Welcome to the Young Women Leaders Program


If you are a high school girl or a professional woman in the Coachella Valley, you've come to the right place!

The Young Women Leaders Program empowers students to achieve their dreams by providing college and career advice, networking with women leaders, presentation skills, and up to $2,500 in scholarship funds ($500 for community college students). 

The program will continue remotely for the 2021-2022 school year, starting in January.  If you are interested in participating, please use the "Register/Apply" button below. 

Awards are based on virtual session attendance, student project rating, and scholarship application. This year, we have $30,000 in funds available, thanks to the generosity of the Women Leaders Forum members and local partners Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation and OneFuture Coachella Valley. Not all applicants will receive scholarships, although we strive to award as many as possible. To date, we have awarded over $740,000 in scholarships.

Past workshops and skills learned include effective presentations, business etiquette, college application and essay support, and more. YWL scholarship students are attending universities throughout the United States studying business, education, pre-medicine and other majors.

We're looking forward to an informative and impactful year!

If you are interested in volunteering as a speaker, career panelist, ambassador, or can provide virtual job shadow opportunities, please email YWL@wlfdesert.org