Young Women’s Leadership Summit 2021 seeks prospective speakers

BLOOMINGTON – The City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Program (SCCP) and Young Women’s Leadership Summit (YWLS) committee invite proposals from prospective speakers for the Third Annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit taking place Thursday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom.  This year’s summit theme is “The BIG Idea.”

Summit organizers seek to identify women of color to lead workshops for African American and Latina girls in middle and high school on the following topics:  

  • Who do I want to BE:  a workshop on self-discovery; 
  • How do I INVEST:  a workshop on self-development; and 
  • Where do I want to GO:  a workshop on self-exploration.

Proposals of presentations that will serve to anchor each workshop must be submitted here by October 1.  Prospective presenters must be at least 18 years of age, identify as a female and a member of a racially minoritized group, and have educational, professional, or lived experience in the field in which they intend to lead a workshop.  The subject may not have been presented at last year’s summit. 

The Young Women’s Leadership Summit is dedicated to championing fairness and empowering, enhancing, and nurturing children and youth through community engagement.  More specifically, the summit’s goals are to provide space and opportunity for girls of color to express themselves, learn, and make memorable connections; and to highlight women of color in the community as role models.  The summit also seeks to support girls of color by coordinating and delivering resources and information specifically addressing the needs and concerns of this traditionally underrepresented group.  

Although focused on African American and Latina girls, the summit is open to female-identifying middle and high school aged students of all races and backgrounds.  Student registration for the free event must be made here by November 1.