W2W Leadership Initiative’s July Updates

Updates on WILMA's Women to Watch Leadership Initiative

WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative has updates to share as we continue to work on the effort’s core mission of helping develop more women leaders in our area. Here’s what we’ve been up to with various W2W Leadership Initiative programs and what’s coming up next:

Leadership Accelerator: Our annual half-day leadership and career development conference (shown above) returns July 18 to the Wilmington Convention Center. The event features a keynote lunch with Sheri Lynch, co-host of the nationally syndicated Bob & Sheri morning radio show; workshops for our Get on Board training program for serving on boards of directors as well as for negotiating, social media, and motivating teams. For more info, go to WILMALeadership.com

Leadership Institute: Members of the 2019 WILMA’s Leadership Institute met last month at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, with a skills session on growing networks, and will meet this month with GE-Hitachi executives to discuss negotiation techniques. The Institute is made up of thirty-two women who meet monthly for leadership skills training, interaction with area executives, and peer mentoring sessions. Applications for next year’s class open again in the fall. Our alum pool of Institute graduates got together last month for a lunch-and-learn session on public speaking.

WILMA Network: The WILMA Network, made up of women from the companies that support the Women to Watch Initiative, serves as a resource for the women involved and represents a variety of area businesses, large and small. Members participate in small-group networking events called 2nd Tuesdays and met up for a special event in June at the Wilmington Sharks baseball game.

In The Loop: Keep up to date with these and other Leadership Initiative programs as well as applications announcement by going to WILMASToWatch.com or signing up for the WILMA Weekly newsletter on our website.


-Vicky Janowski, WILMA editor, and Maggi Apel, events director, Co-directors of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative W2W@WILMAOnTheWeb.com


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