W2W Leadership Initiative’s September 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:
Women to Watch Awards: So, it’s no surprise who this year’s finalists are. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you already know. (Or, you can flip to the back of this magazine.) But, we’re hard at work on our upcoming Women to Watch Awards Issue, featuring the thirty-five finalists in seven categories: Arts, Business, Education, Health, Public Service, Nonprofit, and Rising Star. Photoshoots have happened (see above); interviews are ongoing. In the meantime, keep an eye on our social media channels and Facebook page – Facebook.com/WILMAmag – to learn more about this year’s group. Category winners will be announced in October.
Leadership Institute: In August, WILMA’s Leadership Institute, made up of thirty-two women who are part of this year’s cohort for the nine-month program, participated in a virtual skills workshop on productivity tips in the time of COVID and self-care, from mental to physical health.
WILMA Leadership Email: If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to read WILMA’s Monday emails, which focus on leadership topics and profiles.
In The Loop: Keep up to date with these and other Leadership Initiative programs as well as applications announcement by going to WILMAmag.com or signing up for the WILMA Leadership email at WILMAmag.com/email-newsletter
WILMA Network: Members of the WILMA Network, made up of sponsors of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, turned to the web to hold meetups this summer, including a lunch-and-learn session in July. Alexandra Lysik, agency owner for Cavik Insurance and a member of the WILMA Network, talked to the members about creating a plan for marketing themselves to others and creating business leads.
– Vicky Janowski, WILMA editor, and Maggi Apel, events director, Co-directors of the Women to Watch Leadership Initiative W2W@WILMAmag.com