Today’s modern debutantes are active, accomplished young women who are passionate about giving back to their communities and building leadership skills that will position them for future success.
The Leadership Forum for Young Women provides experiences that inspire our debutantes through volunteerism and personal development to help prepare them for bright futures. This includes service to our primary beneficiary and other non-profits, networking events with guest speakers, and professional development training to help them build confidence as they enter college and the workplace.
Once presented, our debutantes join an alumni network of accomplished women and a lifelong connection to philanthropy and history in this city.
Past debutantes have gone on to become leaders in their communities and their professions, and have formed lifelong relationships here at home, across the country and around the world. Whether it’s providing internships, career advice or even help finding an apartment in a new city, our alumni can be counted on to support the next generation of women.
Cinderella Ball and the Cinderella Women’s Committee seek to encourage a lifetime of philanthropy and service to our community.
Throughout the debutante process, the CWC provides a number of educational events and opportunities for the young women to engage in personal development and networking. Often beneficiaries will offer internship opportunities to the girls following completion of their volunteer hours, and other job opportunities for new college graduates have come from connections made through Cinderella Ball. For example, volunteering at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh even led one former debutante to decide to pursue a career in medicine.
The network built by all involved with Cinderella Ball is significant and reaches far beyond the Pittsburgh city limits.
“Many thanks to The Young Women’s Leadership Forum of the Cinderella Ball for donating backpacks, hygiene kits, snacks, and beverages for our residents and clients. We appreciate your kindness and generosity!” – Bethlehem Haven Women’s Shelter