TThe YWCA Future Leaders Council (FLC) is a group of young professionals that represent the future of social change and volunteer leadership. Following the model of the YWCA Board of Directors, the Future Leaders Council equips young professionals with the tools they need to succeed in their volunteer leadership endeavors. The FLC participates in YWCA fundraising activities, creates a positive learning environment geared towards personal and professional development, and actively engages in the YWCA’s mission.


Ellie Bahrmasel — Co-Chair

Laura Shiffman, EY — Co-Chair

Krystal Brown, FedEx — Professional Development Chair

Courtney Winfrey, Grant Thornton — Membership Chair

Elizabeth Bennetts
The Joint Commission

Michelle Bradley
Grant Thornton

Iman Jefferson Riedel
U.S. Cellular

Brittiney Jones
HighGround, Inc.

Sarah Langhum

Tondalaya Lloyd
Chicago Board Options Exchange

Chelsea McCarthy
Holland & Knight

Laura Williams
World Business Chicago

Interested in becoming a FLC member?

If you are interested in being an FLC member, please contact Jacqueline Priego at or Laticia Holbert at with any questions.