This program had everything I needed after graduating college: a community of positive women who had each other’s backs as we navigated our lives. Through Young Women Rising I had my first exposure to networking events and charitable causes, as well as having a voice in a crowd and not feeling judged for it. I attribute all of this to the confidence and leadership skills I carry with me today. Once in a while, I pull out the index cards full of positive words about me written by the young women in this program. I hope that all of the past members still have, and still cherish, these little tokens of positivity too!