2013-2014 BPW/OHIO Young Careerist Chair: Carolyn Jeffers
Speaking is something Business and Professional Women of Ohio promotes through our Young Careerist (YC) experience. Everyone has experience and that experience creates feelings and helps one derive passion that allows one to speak. As the 2012 Young Careerist, I can say that the experience is more about sharing than it is about anything else. The YC Program allows participants to speak about their experience or knowledge of something that impassions them individually. This creates a unique opportunity for participants to share what they care about while meeting all of you, members of professional communities throughout Ohio. It is my challenge to each of you to seek out individuals who are willing to find something they care about, apply it to our mission and legislative platform. There are eight categories from which a YC candidate can speak – these topics are available on our website at www.bpwohio.com/signature-events/young-careerist-program.
Special recognition for any region president who has four (4) YC Candidates compete at their regional competition. Please email me and I’ll send your chapter a certificate and a certificate for each person in the chapter who recruited the YC competitors. Presidents, please keep me informed about your YC Candidates. All paperwork is available on the website and you can contact me with any questions. Also, if you meet the goals please let me know so that I can get you the certificates.
Finding candidates is as simple as sharing the opportunity. It’s not about whom you know, but about how you network. If you don’t know many people who show interest in competing, or who are willing to speak in public, you may consider looking for people who speak for their profession. Teachers, nurses, police officers, and those in service positions or sales often speak at work. If you do not know these people personally, you may want to go to an administrator, principal, or chief and tell them about the opportunity. Then, provide them with ample handouts and ask that they present the handouts to people who they feel would do a good job. This way, the employer shares the information for you, and makes their employee feel good, as they were selected by their employer to receive the information.
The Virginia Allen Young Careerist program is a specialty program developed to help young professional women polish their skills for leadership and presentations. The purpose of the program is to recognize the achievements of young working women, between the ages of 21 and 35, and to introduce them to the many diverse opportunities available with a membership in Business and Professional Women. In addition, Candidates must have worked full time for at least one full year; living, working, training or attending school; and support the goals and objectives of the BPW/Ohio legislative platform.
I look forward to meeting each of you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or ideas. My e-mail is email@example.com and my cell phone number is (419) 289-7339. Please attempt to meet the challenge I set for you. Help us find a wonderful YC and promote our organization…Carolyn Jeffers
Young Careerist Region Competition Change:
YC Deadline: 3/21/2014
State Competition: 4/12/2014
Young Careerist Competition Materials:
YOUNG CAREERIST PROGRAM WAS STARTED IN 1964
Young Careerist Program
The Virginia Allen Young Careerist program is a specialty program developed to help young professional women polish their skills for leadership and presentations. The purpose of the program is to recognize the achievements of young working women, between the ages of 21 and 35, and to introduce them to the many diverse opportunities available with a membership in Business and Professional Women. Participation in this program will enhance written and oral communication skills, both of which are critical to any profession. In addition, it is an opportunity to meet and network with other young women in the same stage of their careers.
All materials on now on website (see above). Be sure to download everything. Candidates must be persons persons between the ages of 21 and 35 who have worked FT for at least one full year; living, working, training or attending school; and support the goals and objectives of the BPW/Ohio legislative platform. This is a great program for “young careerists” to become aware of BPW, women’s rights, and women’s history. Please contact Young Careerist Chair, Linda Miller, for more information.