Young Women’s+ Leadership Program

Our Second YWLP Leadership Summit — October 15, 2022

This fall’s event will center around developing leadership skills and style in various academic and professional roles. We will again have small group sessions after the keynote with guest speakers facilitating workshops and sharing their own leadership development stories. We will hear from women leading across different industries: technology, law, journalism, education, entrepreneurship, medicine, and more! 

The event also included small group sessions with leaders facilitating workshops about: goal setting, understanding your strengths, and leading with confidence and activism. Please check back for more info in the coming weeks, include speaker bios, session descriptions, and more!

Guest Speakers will include:

  • Laura Knoy, New Hampshire Public Radio (Keynote)
  • Kelly Shen ’13
  • Miyoshie Lamother-Aime ’09
  • Lorraine Connell, Founder of Peers, Not Fears

Tentative Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 am: Registration
8:30 – 9:30 am: Keynote Speaker
9:40 – 10:25 am: Breakout Session A
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break (Activities and Raffle)
10:50 – 11:35 am: Breakout Session B
11:40 am – 12:00 pm: Closing Remarks
12:00 pm: Lunch

Thanks to our YWLP Task Force and Leadership for making this event, and this program, possible!

AaLeiyah DeSimas ’12

Maya Grant ’09

Signe Kurian ’87

Kristen Vaslet Kupperman ’06

Dave and Phyllis Gould

John and Holly Shaughnessy

About Tilton School

Tilton is a New Hampshire prep school that prepares students to embrace and navigate a world driven by diversity and change. Through the quality of human relationships, Tilton’s community cultivates in its students the curiosity, the skills, the knowledge and understanding, the character, and the integrity requisite for the passionate pursuit of lifelong success and service.

Signe Kurian

Everyone has a path and a story. My journey took me from Italy to India to California. I have been fortunate to work in consulting, public policy, and technology. But, my curiosity and learning did not stop there — I am passionate about young women’s education, alternative health, and art. 

This journey, my story, started at Tilton, just as yours is right now. This is your story and I am happy to support it and excited to see it unfold. I hope today sparks curiosity, interest, and lifelong memories.

Wishing you every success,
Signe Kurian ’87

The Young Women’s+ Leadership Program achieves its mission to aid and develop students by:

  1. Empowering women+ to be leaders in their communities.
  2. Equipping women+ with the tools to fully realize their leadership potential.
  3. Educating women+ through mentorship from successful women and alumni in order to gain real-world experience.
YWLP is a brand new program offered by Tilton School for students at all grade levels. The program assists students in cultivating the skills, knowledge, character, and global citizenship necessary to be a successful and equitable leader in today’s world.