Young Women’s Leadership Development
Today’s young women are actively contemplating current and future leadership in the church. Some are looking for current opportunities to represent young women voices at various levels of the church. Many are prayerfully discerning their call to ordained or lay ministry. Others simply want to learn more about the church. Although there are many common issues faced by all young women of our church, their needs vary depending on the call they are contemplating. We seek to understand these needs and provide helpful resources.
Young Women’s Leadership Development is a national ministry of the Presbyterian Mission Agency operating within the Women's Leadership Development & Justice ministry offices.. The office of Young Women’s Leadership Development provides resources to young adult women (ages 18-35) who are considering leadership opportunities in the church.
- We support national networks that target specific groups of young adult women. Currently there are two national networks supported by the office. National Network of Presbyterian College Women (NNPCW) serves college age women (ages 18-25). Racial Ethnic Young Women Together (REYWT) serves racial ethnic women between the ages of 18 and 35.
- We can provide young women with opportunities to serve in various leadership positions at a national level. Our office partners with other PC(USA) agencies to increase young women’s voice and representation in the church.
- We organize national and regional events that offer young women leadership training and opportunities for networking with peers and mentors.
- We seek to globalize leadership development of young women by partnering with ecumenical agencies.
Apply to be a delegate to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council. It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather to evaluate progress, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide. The 59th Session of the Commission will tentatively meet on March 9-20, 2015 at the UN headquarters and nearby sites in New York City. Interested in becoming a member of the PC(USA) delegation? Find more information and an application form.
Scholarships available for events and conferences
Scholarships are available to young women ages 18–25 to attend conferences and workshops as a representative of NNPCW
Scholarships are available for PC(USA) conferences. By attending these conferences, you can connect with other church leaders, deepen your understanding of PC(USA) and specific ministries and engage in fellowship.Continue reading