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L.E.A.P. focuses in on INCLUSION

This year’s L.E.A.P. (Learning. Engage. Act. Participate) program is being hosted by the Walnut Creek Visitors Bureau at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel on May 17. The annual day-long educational program’s theme is “INCLUSION: Include Wellness. Include Innovation. Include Each Other.” Dorri C. McWhorter, CPA, Chief Executive Office of YBCA Metropolitan Chicago, is our Keynote speaker.

Dorri became the CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago in March 2013. She has embarked upon a journey to transform the 140 year old social service agency to a 21st century social enterprise. Dorri is moving the agency into the digital age by re-launching the TechGYRLS program, which focuses on developing STEM awareness for girls ages 9 through 14 and introducing 3D: Developing Digital Diversity, which provides web and mobile application development training to adult women. Dorri has also led the YWCA’s expansion of digital services with the launch of YShop.org (e-commerce platform), womenshealthexchange.org (health insurance and information) and the MPWR mobile app (community engagement). Dorri was included in the inaugural list of “The Blue Network”, comprised of the top 100 innovators in Chicago, by Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation and recognized by Good City Chicago receiving its Innovative Leader Award.

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Karen Grayson, CMP
k_grayson@yahoo.com

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