Young Professionals Network

The Regional Business Council launched the Young Professionals Network in 2008 to attract, retain and develop a highly-skilled diverse workforce in the St. Louis region by providing valuable opportunities for networking, professional development and community involvement. As a forum for building lasting connections, sharing big ideas and supporting the future of the St. Louis region, YPN Membership is a network of more than 3,500 diverse professionals between the ages of 21-40 representing over 700 companies.

Members have the opportunity to attend social, philanthropic, cultural and professional development events throughout the year and serve on various committees focused on engagement within the group and the St. Louis community. This complimentary membership is made possible by the generous sponsorships of the following companies:

Leadership 100

2020-2021 Leadership 100 Inductees

Each year, 100 young professionals are recognized from the general membership to be a part of the YPN Leadership 100 cohort because of their demonstrated leadership and service to the community. This cohort is provided unique professional, cultural and community service opportunities that offer unique experiences and engagement in St. Louis.

Steering Committee

The YPN Steering Committee maintains a focus on general membership interests, while staying strategically connected to RBC members, partners and community organizations. Steering Committee members are nominated by Leadership 100 members and RBC members. The Steering Committee meets quarterly to provide advice and decision making regarding the entire network.

In 2016 the Steering Committee members developed YPN’s Strategic Initiatives. To find out more about how you can become involved, contact us.

St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative

SLBDI Fellows Program is designed to address the interests and challenges of professionals of color as they work to develop and advance their careers. This is a program for which a participant must be nominated. The RBC sponsors two participants each program year and partners with the program to provide YPN members with quarterly professional development sessions.

Human Resources Directors’ Forum is an opportunity for RBC companies’ HR Directors and YPN HR executives to attend convened meetings that provide an exchange of best practices and updates on resources open to the local business community.


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3 years ago
St. Louis area business groups pledge $900,000 to support at-risk youth, related programs

We're proud to join with Civic Progress to fund these important efforts to make our region better.

The money is mainly going to support initiatives in neighborhoods with some of the city's highest violent crime rates.

3 years ago

‪“Proud to join with Civic Progress to make $900,000 gift to the St. Louis community. The @ulstl Save Our Sons program, @bflfamily Neighborhood Alliance, & STL Youth Jobs know how to make returns ... See more

3 years ago
Casino Night

YPNers! I'm sure you're all balancing important people schedules and I hope you received the latest event update from us via email. There's one event this weekend that I want to add to your balancing ... See more

Annual Casino Night hosted by the Friends of the Club! Saturday, April 28, 2018 (Early bird ticket price $40) *No Jeans The Vault at Southside Tower 3611 South Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63118 Proce…

3 years ago
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Terrific Mentor Network Spring Reception. Connections making a difference. Thanks Edward Jones for hosting! Thanks to our sponsors: Ascension, The Boeing Company, Carrollton Bank, Dot Foods, Edward ... See more

3 years ago
Leadercast 2018

We would like to invite you all to our leadership event on May 4th on the Washington University campus! You won't want to miss this. Please find more details and where to buy tickets ... See more

A premier leadership event for St. Louis! For years, Leadercast has brought people together and equipped them to become better leaders, managers, community members, and employees. BASE Foundation is ... See more

3 years ago

We are excited about the honorees tonight! We have a few final tickets for anyone interested. Email to retrieve them at the event check in!

3 years ago

Congratulations to YPN's Leadership 100 members being recognized! #YPNMAKES10 #salute #youngleaders #RBCYPN Christina Dancy Jonathan Hamilton Shakaye Peters @ChristoperCreath @JoshuaMcLeod ... See more

3 years ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR YPN! This year we celebrate 10 years with many memories to share! The RBC looks forward to celebrating with you now more than ever before. We want the #RBCYPN stories told! More ... See more

3 years ago
Steve Stenger

Proud to be a part of this vibrant community!

St. Louis Promise Zone doing some great things in our region to help our businesses thrive with Young Professionals Network (Regional Business Council), Olin Business School at Washington University ... See more

3 years ago
Steve Stenger

We are committed to our Region! #itakesavillage #talent #inclusion

St. Louis Promise Zone doing some great things in our region to help our businesses thrive with Young Professionals Network (Regional Business Council), Olin Business School at Washington University ... See more

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