Application deadline Friday for YWCA Women’s Leadership Program

Published: Oct 10th, 2012


Sioux Falls, SD) - YWCA Sioux Falls and Junior League of Sioux Falls are taking participant applications until 5PM on Friday for the 2013 YWCA Women's Leadership Program.Designed by leaders in the community, the YWCA Women’s Leadership program will help empower women to reach their greatest potential. 


Women in any career field can benefit from this intensive course, which combines a strong personal development focus along with valuable professional development experiences.  Participants will also gain the opportunity to create important personal and professional relationships with other future leaders, mentors and facilitators for lifetime support.


The application deadline for participants is 5PM, Friday, October 12. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program by November 16.  Potential mentors have until Feb. 15 to apply. Application forms are available at the downtown YWCA or cost is $375 per participant. The program begins with a retreat in January and involves eight half-day sessions through April. The mentoring portion of the program then runs for one year. The leadership program is open to women of all ages from all career fields. Eighteen to 24 participants will be accepted. For information, contact Catherine Forsch or Mary Osen at the YWCA (605)336-3660 or


The Women’s Leadership Program is a service project of Junior League Sioux Falls. 


Quote from current participant:

The YWCA Women's Leadership Program was more than I could have ever expected.  I feel more confident in the direction of my career as well as working to balance career, family, and personal life.  The wisdom, networking, and friendships made are priceless.”  -Jessica DeNeui, past YWCA board member and 2012 Program Participant


Quote from current program mentor:

I have been honored to have been selected to work with this amazing group of talented young women.  It is truly motivating and personally fulfilling to witness the enthusiasm, passion and leadership of these amazing women.  I continue to be inspired by their willingness to work personally and professionally on their growth and development.” Ruth Krystopolski, 2012 YWCA Program Mentor.


About YWCA Sioux Falls
For 90 years, the YWCA Sioux Falls has been an active community partner offering quality and affordable programs, services and opportunities meeting the needs of women and their families. Through a variety of programs we have a positive impact on our community:   Aquatics & Water Safety, Health and Fitness, Licensed Childcare, Before & After School Care, KinderCollege – elite preschool, Women's Leadership Program, Youth Recreation, and Girls on the Run/Girls on Track.  YWCA Sioux Falls is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  For more information call (605) 336-3660or go to


About Junior League of Sioux Falls
The Junior League of Sioux Falls, Inc. (JLSF) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Celebrating its 33rd year in 2011, JLSF’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLSF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and member of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. More information can be found or by calling (605)336-9469.