Elevate Leadership Program Applications Due May 31

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2022

Contact: Amy Eaton, Director of Marketing & Strategic Development


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Applications for the 2022 Elevate Leadership Program from Women Lead Change are due Tuesday, May 31, 2022. This women’s development program is designed for current and emerging leaders to gain leadership insight, skills and experiences that they can apply to their leadership journey. More information and applications are at https://www.wlcglobal.org/programs/elevate.

The six-month program includes monthly learning sessions, one-on-one mental fitness coaching, peer-to-peer networking, and a capstone project to research and present to a panel of local leaders. Cohorts are limited to four (4) per company, and the class is limited to 25 total participants.

Elevate is designed for emerging leaders. These are women in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City region that you expect to see in leadership roles in the near future. Women very new (1-3 months) to leadership roles may also be considered. To be eligible, candidates must be endorsed by their organizations and approved for participation by their direct leaders/supervisors. All applicants should be able to meet the commitment expectations of the program. Investment is $2,500/person.

Program timeline:

  • July 19, 12-5 pm: Orientation, Learning Session Topic: Listening and Connecting

  • Aug. 16, 12-5 pm: Learning Session: Boundaries in the Workplace

  • Aug. 24, 8-10 am: Women Connect Virtual Workshop: STOP + SHIFT

  • Sept. 22, 12-5 pm: Learning Session: Leadership Panel

  • Oct. 12, 12-5 pm: Learning Session: Fierce Conversations

  • Nov. 15, 12-5 pm: Learning Session: Tools for Success in the Workplace

  • Dec. 14, 12-6 pm: Capstone Project Presentation & Graduation

Send completed applications to info@wlcglobal.org. The 2022 Elevate cohort will be announced June 7.

IWLC d/b/a Women Lead Change is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the development, advancement, and promotion of women, their organizations, and to impacting the economy and future workforce.


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