JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network, funded in part by the Sondra D. Bender Community Leadership Institute, brings together Jewish professional women in their 20s and 30s to grow as leaders in their workplaces, their communities and their personal lives.
The YWLN connects members to a network of inspiring role models from a diversity of fields. Our young women are inspired to be great by doing good, participating in social action events and meeting with philanthropists. Building on JWI's financial literacy expertise and commitment to preventing domestic violence, YWLN monthly programs include economic security and healthy relationship offerings. And of course we have fun with events like happy hour, baking workshops and group exercise.
But most of all, we're building a community. At the heart of the YWLN is a group of amazing young women becoming their best selves with a network of friends.
Why join the YWLN?
- Membership dues help JWI teach college students about consent, healthy relationships and financial literacy
- Discounted admission to YWLN events, including our annual conference
- Access to special members-only events
- Networking happy hours
- Briefings with elected officials
- Meet and greets with authors, entrepreneurs and other inspiring women
- Exclusive invitations to pre-release movie screenings
- Breakfast meetings with JWI's executive team
- Gifts and giveaways
- An instant community of friends!
More aBOUT THE NETWORK
JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network brings together Jewish professional women in their 20s and 30s to grow as leaders in their workplaces, their communities and their personal lives. Currently, this peer-led Network is established in Washington, D.C. and New York City, with plans to expand to Denver in fall 2016 and additional sites in 2017.
More than 800 young women participate in the Networks, forming friendships, learning from each other, and building community and enhancing their connections with other Jewish women. Each community holds monthly events and workshops with honorees, other highly accomplished women, community leaders, and JWI trustees, giving the Network unparalleled access to women in fields such as business, philanthropy, international and national politics, media and law. This aspect of the project builds connectedness and identification with other Jewish women and offers a safe space to ask tough questions, learn from and grow with each other. At the end of the year, an annual conference is held in Washington, D.C., bringing together the Young Women’s Leadership Network for a day of workshops, networking, and mentoring events. The Network is peer-led, providing opportunities to build leadership through programmatic and board leadership opportunities.
The project connects Network participants to a vibrant intergenerational community and shows how Jewish women are each other’s best resources. Highly accomplished Jewish women, often JWI’s former and current Women to Watch, lead programs and share personal and professional advice. This aspect of the project builds connectedness and identification with other Jewish women and offers a safe space to ask tough questions, learn from and grow with each other.