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Young Women’s 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.

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Program Details: Click on each heading to learn more.

Program Dates: July 7 to July 30

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 2021 YWLS will be fully virtual and will take place from July 7 to July 30.
  • All sessions will take place during the week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 am PT, with the exception of the first week, which will only have sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.

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

  • Be a rising high school senior (Class of 2022)
  • 3.5 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)
  • First generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply
Application deadlines:

  • The 2021 YWLS application will open on March 1
  • The priority window to apply is March 1 – April 1
  • The application will remain open until May 1
    1. Any applications received between April 1 and May 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with admission priority given to those who applied before April 1

    How to Apply:

    1. Complete the online application (application goes live March 1, 2021).

    *Note: You will need a UWNetID to access the online application. If you do not have a UWNetID, please request one here.

    Student Program Fee:

    There is no program fee for the 2021 virtual Young Women’s Leadership Summit.

    When in-person, the cost of the three-day camp is $250 which includes accommodations, meals, activities, and program materials. A scholarship application is available for students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship application is included in the program application.

    WLS Contact Info

    Andrea Pesola
    Student Engagement Program Manager
    Undergraduate Programs Office
    202 Dempsey Hall, Box 353223
    P: 206.543.4625 | F: 206.685.9392
    Email: [email protected]