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Young Women Leadership Summit

The Foster School of Business’ Young Women’s Leadership Summit is targeted at rising high school seniors who identify as female. Students in this program will explore the world of business through workshops and discussions with faculty, alumni, current students, and professionals. The focus of the Summit is to introduce students to the areas of Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Information Systems. While these areas are the main focus of the Summit, students will also learn about professionalism, leadership, and what to expect in a college business setting as they prepare to pursue an undergraduate education.

Program Details: Click on each heading to learn more.

Program will take place week of August 6- Aug 9, 2023

By joining this program, you will take your first step into the business world at one of the top public universities in the nation. The Foster Young Women’s Leadership Summit programming is filled with team-building activities, seminars with faculty and professionals, leadership development workshops, and student and alumni connections.

Program Dates:

  • The 2023 YWLS will take place in person at the UW Seattle Campus
  • Programming will take place from the afternoon of Sunday, August 6th, through the evening on Wednesday, August 9th.

Join us and connect with other like-minded young women while exploring the world of business!

  • Be a rising high school senior (Class of 2024)
  • 3.0 GPA and above is preferred (but not required)
  • Extracurricular activities (as showcased through your resume)
  • A demonstrated interest in learning more about business (either through activities, coursework, or as exhibited through the personal statement)
  • Students with identities historically underrepresented in higher education and corporate America are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to students identifying as African-American/Black, American-Indian/Alaskan-Native, Latinx, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian and/or Southeast Asian as well as those who will be among the first generation in their family to attend college.
Application deadlines:

  • The YWLS application will open on February 16.
  • The application will remain open until April 30.
  • UW NetID is required for login. If you do not have a NetID yet, please request one HERE and mention that you are applying to the “YWLS Program”. Please note that this NetID will follow you if accepted into YWLS and/or the University of Washington. Make sure to keep it professional.
  • Admissions decisions will be released in May

YWLS Contact Info

Damariz Ibáñez
YEOC Program Manager
Undergraduate Diversity Services
[email protected]