My office launched the first Young Women's Leadership Program in the summer of 2016, and I am excited to continue this program each summer.

This exciting program offers an opportunity for young women in 9th to 12th grade throughout the Sixth District to meet and interact with professional women in the great state of Minnesota who have built successful careers and hold or have held leadership roles in government, business, media, and other occupations.

Participants of this program will be able to take part in open roundtable discussions with their peers and women professionals from various fields, all while sharing insights, guidance, and stories. These young women will have the chance to learn about career opportunities in these fields, develop their own leadership and communication abilities, and cultivate skills that they hope to improve upon. 

The application period for the summer of 2021 is closed. Please read the rules and requirements below before filling in the application. Applications can be submitted for the summer of 2022.


We will be accepting applications from young women who are currently enrolled in high school, or who will be enrolled in high school in the fall of 2020. Graduating seniors are allowed to apply. Applicants will be accepted based on the quality of their application and their willingness to participate (or attempt to participate) in each of the three events over the course of the summer. 

Application Process

In order to be considered for this program, please fill out the informational questions below. 

You will be sent a response via email as to whether you have been accepted to the program. 

Women who are interested in participating as a mentor or special guest can also email for consideration.

Young Women’s Leadership Program

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