We our proud our Colorado Young Careerist was selected to represent the United States at the BPW International level. CBW leadership voted to sponsor our state winner with an International membership...and she was selected to represent us at the regional convention in Puerto Rico. Read on for more information and potential opportunities with our sister organizations nationally and internationally.
THIS IS THE TIME WHEN CBW LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS SPONSOR THEIR COMPETITIONS FOR YOUNG CAREERIST! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, Local Organization dates, contacts and applications.
CBW PAST YOUNG CAREERIST USA and 2013 TEAM LEADER
Kelli A. McSurley is the founder of Magnolia Law Firm, LLC. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky she now resides and practices law in Denver, Colorado. She is a member of the Kentucky and Colorado Bar Association as well as the American Bar Association. Kelli enjoys the law as well as giving back to her community. Kelli is involved in volunteer organizations such as Junior League of Denver and CASA of Colorado. She is an active member Colorado Business Women being named their Young Careerist of 2012. During her free time she enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, and reading. Kelli is excited to be the Enterprising and Professional Women’s Young USA Representative. Please feel free to contact her with any questions you may have regarding the organization.
Who Are We?
Young Careerists are ages 18 to 35. We represent and are sponsored by hometown local organizations or via the virtual affiliate (where no club/chapter is located). We enjoy the local, national, and international affiliation with Colorado Business Women, EPW-USA, BPW Foundation and BPW International organizations. We network with members and learn from their seasoned wisdom. In exchange, we help them to stay in-tune and in-touch with our generation.
What are Young Careerists doing?
Throughout the USA and internationally, Young Careerist Teams unite a great power and offer an additional programs on local, national and international levels. There are theme-focused workshops and training seminars on programs such as:
- Negotiation Skills,
- Meetings with Senior Managers as Role Models,
- Forums on national and international issues,
- Symposiums, and
- Local Young BPW get-togethers.
On the personal level, we share our professional experiences and expertise with one another, make business and private contacts, and advise one another on questions of career and personal development. We as Young Enterprising and Professional Women support each other to have equal access in career and business development, as well as personal development.
The Reason for having Young Careerists
It is simple: Young Careerists are the younger members with a focus on the planning and management of a career and creating work-life balance as we begin our families. We often prefer a less formal meeting style. The integration within a local club/chapter is essential to the mentorship we gain as we develop leadership, networking, and advocacy skills.
We want to raise awareness of the historically high level of women's qualifications, and the work that they have achieved. We want to obtain equal opportunities for the advancement of women in the economy, politics, and other organizations.
Furthermore, we want to make personal and professional development possible for all.
Young Careerists also work on a political level: Through the organization, we influence political decisions via various UN committees (e.g. CSW, UNESCO, UNIFEM, WHO) as well as through the European Women´s Lobby (EWL).
Young Careerist activities
Young Careerists from all over the world visit the annual Commission on the Status of Women CSW in New York, and lobby for women’s rights.
Every three years we organize a Young Careerist Conference - a great networking and learning opportunity for our members from across the globe! Not only do young women get to learn from sharing of mutual experiences, but also form lifelong friendships.
For more information on Young BPW at the international level, click below.