Young Women Social Entrepreneurs is a global values-based learning community to support the next generation of women changemakers.


YWSE serves anyone who identifies as a women with a socially change agenda and provides an environment where changemakers visions and goals are affirmed, supported, promoted, and propelled.

Global Chapters

YWSE catalyzes the power of community. The YWSE global network is home to a volunteer-led chapter network. Each chapter promotes women’s leadership by providing training, development, community and more.

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Inside Impact

Inside Impact is the official blog for Young Women Social Entrepreneurs. Here we profile our community leaders, global chapter events, training opportunities and amplify the power of women leading social ventures. 

Global Community for Women Changemakers


Young women social entrepreneurs have vision and ambition, but are challenged by lack of support from mentors and peers, lack of access to resources, and lack of training in the skills necessary to manage high impact projects and organizations. YWSE provides an environment in which young women social entrepreneurs’ visions and goals are affirmed, supported, promoted, and propelled.


Flagship Community


Welcome to the YWSE-San Francisco Chapter! We are a growing community of women in the Bay Area, committed to supporting each other as we work towards social and environmental change in our respective fields. Our diverse membership is our strength, spanning a wide spectrum of professions, ages and backgrounds. Join our network by attending our monthly gatherings that occur every first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm at The Women's Building in San Francisco. All our work is volunteer-led and member-driven, and we offer countless leadership opportunities.

For 2016, our efforts are focused on deepening connections between our members and engaging our surrounding community of empowered women social entrepreneurs. We invite you to explore what being a social entrepreneur means to you and to share your experience with us. 


New York Women Social Entrepreneurs


We are the New York Chapter of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs. Our Chapters mission is to provide a community the tools, training, and resources that women need to succeed as business leaders while becoming sustainability experts. Our vision is to empower women to effect change in society at all levels: as an individual, community member, professional, student, and entrepreneur


Washington Women Social Entrepreneurs


Washington Women Social Entrepreneurs is YWSE's chapter in Washington, DC. 

We champion community for women changemakers in the Washington, DC region and was founded by Sabrina Hersi Issa. Our chapter founded the YWSE flagship event, How She Does It dinner series now featured in several cities hosting YWSE chapters. YWSE-DC programming for chapter members center around substantive enriching workshops, discussion forums, wellness sessions, social outings and more. 


Championing Women Social Change Leaders in Kenya


Welcome to the YWSE-Nairobi Chapter! We are the newest chapter of the YWSE parent organization. We felt strongly Africa needed to be represented and even more strongly we needed a framework to support each other reach our goals working and living in Kenya. YWSE was created and is administered by the women it serves. YWSE serves women with a socially conscious agenda who are founders and leaders within businesses, non-profits, and government organizations. We use 'young' to describe our target audience of women who are 'young' in their ventures – professionals in development stages of any aspect of their entrepreneurial careers – i.e. everyone is welcome! Hundreds of women are currently participating in the network.

The Nairobi chapter of YWSE was founded in March 2012 by Natalie Grant Logan and Rachel Zedeck, who identified a gap in how women were communicating and cooperating. They quickly connected with the New York chapter of YWSE and organized the first dinner. The Nairobi chapter aspires to develop an organization which boosts women, whether local or international to accomplish their professional goals sharing both their struggles and successes. Four ideals born from the Nairobi chapter include: Young is a concept of spirit – age is only a number. Social enterprise can simply be a model of doing ”good“ business. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and believe in your own abilities. If you have time and expertise to offer, please share it.