WILpower Frequently Asked Questions
Is WILpower for me?
WILpower is an effective program for women professionals who have at least four years of experience and want to accelerate their leadership profile, potential and impact; get to know others with similar aspirations; and build their network in a fun and supportive environment. The program includes women from many different fields with different levels of experience – see the WILpower Overview for more information. Hear WILpower grads and LWT Board members share their WILpower program experiences in this video and from Alumnae:
What’s expected of me?
Each morning workshop session lasts for two hours (from 8 – 10 am). You should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. so that you have a chance to get to know your fellow WILpower women better – and maybe even meet the speaker.
Pre-work will be emailed out about a week prior to each session. Pre-work may be a short series of questions, article or video selected by the speaker to get you thinking about the topic for the upcoming workshop. This pre-work enables you to contribute more effectively to the session discussions and get the most out of them. You should also plan on allocating effort between sessions to putting your new skills into practice.
To get the absolute most out of the WILpower program, we strongly encourage you to participate in the WILpower Rings program. Our Ring leaders are WILpower grads. Rings are designed to give you a space to come together with other WILpower women to discuss the lessons learned from the sessions, expand your network and practice your new skills in a safe place.
Overall, it’s up to you – but just like anything - the more you put into the program, the more you will get out of it!
Can I attend some but not all workshops?
Because the WILpower workshops build upon each other, we encourage you to attend each workshop in order to get the most out of the program. Of course, we understand if external demands may cause you to miss an occasional session.
Can I register late if I missed the January application deadline?
You will get the most value out of the WILpower program if you participate from the very beginning. We do allow late registrations in limited circumstances, subject to case-by-case review and space availability.
How can I convince my employer to sponsor my WILpower program participation?
We find that employers are very receptive to requests to sponsor their high-achieving women into professional development programs like WILpower. Some organizations may not offer internal development programs, so the WILpower program is a perfect supplement.
We have developed a sample e-mail that you can customize to request that your employer sponsor you all or part of the WILpower registration fees.
You may also want to share the LWT WILpower Overview, which provides more background information.
How are participants selected? What are my chances to get in the WILpower program?
Applications are reviewed to determine whether the applicant generally fits the program’s target profile. Your chances of acceptance are greatest if you register early for the WILpower program. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
How do I pay for the WILpower program?
We accept credit card payment through the registration pages. If you need to use a different method of payment including PayPal, please contact the WILpower Program Director.
What is your policy on refunds?
Fees for the WILpower program and other LWT events are non-refundable. If you believe you have an exceptional situation that merits special consideration, please contact us with an explanation of the circumstances.
If you have additional questions, please Contact Us.