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.

YWEmpowered at YWCA Utah

2018 Schedule

January 11: Introduction and Personal Assessment: What does Leadership Success Look Like to You?

February 8: Building Your Brand and Negotiation

March 2: YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Summit

April 12: Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

May 10: Personal Bias Awareness and Prejudice Reduction

June 14: Recognizing Systematic Inequalities and Fostering Inclusive Leadership

July 12: Boundary-Setting and Self-Care

August 9: Networking and Mentoring

September 7: YWCA LeaderLuncheon, 11:30-2:00, Grand America Hotel

October 11: Personal Purpose and Reflection, Closing Celebration and Certificate Presentation

November/December (Date 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.