WILpower

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Participants in WILpower boost their knowledge and skills learning from expert speakers and coaches through nine thoughtfully-paced, and interactive workshops. Small discussion groups led by WILpower alumnae also reinforce the messages heard in the workshops. Regular networking and substantive events help WILpower women learn new skills, and connect with other participants and alumnae.

 

Topics include:​​​

  • Negotiate for Success

  • Effective Networking

  • Practical Emotional Intelligence

  • Building Your Leadership Brand

  • Projecting Credibility and Confidence

  • Leveraging Your Leadership Competencies

Registration for WILpower 2021 is now OPEN!

Please, select the city where you want to register on the map below.

More information about the upcoming 2021 program is available by reading the WILpower overview brochure. Cohort-specific speakers and session details can be found by clicking on the city name or map icon below.

LWT offers WILpower programs and events in

San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York and Seattle.

Watch WILpower grads and LWT Board members 

share their WILpower program experiences

 

 

 

Who are our WILpower Participants?

In 2020, we had an average of 50-60 women participating in each of our four locations. The WILpower program attracts a diverse group of women from a broad range of professions that includes lawyers, HR, finance, operations, engineering, technology, sales, and marketing.  The program targets women with over four years of professional experience, but the majority of participants have considerably more.

A High Return on Investment

 

A comprehensive leadership development program such as WILpower is typically quite expensive. LWT’s goal is to make WILpower available to as many women as possible by offering the programming at a rate that equals a fraction of the standard cost. LWT can price our programming at a highly-discounted rate thanks to our all-volunteer Board and our speakers who generously reduce their engagement fees to support the LWT mission.  The 2021 WILpower Program is $650 for the 3rd year in a row, and includes over thirty hours of content, programming, and events throughout the year.

 

Our experience is that women who join us and actively participate in the cohort sessions and events 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 and customize for your situation.  

Subsidized Seats for WILpower

The LWT Board appreciates that 2020 has been a time of difficulty for many women, and the regular $650/year may be out of reach for some. To ensure WILpower remains accessible, we have set aside a number of seats in each cohort for women currently looking for employment due to COVID-19 job loss, and also for women in non-profit and government roles. The cost to women selected for these subsidized seats is only $250/seat. Please fill out the application form to apply for a subsidized seat in a WILpower cohort.

 

WILpower Rings

To reinforce the lessons learned in the WILpower sessions and apply the learnings to our professional lives, we also organize smaller and more 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 WILpower women 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. Rings provide another way to connect with and support other women in each cohort, share professional victories and challenges, and grow leadership skills. 

 

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, the goal for each Ring is to:

 

  • Connect with Ring partners and learn their WILpower stories

  • Speak candidly about current and stretch goals

  • Challenge each other to put into practice what the cohort has learned in the WILpower sessions 

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