Young Women's Empowerment Conference

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Bradley Grosh
His background in social media helps us reach people one tweet at at time.

Mark Priston
Our Chief of Development makes sure we're where people need us.

Sam Kromstain
Chief Legal Counsel ensures we are represented in Washington.


The YWEC Ambassadors are chosen each July. Their eight-month term begins in August and ends in April. They are selected based on the following: their completed YWEC application, attendance at the conference, a completed survey at the end of the conference and an interview. While they are a big part of the conference, their positions are not all fun and games. Their monthly meetings might include a workshop, community service or a mingle event. The ambassadors are also required to promote the conference at different events and invite a certain number of teens to apply for the upcoming conference.​

our leadership team

Working in the Peace Corps was supposed to be a short-term commitment, but it became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven philanthropists on the globe.

Foundation History

  1. 1998 - Mark Johnson goes on Peace Corps mission in Haiti and his life changes forever.
  2. 2001 - Angel donation from GlobalCom funds outreach for west Africa division.
  3. 2005 - Young Women's Empowerment grows to feeding more than 50,000 children in a single year and raises more than $2.5 million from non-corporate donors.
  4. 2011 - Mark Johnson recognized as one of the top humanitarians in the nation. Young Women's Empowerment grows to more than 7,500 volunteers in 17 countries worldwide.


Our founder

Next Conference March 2, 2019!

John McCoist
Our Chief Financial Officer spends his free time teaching children to read.