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Organize Your Butterflies

Nov 14, 2019

Racial justice education on a macro-level requires grappling with questions such as “what is racism” and “why is racism so difficult to eradicate?” In this candid and reflective conversation, Organize Your Butterflies host, Alejandra Y. Castillo, and Donte Hilliard, Director of Mission Impact at YWCA USA and...


Nov 7, 2019

How can women be empowered within STEM? This episode of Organize Your Butterflies, powered by the Coca Cola Foundation, is the sixth in the “Y Women Startup” curriculum. This is the third chapter under “The Core of Business Operations,” and focuses on the challenges that women face when entering the (relatively)...


Oct 31, 2019

This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a conversation with YWCA National Capital Area CEO Monica Gray. The discussion includes suggestions on how to best engage in difficult conversations about race and racism, the significance of lending helpful tools and language to make the conversation productive and...


Oct 24, 2019

This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a conversation between YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo and Lizette Williams, Head of Cultural Engagement and Experiences, McDonald’s USA. The discussion centers on the launch of the YWCA Women’s Empowerment Program powered by McDonald’s Black and Positively...


Oct 13, 2019

This episode of Organize Your Butterflies is hosted by Alejandra Y. Castillo and features special expert guests Rob Valente and Dorian Karp. Rob and Dorian have built careers helping women, advocating for gun safety legislation, and working to end domestic violence. In this episode, they discuss the linkages between...