W2W Leadership Initiative's October Updates
Photo by Justine Bledsoe
WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative has updates to share as we continue to work on the effort’s core mission of helping develop more women leaders in our area. Here’s what we’ve been up to with various W2W Leadership Initiative programs and what’s coming up next:
LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: Applications for the 2019 WILMA’s Leadership Institute are open through the end of October. The Institute, part of our Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, gives up-and-coming leaders a unique opportunity to learn from top leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each other’s personal board of directors. The nine-month program starts in January and meets once a month. Next year’s class of about 25 members will be selected from the application and interview process. (This year's class shown at a tour at tekMountain.)
GET ON BOARD: Our Get on Board program seeks to help more women in the region join boards of directors. Women who complete the training session are eligible to list their backgrounds and areas of interest on our website WILMAsGetOnBoard.com so area organizations can expand their applicant pool.
WILMA NETWORK: The WILMA Network, made up of women from the companies that support the Women to Watch initiative, serves as a resource for the women involved and represents a variety of area businesses, large and small. Members participate in small-group networking events called 2nd Tuesdays.
IN THE LOOP: Keep up to date with these and other Leadership Initiative programs as well as applications announcement by going to WILMASToWatch.com or signing up for the WILMA Weekly newsletter on our website.
-Vicky Janowski, WILMA editor, and Maggi Apel, events director, Co-directors of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative W2W@WILMAOnTheWeb.com
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