The application period has closed and applicants have been notified. The inaugural cohort of Women Lead will begin meeting on August 5th, 2021.
Women Lead is a year-long leadership development program for graduate students and postdocs aspiring to leadership roles in any career sector. Early career women scholars will develop self and career sector awareness while building their networks through a series of interactive workshops, small team discussions moderated by accomplished women leaders, one-on-one mentoring, and career path research. Scholars will attend 1 virtual workshop and 1 virtual discussion group meeting per month and will have ongoing mentoring and networking assignments.
Eligibility: Graduate Students in Terminal Masters programs, Doctoral Students, and Postdocs aspiring to leadership roles in any career sector are invited to apply.
Explore career sectors
Identify careers that align with skills, interests, and values
Build professional networks to accomplish career goals
Develop communications and behavioral style awareness
Employ design thinking for personal and career planning
Use verbal and digital communications strategies to convey personal and professional value
Learn strategies for managing bias and leading challenging conversations
Understand how to influence situations
Explore tools for negotiations
Women Lead is a year-long program, running August 2021 - July 2022. Each month participants will attend 1 workshop and 1 discussion group meeting and will have ongoing mentoring and networking assignments. Workshops are held via Zoom on the 1st Thursday of each month, 2pm – 4pm EST. Discussion group meetings will have a reoccurring monthly schedule based on the availability of the host and members and will also be via Zoom.