NEWS & EVENTS
Camp GOTR by Girls on the Run hosted at Urban League of Kansas
July 19-23, 2021
Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls of all abilities to develop self-confidence and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive lessons, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, this week-long camp combines the best of the Girls on the Run program with all the fun of camp. Camp GOTR is for girls in 3rd - 5th grades.
Empowering Working Women
in Kansas and Missouri
Learn to negotiate your financial future through an AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop! This FREE virtual workshop teaches women how to determine their market worth based on their skills, experience, performance, qualifications, and responsibilities on the job. In 2017, median annual earnings for men in Kansas were $49,267 compared to $37,931 for women—an earnings ratio of 77 percent, or 42nd out of all states and the District of Columbia, according to the most recent census data. The gap is worse for most women of color and working mothers.
2020 Equal Opportunity Dinner and Awards
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
The Equal Opportunity Dinner is an annual fundraising event that celebrates trailblazing leaders who personify ULK’s Mission of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives. The 2020 event included sponsors hosting private dinner parties, a panel of professionals to discuss actionable change for an equitable workplace, and a live stream presentation of the awards.
Please help us in thanking all our partners and sponsors!
Our Honorees: Brandon Johnson for the Whitney M. Young Leadership Award, Cox Communications for the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Award, and Create Campaign, Inc. for the Exceptional Small Business or Nonprofit Award,
Our panel discussion moderator C. Edward Watson, II, and our amazing panelists: Angela Smith of KWCH, Alicia Sanchez of WSU Diversity and Inclusion Office, and Donna Douglas, retired Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader.
Our generous sponsors:
Empowerment Sponsors: Cox Business, Evergy, Dillons, Spirit AeroSystems
Champion Sponsors: Martin Pringle, Capitol Federal, INTRUST Bank
Opportunity Sponsors: Wichita SHRM, WSU Regional Engagement and Economic Development, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, The Docking Group
Community Sponsors: Commerce Bank, Kansas Gas Service, Davis Moore Auto Group, Wichita Educational Foundation, Partners for Wichita, Berry Foundation
Media Sponsor: DTR Media, Francois Djedjes
Special Thanks: Pastor Christyn Gunter, Jodee B Catering, Davis Liquor, Personal Touch Events, Dan Shurtz, Aonya Kendrick Barnett, Tracee Adams