The Young Leaders Society (YLS) Leadership Series is a set of thought-provoking seminars and discussions in a small-scale setting that seek to encourage purpose-driven leadership in the Santa Barbara community. Offered to YLS members and the community, the Leadership Series features local community leaders who share about their personal career journey, leadership advice and guidance for young professionals, as well as their philanthropic and community involvement. Each event features a different local leader and offers the chance for guests to interact with the speaker and network with like-minded attendees. 

Recent Leadership Series

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Thank you for coming to our Fall 2022 Leadership Series featuring CEO Bryan Kaye and CTO Jesse Crossno! It was a wonderful evening of networking, giving back, and learning more about CrossnoKaye. To see pictures from the event, click here.


Thank you for coming to our Spring 2022 Leadership Series featuring Life & Leadership Coach Tanja Kristin! We are thankful for our amazing sponsors, vendors, and fantastic crowd that brought all the enthusiasm for a very successful night! To see pictures from the event, click here

Thank you for coming to our Spring 2019 Leadership Series featuring Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos! Thank you to Sonos for sponsoring and hosting the event. To see pictures from the Sonos event, click here


Click here for pictures of previous events.

Questions? Contact yls@unitedwaysb.org