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Dorri McWhorter

YMCA of Metro Chicago

Dorri McWhorter is the CEO of the YMCA of Metro Chicago and the first woman and Black American to lead the organization. Prior to this, she served as CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago for over 8 years, where she embarked on a journey to transform the 140-year-old social service agency to a 21st century social enterprise. Dorri moved the agency into the digital age by re-launching the TechGYRLS program, which focuses on developing STEM awareness for girls ages 9 through 14 and introducing 3D: Developing Digital Diversity, which provides web and mobile application development training to adult women. In addition, Dorri lead the process for the YWCA to develop an exchange traded fund (ETF) for women’s empowerment ($WOMN) in partnership with Impact Shares.

Dorri was included in the inaugural list of “The Blue Network”, comprised of the top 100 innovators in Chicago, by Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation and recognized by Good City Chicago receiving its Innovative Leader Award. She was also a 2019 inductee into the Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame and was named to Better’s list of the Chicago-area’s Top Black Women of Impact.

Prior to her role with the YWCA, McWhorter was a partner at the accounting firm of Crowe LLP. Earlier in her career, she held senior positions with Snap-on Incorporated and Booz Allen Hamilton. A skilled corporate Director, McWhorter serves on the Board of Directors for Lifeway Foods, William Blair Funds and Skyway Concession Company (Chicago Skyway).