W2W Leadership Initiative's February Updates

WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative has updates to share on efforts as we continue to work on its core mission of helping develop more women leaders in our area.

Here’s what we’ve been up to with the various W2W Leadership Initiative programs, and what’s coming up next:

WILMA Network: The WILMA Network, made up of women from the companies that support the Women to Watch initiative, serve as a resource for each other and represent a variety of area businesses, large and small. Recently, members have participated in small-group networking events called 2nd Tuesdays. The monthly gettogethers have included lunches, dinners, and a night out in January at Wine & Design. For Network members wanting info about future 2nd Tuesdays, check the group’s private Facebook page. For more information about the Network, contact Melissa Pressley at 343-8600, ext. 203 or mpressley@wilmingtonbiz.com.

Mentoring Program: Applications are out for participants of the 2017-18 mentorship program in which we match up mentees with women and men leaders in the community to serve as mentors. Women who have been a part of the various Women to Watch Leadership Initiative programs during the past year are eligible to apply for a slot.

Leadership Institute: The class of nine women undergoing a ten-month program for leadership development met at Live Oak Bank in January and head to GE-Hitachi this month.

Cape Fear Women in Tech: “Women in Technical Education” was the topic of the group’s monthly meeting at tekMountain in January. The group, formed in partnership between the initiative and tekMountain, continues to sign up members as part of its new membership program. Info at cfwit.com.

To keep up to date on these and other happenings, go to WILMASToWatch.com.

-Vicky Janowski, WILMA co-editor, and Maggi Apel, events director

Co-leaders of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative