W2W Leadership Initiative's January Updates

To kick off 2017, WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative has plenty of updates to share on its efforts as we continue to work on the 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:

Leadership Institute: The class of nine women undergoing a ten-month program for leadership development met at City Hall in November and New Hanover Regional Medical Center in December. This month, the group heads to Live Oak Bank to hear from CEO Chip Mahan.

Cape Fear Women in Tech: The group, formed in partnership between the initiative and tekMountain, rolls out its new membership program in January. Benefits include access to monthly events, discounted pricing on workshops, access to its job bank, and more. Info at cfwit.com.

Mentoring Program: This month, the 2016-17 participants come together for a small-group session to meet other mentors. Applications go out soon for the second year of the mentoring program.

Get on Board: More than one hundred women went through the training program last year to help women join area boards of directors. Keep an eye out next month for an announcement about its expansion in 2017.

WILMA Network: Members of the nearly ninety women representing companies that are initiative sponsors have been getting together monthly for networking events, including one at Wine & Design this month.

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