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 2020 WILMA’s Leadership Institute (shown above at tekMountain in January) heard from a panel of female leaders on “Navigating Difficult Conversations.” The talk, which included Wilmington International Airport Director Julie Wilsey, Leath HR Group President Lisa Leath, and RR Smith Strategic Solutions (R2S3) President Ruth Ravitz Smith, took place at the Institute’s February meeting at nCino. 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.
Mentoring: Participants in the 2020 mentorship program meet this month for orientation, which takes place at the WilmingtonBiz Conference and Expo on March 18.
Get on Board: The Get on Board program, held in partnership with UNCW’s QENO, prepares women for joining boards of directors. Besides group training sessions, we also help connect potential candidates to area boards through speed networking events and our website WILMAsGetOnBoard.com. The next Get on Board training session, led by UNCW’s QENO, will be April 7. Be on the lookout for details.
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@WILMAmag.com