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March 19–21, 2021


Young Women of Color in Independent Schools (YWOC) is an empowering leadership conference for 7th-12th grade, self-identified young women of color in the Chicagoland area. The day will feature workshops, affinity group sessions and activities geared toward providing brave and necessary spaces for participants to explore and celebrate their identities, to develop skills for self-advocacy, and to form lifelong connections and community. The goal is to provide a collaborative environment and experience that promotes opportunities to learn, inspire, and empower participants.

All registrations must be received by Monday, March 1.
    • Welcome from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

      Welcome from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Keynote Speakers

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  • Sarah Culberson

    Sierra Leone Princess, Author, Humanitarian, Speaker
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  • Ruth Jurgensen

    CEO, Prep for Prep
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  • Mary Spio

    Deep Space Engineer and Founder, CEEK Virtual Reality
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Program

Loyola Academy

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