Organizer: Junior State of America
The Young Women's Leadership Institute is an engaging and hands-on digital experience created to empower young women in their everyday lives. Leadership is a skill that can be learned and nurtured through instruction, self-reflection, and practice. In this institute, young women will learn about their own leadership styles, the history of women's leadership in the United States, how to build teams and manage collaborative relationships, how leadership intersects with identity, and how all young women have the opportunity to lead in their communities. This institute provides direct experience in community organizing and action planning. Previous participants have successfully created and implemented community action plans and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to experiential projects and instruction, students will have an opportunity to hear from women currently leading on critical issues in our country. Past speakers and presenters include Ambassador Susan Rice, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor London Breed, Dr. Brooke Rios, Executive Director of New Los Angeles Charter Schools, Dr. Kelley Le, Author and Climate Science Activist, and Dr. Marie Peoples, Deputy County Manager, Coconino County.