Women’s Leadership Program Has Big Impact

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Since it’s inception in 2011, EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program has led more than 200 women reach their greatest potential. This incredible program, facilitates the development of emerging female professionals by utilizing the experiences and skills of established community leaders; to extend a hand-up to the women who will follow.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 class of EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program with the deadline to apply being October 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

Past participants of the program shared with us their insights into this well-respected and impactful program.

Jenny Lockhart, 2017 Program Participant

“I applied for EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program because I wanted direction in my career. I found that and a group of women who helped me grow. I’m forever grateful for the support of my classmates, the speakers, the program coordinator Erin Bosch, and my incredible mentor. Together, these people helped me become a more self-aware, empathetic, and confident leader. The program was a valuable investment in myself — both personally and professionally — and I’d go back and do it again in a heartbeat.”

Sheila Volek, 2018 Program Participant

“Through Women’s Leadership Program I learned so much about myself, my strengths and what is important to me. In addition to all the insight I gained through the sessions, I met a group of incredible women that I would have never met otherwise. These women have enriched my life in numerous ways and still are. Applying for this program is one of the best decisions I’ve made both personally and professionally.”

Sara Lum, 2018 Program Participant

“The EmBe Women’s Leadership program has been an empowering experience on my lifelong journey to be my best self. As a woman in a male dominated industry, it has been an incredible experience to build relationships with women in fields I would have scarcely crossed paths with otherwise. They inspire me and we support each other in ways that set the groundwork for defining leadership on a personal level and becoming better leaders within our families, organizations, community and/or state.”

Dr. Laura Dykstra Aeschlimann, 2018 Program Participant

“The EmBe Women’s Leadership Program was so amazing…life-changing, really! It was very empowering to learn more about leading a great team of women from other women leaders as well as connect with other truly outstanding women from our community. I cannot recommend this program enough to any woman at any stage of their life and career!”

Brooke Fitts, 2016 Program Participant

“The EmBe Women’s Leadership Pro¬gram has an experienced team leading, organizing, coordinating, and providing mentorship to its participants. Personally, I feel I’ve gained an invaluable lifelong membership to a network of community leaders whom I otherwise would not have access to. The program has afford¬ed me an additional level of personal and professional direction which I am truly grateful for.”

Brienne Maner, 2017 Program Participant

“The program has connected me with an entire new network of strong, fearless,and ambitious women. The program has helped me become more self-aware and have expanded my worldview; both of which have already taken me to places I’ve dreamed of, but didn’t believe were possible.”

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