Youngstown Business & Professional Women

Established in 1920
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We are Rich in history and rooted in tradition.

YBPW is a storied organization that has helped women in the Mahoning Valley rise to and surpass the unique challenges we face in the workplace since 1919.

Our vision is to empower and advance women through education and mentorship. No matter your career path.

If you’d like to expand your professional skills and knowledge, network with your peers, give back to the community and have some fun,

YBPW is the group for you.

YBPW 2023 Woman of the Year

Congratulations to Lisa Walters

YBPW Young Careerist State Program

Young Careerist

The Young Careerist Program sharpens women?s speaking abilities and leadership skills by focusing on the organization of speaking and writing, applying topics to appropriate audiences and presentation skills. The program allows participants to speak about their experience in or knowledge of something that inspires them as individuals within eight categories of topics.  Read more…

Individual Development

Individual Development

The Individual Development Program, begun in the late 1960s, gave women the opportunity to develop public speaking, presentation and leadership skills that would benefit their career. The program has evolved over the years to meet the changing needs of women, but the core of the program remains a communications and public speaking focus.

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Leadership Meetings & State Conference

Leadership Meetings & State Conference

BPW/Ohio has a spring leadership meeting each year that includes leadership training, the Young Careerist and Individual Development Speak-off competitions and a legislative platform committee meeting. 

The BPW/Ohio State Conference is a chance for all of the state chapters to come together and learn. The three-day event hosts several informative seminars and speeches.


What’s happening at YBPW?



Jessica Foster

1St Vice President

Dr. Erinn Vranches