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.

2022 WorldChicago Young Professionals Group

WorldChicago's Young Professionals Group is working to build the next generation of Chicago citizen diplomats and emerging global leaders.

Through professional development workshops, skill-building events, a local and global network of influential business, civic, and academic professionals, and social outtings, this diverse group of early and mid career professionals are able to have a local impact with a global mission.


To join the WorldChicago Young Professionals 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, and;
  • 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.

Click here to become a member of WorldChicago's Young Professional Group.


  • 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!

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.

2022 Young Professionals Group Leadership

Lily Payton

Young Professionals Group Co- Chair

Scott Anderson

Young Professionals Group Co-Chair

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