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 to connect, network, learn, and grow as professionals and people. We are a program of GSBA, 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.

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.

MIXERS

YPP networking mixers are a great way to meet and build authentic relationships with other young professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. All mixers are from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM and include light snacks, and even a drink or two! Every event has something exciting to offer, whether a surprise dessert sponsor like Cupcake Royale 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 take YPP into a proactive involvement 2018/2019, with participating in a variety of partner walks and volunteering with our local nonprofits. 

2018 YPAC Members 
  • Ahi Martin-McSweeney, Taylor Shellfish
  • Brennon Ham, The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
  • Dana Savage, Helios Law Group, PLLC
  • Jennifer Blomgren, NAVOS
  • Scott Flanary, Moss Adams, LLP
  • Steven Privette, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Sunni Campbell, Wheelhouse DMG
  • Tristen Pamphlet-Gardner
  • Lead by Alanna Francis, GSBA Office and Events Coordinator

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UPCOMING YPP EVENTS

 

Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019
Time: 05:30 PM
Fee:
Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
Student Price: $10.00
Additional Cost for Walk-Ins: $5.00
Address: 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA
Location: Unexpected Productions
Phone: 206-363-9188
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For the first YPP event of the year, we're going to kick off 2019 with a fun night of conversation and comedy at Unexpected Productions in Pike's Place Market! Our attendees can expect a laid-back mixer featuring appetizers, local craft beer, and roughly 100 other of Seattle's LGBTQ young professionals. At the bottom of the event, Unexpected Productions will treat us to a side-splitting performance including classic improv games, songs, and stories created with audience engagement.

For 35 years, Unexpected Productions Improv has presented shows that are edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny. Improv Unplugged is a culmination of those 35 years of experience with the most talented improvisers in the Puget Sound. It’s a show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. It’s Improv Unplugged!

As the show wraps up at 8:00 pm, guests are welcome to stay for a FREE performance of The Harold - a hilarious improv jam session beginning at 8:30.

How do you define "young professionals?"
Ages 21-39, LGBTQ and allied people. We are welcoming to all identities, backgrounds, and professions.

Questions?
Email office@thegsba.org. We're here to help.

About YPP
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YPP is a community networking group for LGBTQ and allied young professionals. We create an intentional space for young folks of all identities to connect, network, learn, and grow as professionals and people. We are a program of GSBA, North America's largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce. YPP is open to all industries, from tech to corporate to the nonprofit sector, all are welcome! 
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.

About Unexpected Productions
whos-yelp-is-it-anyway_26168195656_oThe foundation for Unexpected Productions was laid when TheatreSports™ was first performed in Seattle in 1982. In 1983, Seattle TheatreSports™ began performing on Monday nights at Swannie’s Comedy Underground. From there, with a small but loyal audience, the Troupe moved and/or added shows at Pioneer Square Theater, Scoundrel’s Lair, and The Group Theater, where our audience increased.

In 1988, with the founding of Unexpected Productions as a Non-Profit Theater, the company moved from the Group to the Intiman Playhouse. whos-yelp-is-it-anyway_25921268030_o

In May 1991, Unexpected Productions moved into it’s own home at the Market Theater in the Pike Place Market, where sell out crowds have enjoyed their work ever since. In the last ten years, they have produced three ongoing shows, over forty original season shows, and over forty long form improvisational shows.

Unexpected Productions is Seattle’s oldest, and most successful Improvisational Theater Company. Today, Unexpected Production is producing a wide array of improvisational-based theater for Seattle audiences, and has developed a worldwide reputation for high quality improvisation. Comedic in style, Unexpected Productions focuses on the art of storytelling in its work. They have performed in New Zealand, Australia, Holland, Germany, Canada, and all over the United States.

How do I get there?
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater is located downtown in Pike Place Market, in the heart of Seattle’s Tourist District.

On foot, go to the main entrance of the Pike Place Market at 1st and Pike. There, you’ll find Rachel, Pike Place Market’s full-sized brass piggy bank, beneath the neon sign and clock, right by the famous Pike Place Fish Company. From the pig, go down the stairs and around the corner into Post Alley, where you’ll find the Unexpected Productions at the Market Theater, along with the famous Gum Wall!

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