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Young Professional Women (YPW) is a community for young, professional women from a diverse spectrum of industries. This group offers emerging leaders opportunities to further their professional and personal development through peer interaction, mentoring by senior-level women, and philanthropy through UJA.

Women who pledge a minimum of $1,000 to UJA’s annual campaign gain exclusive access to all YPW programs and events.

We welcome you.

Here’s a snapshot of what we offer.

Past Speakers

  • Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder, Baked by Melissa
  • Tina Gershoff, senior vice president, Theory
  • Fany Gerson, founder, Dough Doughnuts
  • Sadie Kurzban, founder, 305 Fitness
  • Santina Leuci, executive editorial producer, Good Morning America
  • Rebecca Minkoff, fashion designer
  • Sarah Moss, general counsel, Estée Lauder
  • Barbara Novick, vice chairman, BlackRock
  • Julie Rice, founder, SoulCycle
  • Alli Webb, founder, Drybar

Past Social and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Ride for UJA at SoulCycle
  • Rooftop Yoga at Equinox
  • Wine tasting at Back Label Wine Merchants
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute
  • Annual Chocolate Seder with JCC Manhattan’s Adaptations group for people with disabilities

Individual Mentorships

  • Apply to become a mentee – part of a personalized one-on-one pairing with a high-level mentor from UJA’s Women’s Executive Circle (WEC)
  • Special kickoff programming for YPW mentees and WEC mentors

For More Information

Contact Lauren Grunstein at 212.836.1328 or .

Sara Hackmyer and Blake Sonnenshein

Melanie Baevsky, Erica Berman, Stella Binkevich, Jamie Brokowsky, Debbie Burkhoff, Nicki Fishman, Dorit Ingber, Gabrielle Jackson, Rachel Levin, Lindsay Nakash, Stacey Spielman, and Jayme Tauber

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