YWCA of Tulsa
about

our culture

Mission Statement

The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

In Tulsa, we achieve our mission by offering programs and advocacy addressing racial and gender disparities in wellness, wealth, and education.

All YWCA Tulsa employees accept responsibility for actively implementing and furthering the mission of the YWCA.

Core Values

Our core values are the heart of our culture. We look to our core values to guide our decisions and actions, and we draw inspiration from them.

Inclusion

We build diverse, welcoming, and inclusive spaces both within our walls and in the world. We want everyone to bring their full selves to their work, and we aim to engage each person’s creativity and perspectives to achieve greater results. We are steadfastly committed to the full inclusion of all people and communities at the margins.

Empowerment

We believe every individual, staff member, and community holds innate strength, and our role is to help them access this power to not just survive, but thrive. We believe that personal and professional growth comes through a commitment to continual learning, where we constantly strive for greater understanding of ourselves, our clients, and our mission.

Excellence

We hold ourselves to a high standard and strive to achieve high-impact results for all we serve. We take pride in our work and endeavor to bring professionalism, transparency, accountability, and integrity to all we do. We work in purposeful, strategic, and innovative ways and constantly seek to learn and improve.

Respect

We care about each other. We value the varied strengths, opinions, ideas, and experiences of each individual, and we believe that authentic, respectful relationships lead to learning and growth. To maximize our collective impact, we encourage, challenge, and support each other to be the best we can be.

Boldness

We develop leaders who operate from a place of abundance and optimism, blaze new territory, and have the courage to act on our principles. We believe leadership encompasses the strength and wisdom to make change, independently or as a collective, irrespective of rank or position. We are strong alone and fearless together.

Diversity & Inclusion 

YWCA Tulsa is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, and/or any other legally protected status. 

Our Equal Employment Opportunity policy incorporates the YWCA’s commitment to maintain an environment free from discrimination as a means of living our mission and in accordance with state and federal laws.