Core Values

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YWCA Tulsa is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, freedom, dignity and justice for all.


Our vision is a Tulsa community that honors, welcomes, and invests equitably in all of its people.

Our work is focused in two key areas — advancing health equity for the Tulsa community and providing services and support for immigrants and refugees.

Core Values 

Our core values are the heart of our culture.

  • Community: We center people in our program design; we engage the Community in our decisions, and we partner with others to achieve the greatest impact. We believe in:
    • Collaboration and shared leadership,
    • Partnering with others to increase impact,
    • And Finding answers within the community.
  • Advocacy: We are committed to creating space for voices to be heard. We will:
    • Amplify the voices of [women/BIPOC, under-represented communities],
    • Ensure spaces where all can have a voice,
    • Model representation & diverse leadership
  • Respect: We care about each other and treat each other with dignity and value. We believe that authentic, respectful relationships lead to learning and growth. We:
    • Encourage,
    • Challenge,
    • And Support Each Other.
  • Equity & Inclusion: We build diverse, welcoming, and inclusive spaces both within our walls and in the world. We welcome:
    • Your full self,
    • Your creativity and ideas,
    • Your experiences,
    • And Your perspective.
  • Empowerment: We empower each other [and the community/those we serve] to have a voice and create change. We:
    • Develop leaders,
    • Blaze new territory,
    • and have the courage to act on our principles. We are strong alone and fearless together.
  • Excellence: We set and achieve ambitious goals. We are:
    • Transparent
    • Accountable,
    • Strategic, and
    • Innovative As we seek ways to constantly learn and improve.