YWomen Lead

YWomen Lead (Application Deadline Extended!)

A Community of Practice Promoting Women’s Empowerment

Do you want to develop relationships with other women and build your collective power in order to lead change in your organization and community?

In this nine-month (January 2019–September 2019) intensive leadership development series, you will develop skills to support your personal growth and strengthen your organization. Our approach is intersectional and focuses on leading inclusively. You will also develop connections with a group of peers who are passionate about women’s leadership.

Who Should Consider Participating

The series is designed for people that experience gender oppression that want to expand their leadership skills with an emphasis on leadership as a behavior, rather than a social location or title. Interested people are invited to submit their application online. A maximum of twenty attendees will be selected to participate in the series.

Program Tuition

Tuition* for this program $1,250 per registration. Submit your interest form by Monday, November 5, 2018, to pay the early-bird price of $1,000.

  • For non-profit employees, we offer a discounted rate of $750 for early-bird, and $900 regular price.
  • Limited scholarships are also available for this series.

Click Here to submit your interest form online. 

*Tuition for this professional development opportunity includes program materials, instruction, food, and beverages at each meeting, and lunch at the final meeting. Attendees will be issued a participation certificate at the series conclusion.

Deadlines to Submit Interest Form

Early-bird: Monday, November 5th | Final: Monday, December 3rd

Extended Final Deadline: Monday, December 17th

Schedule & Topics


Each of our four-hour sessions will be held on the third Thursday of each month (starting January 17, 2019) from 8:30 am—12:30 pm at the YWCA Empowerment Center located at 2040 South Park Street.

Session Topics Will Include:

  • Exploring Aspects of our Intersectional Identities
  • Implicit Bias & Internalized Oppression
  • Navigating Triggers
  • Self-Care & Boundary Setting
  • Leading Inclusively for Organizational Change
  • Negotiating for Your Worth
  • Mentorship
  • … and many more!

Learn More

Email Libby Tucci or call at (608) 395-2192 with questions about scholarships, or for any other YWomen Lead related information.