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About the Program

The Empowered Leader Program is a year-long, transformational leadership program designed to increase the leadership capacity of the next generation of women leaders in social and environmental change. Through the combination of six months of executive coaching, peer-to-peer forums, and leader-lab practice modules, our awardees experience an integrated, wrap-around development journey.

Your Integral Role

We run two programs a year, with start dates in October and April. You will be matched with one WIA Catalyst for each program and will work with them for six months. They will also be receiving training and other development opportunities along the way. Coaching is at the core of the program and is key to the success of each of our WIA Catalysts.

Your commitment is approximately 15 hours over the course of six months for a total of about 30 hours a year. Your involvement as a volunteer coach includes:

  • One 30-45 minute introductory call with your new WIA Catalyst (not a formal coaching call)
  • Twelve hours of 1-1 Coaching with your WIA Catalyst over Zoom, phone, Skype, WhatsApp, including:
  • Discovery/Launch Session
  • Completion Session

Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are at the center of our work. We warmly and actively invite coaches with diverse backgrounds and professional and personal experiences to join our community. We are committed to supporting and amplifying young women social impact leaders of color who are essential to transforming our world. It is crucial that young women who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) see themselves represented in our community and have a safe space to discuss the institutional, social, and personal challenges they face as women of color.

We welcome in and co-create a community of individuals rich with differences, including but not limited to gender identification, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, nationality, socio-economic situation, thinking and personality styles, physical abilities, spiritual/religious beliefs and practices, and education and professional background.

Please take a moment to review our Diversity Statement