Lowell, MA – The Women Accelerators was awarded the Women Working Wonders Fund Grant in August 2020 to support their Accelerating Women Leadership Program. The objective of the Women Working Wonders Fund is to support organizations and activities that contribute to leadership development in girls and women. This grant fulfills Women Accelerators’ mission of giving women the tools they need to succeed professionally and to effect meaningful change leading to closing the gender gap.
The Accelerating Women Leadership Program is a comprehensive 6-month boot camp designed to empower women to develop the strategic mindset, leadership skills, and powerful network they need to achieve their personalized leadership goals. The program is built upon eight pillars of leadership: Communication, Strategic Relationships, Visibility, Influence, Strategic Mindset, TimeManagement, Career Goals, and Confidence. These pillars represent fundamental leadership capabilities and address the unique challenges that women face in the workplace. We will also invite diverse female speakers to discuss the topics of diversity in the workplace and salary negotiation as part of the program.
The program was conceived by Kim Meninger, who is a certified Executive and Leadership Coach and the President of the Lowell Chapter of Women Accelerators. “Previous program participants have reported finding new jobs, earning promotions, speaking up more confidently, and assuming more strategic responsibilities as a result of their engagement in this program,” said Kim Meninger, President of the Lowell Chapter of Women Accelerators. “We could not be more excited to bring the program to Women Accelerators and early-career women in the Merrimack Valley more broadly and we are grateful for the support from the Women Working Wonders Fund.”
The Accelerating Women Leadership Program will be starting in January 2021. It will be free and prioritized to early-stage women in the following geographic areas: Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Littleton, Lowell, Pepperell, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, Westford, Wilmington.
We are grateful to the Women Working Wonders Fund and excited to offer this pilot program in 2021. Registration will begin in October 2020. Sign up for our email list to receive information about this program and registration.