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Young Women's Council

  Diverse young women between the ages of 18 and 35 who are current members of YWCA Utah.

What:  An affinity group within the YWCA’s larger membership that serves YWCA members between the ages of 18 and 35.

Why:  To reach out and engage young YWCA members from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and professions in sisterhood, advocacy, service, leadership, and philanthropic support for the YWCA.

How:  Any young woman may join YWCA Utah with membership. Be sure to tell us your age so we can connect you with other young women who are YWCA members. 

The purpose of the Council is: 

• To connect with the diverse young women who are members of YWCA Utah, and to represent and communicate their interests, needs, and aspirations;
• To develop their own leadership skills, and support the leadership development of other young women;
• To champion the YWCA in their professional and personal circles;
• To create mission-based opportunities for other young YWCA members:
  - Sisterhood: activities and events that bring young women together for friendship and mutual support, and strengthen their commitment to the YWCA and its mission – here and around the world.
  - Service: projects related to the YWCA’s work with women and their families.
  - Advocacy/public policy: Week Without Violence, Stand Against Racism, and opportunities for advocacy regionally, and nationally.
   - Leadership development: learning and networking opportunities through the annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit and other local events and activities; and, potentially, regional and national activities.
   - Philanthropy: engaging other young women in financially supporting the YWCA through LeaderLuncheon sponsorships and tickets; Rise & Shine Breakfast; and other fundraising opportunities.

 • To advise YWCA staff and other volunteer leadership about the needs, interests, and aspirations of young women who care
     about the YWCA;
 • To support the YWCA’s efforts to reach out more effectively to young women with meaningful opportunities for learning and

2016-2017 Young Women's Council

Kandice Davis, President
Hilary Amnah
Akela Bellazetin
Sydney Cahoon
Ashley Cleveland 
Denise Laney
Stefanie Naden 
Nubia Pena
Ofa Pilivi
Stephanie Pitcher
Yajanetsy Alejandra Ruano Ortega
Alice Williams
Gabriela Zamora-Muñoz

Past Year's Young Women's Council

For more information about the Young Women's Council please contact Amberlie Phillips, Chief Development Officer, at 801-537-8614 or aphillips@ywca.com.

Young Women's Council Events

Young Women's Leadership Summit