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YWCA Dayton Sojourners are a dynamic group of young professional women nominated by members of the YWCA Dayton Circle of Influence or Board of Directors in recognition of their leadership qualities and potential to become community influencers.

Our girls can’t be what they can’t see; when they look at our board rooms and corner offices, are they met with a mirror or a closed door? Following an intensive, mission-driven nine-month program, our Sojourners graduate uniquely prepared to serve on nonprofit boards, be educated advocates for social justice, and act as equity leaders in the Miami Valley.

The Academy curriculum is rooted in three core pillars:

  • Board/Philanthropic Leadership
  • Generational Leadership
  • Equity/Social Justice Leadership

To convene and cultivate young women leaders as community change agents for racial justice, gender justice, and economic empowerment.

A community led by equality and empathy.

To grow women’s leadership for equity, civic, and social justice in the Miami Valley region.



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