Young Professionals Group

Gain knowledge, insight, and skills that will make you an invaluable part of the local Chicago community and the next generation of global leaders by joining a WorldChicago Young Professional Group member.

2022 WorldChicago Young Professionals Group

Building the next generation of citizen diplomats & emerging global leaders.

Through professional development workshops, skill-building events, and connecting with a local and global network of influential business, civic, and academic professionals, this diverse group of early and mid-career professionals are able to make a local impact with a global mission. Learn more about the benefits of being a YPG member and how to become a member TODAY.


WorldChicago Young Professionals Group

WorldChicago's growing number of emerging Young Professionals Group members represent a variety of professional and civic sectors, like finance, media relations, policy-related institutions, nonprofit, and government agencies. They represent the emerging global generation that are leading changes in their cities and industries by addressing global issues.

To join this impactful group, you must:

  • Be young professional based in the Chicago metropolitan area, between the ages of 21 -40 years old;
  • Have a shared belief in WorldChicago’s mission of citizen diplomacy;
  • Possess a desire to work in and/or know more about international relations and citizen diplomacy;
  • Be highly motivated to participate in professional development and leadership skill-building workshops and events, and;
  • Want to create a more connected world that values diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, and addressing global challenges through local initiatives.

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WorldChicago Young Professionals Group

There a lot of benefits to becoming a WorldChicago Young Professionals Group member.

As a YPG member, you will receive:

  • Free admission to all YPG events;
  • Discounted admission to WorldChicago events;
  • Discounts with WorldChicago community partners, including Momentum Coffee & Coworking, Blue Lacuna, and many more;
  • Opportunities to network with WorldChicago program participants, including the participants of the US Department of State-led Professional Fellows from Southeast Europe, Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellows from 45 countries in Europe, and International Visitor Leadership Program participants from all over the world;
  • Access to job opportunities with international companies;
  • Potential to join a larger WorldChicago board committee, and;
  • Much more!

YPG Membership is an opportunity to connect. You will grow your network, local and global, and create change that will result in a better Chicago and a more peaceful and prosperous world.

Want to learn more? Subscribe to the WorldChicago YPG emails to find out more and keep up to date on professional workshops and social events. Click here to join now. For questions, please reach out to WorldChicago at

2022 Young Professionals Group Leadership

Lily Payton

Young Professionals Group Co- Chair

Scott Anderson

Young Professionals Group Co-Chair

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