This July, we'll be rooftop chilling for our summer edition of Young Professionals with Pride at The Nature Conservancy in Belltown. Take in the view of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains from The Nature Conservancy's beautiful rooftop deck, enjoy libations from our annual YPP Sponsors DIAGEO and Montucky Cold Snacks, dig into a refreshing acai bowl by Rush Bowls, and vibe along with jams from DJ MIXX America, all while connecting with fellow LGBTQ+ and allied young professionals.
OUR FEATURED NONPROFITS
Somos Seattle is an organization for LGBTQ Latinx folks, working to bring people together to build an active community, share resources, and foster spaces for learning and growth. Somos will join us for our summertime edition of YPP to share the word about Somos's mission and opportunities to get involved.
One of the largest and most active scholarship funds for LGBTQ students in the country, the GSBA Scholarship Fund was founded in 1991 and has since invested $3.4 million in LGBTQ+ students who exemplify leadership potential, strong academic ability, and community involvement and dedication. The scholarship program works to empower students with marginalized intersectional identities within the LGBTQ+ community and provides not only financial support for LGBTQ+ students, but a network of support, skills-based workshops, and a yearly three-day leadership immersion camp. In 2019, $500,000 was invested in 50 LGBTQ+ and allied students, 46% of whom identify as trans and/or gender diverse, and 72% who identify as students of color.
DIAGEO COCKTAIL OF THE EVENING
Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca
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.
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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!
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.