Economic Empowerment

Empowerment and Leadership programs at the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland address the growing need to teach personal finance, digital skills, and job skills to young women* in order to increase their financial independence and economic success.

Financial Literacy Workshops

We provide workshops on financial literacy for high school students and adults. Topics include budgeting, investing, the wealth gap, paying for college, and more.

If you would like to bring these workshops to your school or organization, please email the program director at

YW Strive

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Moving Ahead

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Young Women* and Money Conference

The Young Women* and Money Conference is an annual event which gives young women* the opportunity to learn about personal finances through workshops and keynote speakers. While the conference was created and organized for young women*, people of all ages are welcome to attend.

Click here for details on this year’s Young Women* & Money Conference.

*Our use of “girls” and “women” is inclusive of all cis and trans women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer, and any female-identified folks.