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October 30, 2014

Top Ten Reasons to Become A YPW Member

By Sundee Dunn, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Meg Foreman - YPW Program & Marketing Manager

  • Networking

It’s easy to develop great connections during events held by Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW). Monthly mingles are a great place to start, with over 100 young professionals (YPs) attending regularly.


  • Professional Development

Quarterly events are held to help members grow their skills professionally. Topics vary, however content is always relevant to YPs. Past topics include financial tips, resume assistance, becoming healthier and more. Joining a team is a great way to learn something you won’t learn at work. Check out the different teams to find one that interests you!


  • Leadership Opportunities

Grow your leadership development skills alongside your peers. YPW offers leadership positions within each team. Positions include secretary, vice chair, and chair. Chair offers you the chance to be on the YPW Board of Trustees. You don’t have to be in a leadership position to gain leadership skills. Planning YPW events is a great start.


  • Diversity

With over 2300 members, diversity is not sparse in YPW. In fact, there is a whole team dedicated to bringing diversity to YPs. From trying new styles of food to learning about different cultures, this group brings it all.


  • Community Involvement

There are unlimited opportunities to get involved with Wichita’s awesome community. If you are looking to be involved on a non-profit or City Council board the Board Placement Program is for you!


  • Gain Access in Wichita

Businesses love to get YPs in their doors; this can often lead to exclusive tours for members. There have been some awesome speakers to go along with the tours as well. These are events you do not want to miss out on!


  • Fun

YPs want to have fun and you can help make that happen! YPW members plan and execute all programming such as Mingles that bring YPs together in a casual and upbeat environment.


  • Friendships

One thing I have loved about YPW is the friendships I have made! It is such an honor to call these talented YPs my friends. Many are inspiring and will be the leaders of tomorrow. I love to see everyone growing and changing Wichita for the better.


  • Great Discounts

Everyone likes to save a buck, especially YPs! YPW is lucky to have perks you may not have otherwise, including discounts on community events. Also, corporate investors occasionally offer up opportunities so YP’s can attend political and commerce related annual events. You do not want to miss your chance to take part in that!


  • There truly is something for everyone

YPW caters to everyone! There are seven teams with unique focuses so any YP can find their passion in YPW. Come work hard and play harder!

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