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young leaders society

2022 program details & schedule

YLS develops and supports young women leaders from our local community by providing educational and networking opportunities as well as participation in a unique giving circle. The 2022 cohort will meet once a month on Mondays from 6PM – 7:30PM at the JWF office. YLs are expected to attend every session; participants who miss more than one meeting will forfeit their spot in the program. A maximum of 15 women will be accepted.

2022 Dates

The program kicks off with a mandatory half day orientation on January 30 from 10AM – 2PM held at the JWF office. Lunch is included. Participants will get to know each other while setting personal/professional goals for the year, learn more about JWFs mission and work, and discuss details for all future sessions.

The group will meet February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 13, July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, and December 5. Social activities will also be added to the calendar based on YLs availability.

Session topics include:

  • Self-care & Setting Boundaries
  • Public Speaking
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Financial Management
  • Becoming a better advocate for yourself and your community
  • Strategic Philanthropy & The Power of Giving

Applications must be submitted no later than January 28th, 2022. Space is limited.

Young Leader’s Society Form

class of 2021

giving circle

Values based giving is an important form of leadership. The last three sessions are the giving circle component of the program, which provides an opportunity to learn about organizations in our local community and strategic grant making with a gender lens. Each member will contribute a minimum of $250, which will be pooled together for one local organization grant. YLS members will research potential funding opportunities and collectively decide how to use their funds

To view the latest schedule, please click below. Schedule is subject to change. Members of YLS are also invited to participate in JWF programs and events, and attend Trustee Luncheon Meetings.

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