Participants in WILpower boost their knowledge and skills through nine monthly, thoughtfully-paced, interactive workshops with expert speakers and coaches. Small discussion groups also reinforce the messages heard in the workshops, and regular networking events help participants to connect with other participants and alumnae.
Negotiate for Success
Building Your Leadership Brand
Projecting Credibility and Confidence
Leveraging Your Leadership Competencies
Registration for WILpower 2020 is now closed. Please join our mailing list to receive updates and to be notified of the 2021 program.
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Watch WILpower grads and LWT Board members
share their WILpower program experiences
Who are our WILpower Participants?
In 2019 we had an average of 66 participants per location. The WILpower program attracts a diverse group of women from a broad range of professions that includes legal, HR, finance, operations, engineering, technology, sales, and marketing. The program targets women with over four years of experience, but the majority of participants have considerably more.
A High Return on Your Investment
A comprehensive leadership development program such as WILpower is typically quite expensive. LWT’s objective is to make this program available to as many women as possible by offering it at a rate that is a fraction of the normal cost. LWT can price WILpower at a highly-discounted rate thanks to our all-volunteer Board and our speakers who generously reduce their standard fees to support and partner with the LWT mission.
Our experience is that women who join us encounter incredible value in the WILpower program and the LWT mission. Participants often become LWT volunteers in subsequent years to help “pay it forward,” and empower other women to achieve their own leadership potential.
Employers are often happy to sponsor your participation in WILpower. View a sample employer letter.
To reinforce the lessons learned in the WILpower sessions, we offer small, informal discussion groups we call Rings. Rings are facilitated by WILpower alumnae who have experienced the impact of the WILpower program first-hand.
Participating in a Ring gives you a place to explore and dig deeper into the main ideas presented in the WILpower sessions, as well as the personalized strategies and tactics you will employ to put the lessons you learn into productive use. We have found that the Rings provide yet another way for you to connect with and support other women in your cohort, share professional victories and challenges, and grow your leadership skills tool kit.
No two Rings are exactly alike, as each will reflect the personality of the women who join and their unique goals for joining WILpower. Even so, you can expect to:
Connect with your Ring partners and learn their WILpower stories
Speak candidly about your current and stretch goals
Challenge each other to put into practice what you've learned in the WILpower sessions
Information on signing up for Rings –which is optional, but strongly encouraged– will be provided during the early 2020 WILpower sessions.