WIA is a fresh and authentic professional development and mentoring program whose goal it is to enable promising female executives to fulfill their highest potential and move the needle on increasing the proportion of women as CEO’s, in the C-suite, board rooms and other prominent leadership roles.
IN 2008, a group of Senior Executive female leaders from various organizations met at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women’s Summit.These women discovered that they shared a passion for helping professional business women in our country, who are early in their career lifecycle, develop and advance their careers. Through mentoring, education and networking they wanted to 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.
"WIA has, hands down, been the most transformational mentorship program that I have experienced. The programming and coaching is extremely well thought out. WIA strikes a perfect balance between being both truly inspiring and real world applicable."
Highly instructional and interactive curriculum-based events that directly correlate to WIA's 6 key objectives.
WIA hosts member-wide events called Ment-Mixes, 6 times over 18 months. The events feature a networking hour followed by educational programming on a specific topic relevant to our curriculum. WIA mines the talent of our mentor pool to give these presentations and to sit on panels. The goal is that mentees will leave each Ment-Mix with a new skillset that can immediately, and confidently, be applied in the workplace.
"WIA was truly a game changer for me. I knew it would allow me to get access to some of the most brilliant minds in business, but I hadn't realized I would gain a second family of trusted mentors and fellow mentees whose candid advice accelerated my career and deepened my connections at home."