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Apply to Join the Cabinet

Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota invite young women and gender-expansive youth from across the state to apply for open positions with the Young Women’s Cabinet. Young women and gender-expansive people between the ages of 16 and 24, especially those from underrepresented communities, are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 14.

Appointed by the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor, the Cabinet ensures that the work of the Young Women’s Initiative stays grounded in the lived experiences of the young women and youth and the community-specific challenges and solutions identified in the Blueprint for Action. The Cabinet has engaged in leadership development, been trained as policy advocates, and has directed more than $3 million in grants to nonprofits and individuals to advance equity. The YWCA St. Paul works with the Young Women’s Cabinet to provide leadership development.

The Young Women’s Cabinet is comprised of young people and youth leaders representing the following communities: African American; African Immigrant; American Indian; Asian American/Pacific Islander; Disabilities; Greater Minnesota; Latinx; and LGBTQ+. The cabinet ensures that the efforts of the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota stay grounded in the lived experiences of young women and gender-expansive youth. Since the start of the Young Women’s Initiative program in 2016, 168 leaders have been appointed to the Young Women’s Cabinet. Learn more about the Cabinet.

To Apply:

  • Application form
    • Applications accepted through Friday, June 14.
  • For questions about this program, contact Janett Jimenez at or 612-236-1825.
If you missed our information session, you can watch the recording here.

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