Dorri McWhorter became the CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago in March 2013. She has embarked upon a journey to transform the 140 year old social service agency to a 21st century social enterprise. Dorri has 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, providing web and mobile application development training to adult women. The YWCA has also expanded its web-based services. In 2015, the YWCA launched its own e-commerce site, YShop.org, which provides carefully curated goods and services from businesses that support the mission of the YWCA and in January 2017, the YWCA launched womenshealthexchange.org to increase access to health information and insurance for women and their families.
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 awarded the Innovative Leader Award by Good City Chicago. A proven leader in the corporate and social change sectors, Dorri prides herself on being a socially-conscious business leader throughout her career. McWhorter is an active member of Chicago’s civic, business and philanthropic communities.
Prior to joining the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, she was a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. McWhorter serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including The Metropolitan Club, Chicago Finance Exchange, and Chicago Child Care Society.
McWhorter is also a member of the Executive Council of Ms. Tech advancing women businesses in technology and a board member of the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology and the State of Illinois Charitable Trust.
McWhorter received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.