W2W Leadership Initiative's March 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 INSTITUTE: Members of the 2019 WILMA’s Leadership Institute met for their daylong orientation (above) at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to kick off the new class. 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.
BOARD TRAINING: The next Get on Board session, with training by UNCW’s QENO, will be March 19. Get on Board’s goal is to get more women placed on area boards of directors. Those who go through the training also are able to post on our board connecting website at WILMAsGetOnBoard. Area organizations also can post their board and committees info on the website.
MENTORING: Participants in the 2018-19 mentorship program met last month for a wrap-up session. The event, a group mentoring session, took place at the City Club and gave the chance for the full group, which included about thirty mentees who worked one-on-one with their mentors for the past year, to speak with other leaders in the program. Orientation for the upcoming mentoring program year takes place at the WilmingtonBiz Conference and Expo on March 27.
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