In 2008, a group of female senior executive leaders from various organizations met at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women’s Summit. We discovered that we shared a passion for helping high-potential business women develop and advance their careers. Two years later we launched Women in America. The vision was simple: Through mentoring, education, and networking, WIA would give promising young women the tools and skills they might not learn in business school or even on the job, to successfully navigate the challenges of the workplace and progress to positions of influence.
We appreciate the genuineness of our members and encourage and embrace our ambition.
We encourage our members to understand who they are and never compromise their values.
We empower each other to reach the highest standards in our actions, commitment, behaviors and decisions.
We are intentionally inclusive and value different perspectives and points of view.
We fully appreciate the gifts of each member and view one woman’s success as all of ours.
Mentors are business leaders with at least 20 years of experience. They represent a variety of industries, and many hold C-Suite or board-of-director positions. They help high performing, ambitious women achieve success and reach positions of influence.
Mentees are emerging leaders who typically have 10-17 years of work experience and are all high potential and high performing. Our mentees are ambitious, focused, and committed to their own development.
The Alumnae Association comprises graduates of our program who have elected to stay engaged with the organization after completion of their program.
Independent Board Director
President, JCA Consulting, Inc.
Senior Digital Transformation Executive, Accenture Leadership, Accenture Interactive
Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
President, RHH Capital & Consulting
Partner, Co-Head of M&A, Mayer Brown
Retired President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Founder Generation W, former President, WNBA, Independent Board Director
Founder, Chair and CEO, Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation
Co-Founder, Extraordinary Women on Boards
Retired Senior Vice President of Product Development, Herman Miller Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, Grand Reserve Inn
Senior Partner, IBM
VP, Go-to-Market Activation, Integral Ad Science
Co-Founder, Harness Wealth
Senior Vice President, Fund Accounting and Operations, Warburg Pincus
Marketing Lead, AlloyX
Marketing Director, Edrington
Global Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM
Managing Director, Ares Management Corporation
Partner, The AQ