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Young Professionals Network members at the 2019 summer party

Young Professionals Network

The next generation of Chicago’s leaders know the Council is THE place to engage and connect with the nation’s and the world’s top leaders. Nearly 1,500 Council members under the age of 45 participate in our Young Professionals (YP) Network. They are some of the most dynamic, ambitious, and connected young leaders in Chicago. 
Join as a member to get access to the YP Network

Make a membership contribution to the Council at any level to opt into the YP Network. You’ll join our community of globally minded members, and your support will enable us to provide insight on critical global issues.

Upcoming Event

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Virtual YP In-Depth
Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of Vox, joins Council YPs for an interactive discussion on how the United States can leverage population to remain globally competitive. Register for this event
Two YP members at the 2019 Summer Soiree
Network with globally minded professionals Participate in engaging conversations with some of the most dynamic, ambitious, and connected young leaders in Chicago at YP happy hours and through the unique YP Network Nodes program.
YP members at a Council event
Attend YP Network events Gain access to 20+ YP-only events each year, including the annual Summer Soiree, YP Town Hall with Council President Ivo Daalder, and Global Triva Bowl.
YP members with former US Secretary of State John Kerry
Get involved As a member of the YP Network, you will see, hear, and interact with global influencers, rub shoulders and network with Chicago’s rising business and civic leaders, and gain insights needed to compete in a fast-changing global economy.
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Become a YP Ambassador YP Ambassadors are selected each year from among YP Network members and are essential to the YP program's success. They are chosen to represent their peers and serve as the voice of the next generation at the Council.
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Support the YP Network Donate now to fuel our efforts to foster the next generation of global leaders through providing world-class expertise on the critical global issues of our time.


Brittany McGhee

Director, Young Professional Programs and Community
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