By: Michelle McIntyre
For more than 85 years, Junior League of Phoenix members have confronted society’s most pressing issues and tackled its toughest problems, leaving a legacy of reform like no other. At Junior League of Phoenix, we believe in the unique power of women’s leadership abilities to transform communities for the better. Living the value of leadership allows us to make a collective difference. We are happy to work with the ATHENA Awards program to elevate and celebrate the women leaders in our community.
Our organization empowers women through leadership training and development to take action in their community. Junior League of Phoenix has over 1,000 strong, dedicated members. Membership is open to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. Each spring, more than 100 women are accepted into the Provisional new member group, ages 22 and beyond.
Our members are leaders and get involved in hands-on opportunities to positively impact and better Phoenix. In a complex world that is accelerating and advancing at a rapid pace, change is uncomfortable, conflicts are inevitable, and challenges are cyclical. To fight these battles, find solutions, and advocate for those in need, a renewable army of women empowered as agents of positive change is essential. Preparing women to serve their communities is the Junior League’s mission. Because tomorrow there will be new issues and new challenges—and the women of the Junior League will continue to serve as the undeterred voices for action, justice, and change.