together

Join us for our third 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: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: McNamara Alumni Center 200 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455


Registration coming soon!

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.

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