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Participants in the WILpower Program 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 content-driven events help WILpower women learn new skills, and connect with other WILpower participants and alumnae.

 

Topics include:​​​

  • Silencing Imposter Syndrome

  • Effective Networking

  • Practical Emotional Intelligence

  • Building Your Leadership Brand

  • Projecting Credibility and Confidence

  • Advocating for “Future You”

Registration for WILpower 2022 is now Closed.

Please, join the LWT community via LinkedIn to hear more about upcoming open Events and the WILpower program, and get ready for 2023 Registration!

Our WILpower overview brochure is an easy to share document that gives you a quick overview of the most recent WILpower program. Cohort-specific speaker and workshop details are available 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 2021, 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. WILpower Program participants range from early career professionals to more seasoned women, but all are able to learn from the workshop, event speakers and each other in our supportive cohorts. We accept women with less than five years of experience, but most WILpower participants have considerably more.

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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 fraction of the standard cost of high-quality professional development programming.

LWT is able to offer WILpower at a highly discounted rates because of the hard work of our all-volunteer Board, our speakers who generously reduce their engagement fees to support the LWT mission, as well as our Sponsors.  For the 4th year in a row, the LWT Board is holding the cost at just $650. This price 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 workshops and events see incredible value in the WILpower Program and the larger LWT community. Participants often become LWT volunteers in subsequent years to help “pay it forward,” and empower other women to achieve their own leadership potential.  

We have found employers are often happy to sponsor participation in WILpower Program, using development, conference or education budget funds. Click here to view a sample employer letter and customize it for your specific situation to request funding from your employer.  

Subsidized Seats for WILpower

The LWT Board recognizes that even the low $650/year price may be out of reach for some. To ensure WILpower remains accessible to as many women as possible, we set aside seats in each cohort for women currently seeking employment as well as women employed in non-profit and government roles. The cost to women who are selected for these subsidized seats is only $250 for the entire year/seat.

If you qualify for a subsidy, and are interested in becoming part of WILpower 2022, please fill out the application form to apply. Once you submit your application the cohort lead where you applied will reach out to you if she has questions; this process can take 2-3 weeks.

 

WILpower Rings

To reinforce the lessons learned in the WILpower sessions and apply the learnings to our professional lives, LWT also offers 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 in the 2022 cohorts a group where they explore and dig deeper into the main ideas presented in the WILpower workshops. Rings also offer a safe space to discuss the personalized strategies and tactics to put the lessons learned into productive use. Rings provide another way to connect with and support other women in each cohort, share professional victories and challenges, and you're your leadership skills. 

 

No two Rings are exactly alike, as each will reflect the personality of the women who lead and 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