Young Careerist Program

How to Participate in the Young Careerist Program

Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program

The Young Careerist Program (YC) was founded in 1964 by Virginia Allan who served as our National President in 1963. She recognized the need to recruit younger members — and realized their professional, personal and political achievements of young professionals needed to be honored.

Participants, both BPW and prospective members, compete to represent BPW on the Local and the State level by delivering a prepared 4-minute speech, interviewing with judges, and preparing a biographical statement and application.

BPW/NC boasts a long list of former Young Careerist participants and representatives who, by their participation, have developed a greater sense of self-esteem, and have gone on to more rewarding and fulfilling careers and have demonstrated themselves as outstanding leaders in their communities.


CONGRATULATIONS – PAULA YOST our 2015-2016 Young Careerist !
PAULA YOST – Winner for NC State competition