BPW signature event: Virginia Allan Young Careerist (YC)
On Tuesday March 26, 2013 area young career women and men learned first-hand the challenges and rewards of validating their personal and professional efforts. On that day Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Raleigh held the final stage of its Young Careerist competition.
Relive the night by reading a blog posting written by BPW/Raleigh's 2013 Young Careerist, Brianne Villano: http://www.pantsuitsandparakeets.com/business-and-professional-women-raleigh/
This program recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 35 for their endeavors at bettering themselves and others.
Download YC Program Fact SheetDownload the 2013 Candidate Welcome Letter
Download the 2013 Candidate Biographical Form
Download the 2013 Candidate Agreement Form
The Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program (YC) was founded in 1964 by Virginia Allan who served as our National President in 1963. She recognized the need to recruit younger members -- and realized their professional, personal and political achievements of young professionals needed to be honored.
Participants, both BPW and prospective members, compete to represent BPW on the Local and the State level by delivering a prepared 4-minute speech, interviewing with judges, and preparing a biographical statement and application.
BPW/Raleigh boasts a long list of former Young Careerist participants and representatives who, by their participation, have developed a greater sense of self-esteem, and have gone on to more rewarding and fulfilling careers and have demonstrated themselves as outstanding leaders in their communities.
To participate in the program, a Young Careerist must:
- Be between the ages of 21 and 35;
- Have been employed with at least one year of full-time work experience in their career area;
- Support the mission of BPW.
The winner of the Young Careerist (YC) competition receives a 1-year paid membership to BPW Raleigh and BPW North Carolina. YCs then enjoy the benefits from networking opportunities, opportunities for personal and professional development, opportunities to learn about the issues of concern to workingwomen, educational programs, and visibility.
Resources for YC Candidates
10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking
Examples of BPW/Raleigh Speeches (from 2011)
How Do You Accept an Award?
Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists
Whether you are a young careerist, an employee with colleagues from Generations X or Y or an employer striving to capitalize on the strengths of younger employees, BPW Foundation’s research, articles and resources will help you to learn more about the opportunities and challenges that this group of workers face.