W2W Leadership Initiative’s November Updates

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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:


MENTORING: The latest group participating in our mentoring program began its yearlong term last month, kicking off with an orientation session at the Wilmington Convention Center (shown above). Previous mentors and mentees shared information about best practices, and the pairs, who will meet monthly for the next year, went over the mentee’s goals.


LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: Members of this year’s WILMA’s Leadership Institute met in October at nCino. The leadership skills session focused on public speaking, with Toastmaster members Megan Kopka, Kopka Financial owner and founder; Danielle Baxter, nCino business value consultant; and Mary Kathryn Hardy, nCino associate product manager, sharing tips about speaking in front of audiences as well as in front of small groups. 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 December.


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.


GETTING SOCIAL: Check out the initiative’s social media pages, where you can find the latest info about leadership program announcements, applications, and updates on women who have been involved with W2W. Follow us at facebook.com/WILMAsWomenToWatch and on Instagram @WILMAsWomentoWatch.


IN THE LOOP: Keep up to date with these and other Leadership Initiative programs as well as application announcements by signing up for the WILMA Leadership email at WILMAmag.com/email-newsletter.

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