W2W Leadership Initiative’s June Updates

Updates on WILMA's Women to Watch Leadership Initiative

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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:

WOMEN TO WATCH AWARDS: Applications are now open through July 1 for this year’s WILMA’s Women to Watch Awards. The awards recognize area women making waves in the community in seven categories: Business, Health, Education, Nonprofit/Volunteer, Arts, Public Sector, and Rising Star. Any female resident of New Hanover, Brunswick, or Pender counties is eligible. You can nominate yourself or nominate a colleague, co-worker, family member, or friend. (Note: All categories are open to women of all ages except for Rising Stars, which is limited to women under the age of thirty.) The finalists in each category will be featured in the October issue of WILMA magazine, on the WILMA website, and at a special awards event October 21 where the winners will be announced. Apply or nominate someone at W2Waward.com.

LEADERSHIP ACCELERATOR: Our annual half-day leadership and career development conference returned June 2 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The event featured a keynote lunch with area leaders and workshops on board training, inclusion, leadership advice, and financial empowerment. If you attended the event last week, WILMA would like to hear from you. Complete a short feedback survey here. Plus, you can also view photos of the event in the Facebook album here. For more info, go to W2WLeadership.com.

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: Members of the 2022 WILMA’s Leadership Institute met last month at CFCC with a panel on resilient leadership. The Institute is made up of forty 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.

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 monthly small-group networking events.

– Vicky Janowski and Maggi Apel, Co-directors of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative W2W@WILMAmag.com

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Categories: Women to Watch