WHO WE ARE
Young Professionals with Pride (YPP) is a community networking group for LGBTQ and allied young professionals. We create an intentional space for young folks of all identities, from all industries, to connect, network, learn, and grow as professionals and people. We are a program of GSBA, Washington's LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce, and North America's largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce.
YPP events are an excellent way to meet civic and community leaders, build relationships with other LGBTQ and allied professionals, and take advantage of opportunities to increase personal and professional networks through social, educational, and philanthropic activities.
A priority of YPP is to be inclusive of everyone’s professional experiences and to build bridges between all identities of the LGBTQ and allied communities. ALL INDUSTRIES AND IDENTITIES ARE WELCOME!
YPP is open to all industries, from tech to corporate to the nonprofit sector, all are welcome!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
YPP programs and events are geared towards young LGBTQ and allied professionals aged 21-39. Whether you have recently graduated, or started a new business, or are looking for a new job or career advancement, we invite you to become part of our network.
YPP networking mixers are a great way to meet and build authentic relationships with other young professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. All mixers include light snacks, and even a drink or two! Every event has something exciting to offer, whether a surprise dessert sponsor or featured nonprofit(s) that open the doors to vast opportunities to give back to the community.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) is a collaboration of Young Professionals who meet monthly to ensure YPP thrives. This group stewards every Young Professionals with Pride event toward reaching a diverse and inclusive population. Growth opportunities abound. YPAC hopes to lead YPP into a proactively involved group by participating in a variety of partner walks and volunteering with our local nonprofits.
2019 YPAC Members
Ahi Martin-McSweeney, Taylor Shellfish
Carlos Chavez, GSBA
Dana Savage, Helios Law Group, PLLC
Eve Gourley, Food Lifeline
Steven Privette, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Sunni Campbell, Wheelhouse DMG
Taylor Briggs, GSBA
Tristen Pamphlet-Gardner, King County Solid Waste Division, Recycling and Environmental Services