YWEmpowered at YWCA UtahYWEmpowered is a year-long professional leadership development program for women ages 18 to 35 designed to strengthen personal leadership skills, build confidence, and explore the myriad ways women can be inclusive leaders in the workplace, their personal life, or in their community. YWEmpowered is offered over a twelve month period and features eight half-day leadership development sessions with field experts and two YWCA special events focused on leadership. Participants must commit to attending eight out of ten offerings.

YWCA Utah YWEmpowered

2019 YWEmpowered Sessions

January 17, 2019
Setting the Framework: Introductions, Personal Assessment, and Creating your Development Plan

February 14, 2019
Personal Bias Awareness and Prejudice Reduction

March 1, 2019
YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Summit
8:00 am -1:30 pm, The Falls Event Center

April 11, 2019
Effective Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution

May 9, 2019

June 13, 2019
Recognizing Systematic Inequalities and Fostering Inclusive Leadership

July 11, 2019
Clarity and Confidence: Building (and Owning) your Brand

August 8, 2019
Boundary Setting and Self Care

September 13, 2019
YWCA LeaderLuncheon,
11:30-2:00, Grand America Hotel

October 10, 2019
Collaboration, Personal Purpose and Final Presentation

Nov/Dec TBA
YWEmpowered Alumni gathering & Summit Planning

Ways to Get Involved

Completion of Program

Upon successful program completion, all graduates will receive a certificate of completion and will receive an invitation to join the YWCA Young Women’s Council, an active group of young women volunteers who participate in service and advocacy. The Young Women’s Council also plans the annual YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Summit and has access to mentoring opportunities with YWCA Board members and other community members.

YWEmpowered Partners

Westminster CollegeCisero GroupMark Miller SubaruLarry H Miller Group Of Companies




Zions Bank

University of Utah School of Medicine

Health Line International


SLC Corp





Interested in becoming a YWEmpowered partner? Please contact Amberlie at aphillips@ywcautah.org.