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Determined. Impactful. Unstoppable. Words synonymous with The Junior League.

A formidable female force

Empowering women, strengthening communities and improving lives for more than a century.

Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, The Junior League empowers transformational female leaders to set bold goals, open their circles, disrupt convention and change the conversation for the betterment of civil society.

On our 117-plus-year journey, we've tackled intractable and systemic problems alongside teams of influential, com/passionate community and corporate partners, government officials and dedicated change-makers who have been resolute in finding solutions, improving lives and strengthening communities near and far.

True to their extraordinary legacy, today’s League members are at the forefront of addressing the refugee crisis, the opioid crisis, human trafficking, foster care, juvenile justice, teen self-esteem, cybercrimes, literacy and the environment, among other tough issues. Over the years they have been instrumental in building into our daily lives many of the privileges we now take for granted, including free school lunches, literacy programs, children’s theaters and museums, clean water, children’s nutrition and greater awareness about the vices of modern society, such as domestic violence and alcohol abuse.

The Benefits of Membership

Members of The Junior League obtain invaluable skills and experiences that empower them to punch above their weight as leaders in their local communities and beyond. Here are a few of the areas in which they acquire skills or knowledge:

  • Leadership
  • Organizational development
  • Community needs assessment
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Fund development
  • Strategic planning
  • Negotiation
  • Consensus-building
  • Networking

The Junior League Experience

Members of The Junior League acquire mentors who help them reach their potential as leaders, form strong ties with their communities as a result of the impact they make, and develop friendships that last a lifetime.

Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. is comprised of more than 140,000 women in 291 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. Collectively, we constitute one of the most powerful women’s leadership organizations in the world.

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