WE Lead is a leadership development program for women that focuses on the whole person, engaging with high-achieving women, developing strategic goals, and executing on aspirations. WE Lead leans into diversity through the programming, facilitators, experiences, and cohorts.
What is WE Lead?
WE Lead is a 10-month leadership development that focuses on the whole person. Participants have space to invest in themselves by tapping into multiple angles of growth, including engaging with high-achieving women, developing strategic goals, and executing on aspirations. WE Lead leans into diversity through the programming, facilitators, experiences, and cohorts.
- Advance ability to understand colleagues needs and offer effective support.
- Be a part of a community of women who will share stories of perseverance, offer support, and provide counsel on career advancement strategies.
- Build a development plan with clear vision and mission, accomplishment statements, action steps, and measurements for success.
- Connect with other women leaders to share strategies and support.
- Deepen self-awareness of professional/personal strengths and assets.
- Enhance leadership skills and improve positioning for leadership roles.
- Identify obstacles to professional and personal growth and develop strategy to overcome.
- Learn tactics to help leverage personal strengths for career advancement.
WE Lead uses a combination of professional development and executive coaching focused on enhancing self-awareness to discover and understand individual strengths and communication styles.
Participants learn leadership skills and strategies unique to their personal and professional development, in order to become extraordinary leaders in their organizations and community. The WE Lead Mastermind Coaching process is guided by an impressive team of executive leadership coaches who create a safe and confidential space for important, life-changing conversations to take place
- Kickoff reception
- Overnight retreat
- 5 full-day sessions
- 4 half-day facilitated mastermind group coaching sessions
- 2 private sessions with a professional coach
- Graduation ceremony
Class 18 Program Timeframe
September 2023 – June 2024
- September 12, 2023 – Opening Reception & Kickoff (3-5:30 p.m.)
- September 28-29, 2023 – Overnight Retreat at Hueston Woods (9 a.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday)
- October 10, 2023 – Class Session (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
- November 14, 2023 – Coaching Session (8:30 a.m.-noon)
- December 5, 2023 – Class Session (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
- January 9, 2024 – Coaching Session (8:30 a.m.-noon)
- February 6, 2024 – Class Session (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
- March 5, 2024 – Coaching Session (8:30 a.m.-noon)
- April 9, 2024 – Class Session (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
- May 7, 2024 – Coaching Session (8:30 a.m.-noon)
- May 21, 2024 – Class Session (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
- June 4, 2024 – Graduation (3-5:30 p.m.)
Applications for Class 18 are closed.
$50 (non-refundable). Applicants will be asked to pay via credit card at the end of the online application process.
Questions? Contact Devona Stripling at email@example.com
$4,000 for Chamber Members
$5,000 for non Chamber Members
*Partial scholarships may be available for those with financial need, and can be requested within the application. Payment plan options are also available.
Meet Your Coaches
An important and unique component of the WE Lead program is the focus on both professional and personal leadership development. The WE Lead Mastermind Coaching process allows class participants the opportunity to explore their leadership abilities, expand their self-awareness and focus on their personal development in order to achieve goals and results over the course of the program and beyond. This process is guided by an impressive team of Executive Leadership Coaches who create a safe and confidential space for these important, life-changing conversations to take place.
Elevate with Sophia
Sophia Dunson is the owner of Elevate with Sophia, a forward-thinking business specializing in helping individuals and organizations achieve their desired outcomes through practical application in…
Sophia Dunson is the owner of Elevate with Sophia, a forward-thinking business specializing in helping individuals and organizations achieve their desired outcomes through practical application in talent development, employee engagement, culture, and change agility. She has partnered with individuals at differing levels of leadership from large corporations to small business, higher education, government, and non-profits. Sophia holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Central Florida. As a facilitator, coach and consultant, Sophia blends her organizational development expertise with a frankness, humor, and genuine desire to see individuals, teams and organizations reach peak performance. Sophia has a fiery passion for female leadership, positive disruption and helping non typical groups gain access to formal learning and development tools and resources.
Landers Coaching LLC
As a Certified Executive Coach, Jodi Landers has extensive experience in coaching leaders to break through barriers, increase their effectiveness and maximize their capabilities to lead at a higher level….
As a Certified Executive Coach, Jodi Landers has extensive experience in coaching leaders to break through barriers, increase their effectiveness and maximize their capabilities to lead at a higher level. She is skilled at working with teams, helping them reveal opportunities for growth to increase their cohesiveness and productivity, while leveraging their strengths to achieve exceptional results. Jodi utilizes a personal coaching approach when working with organizations, to fully understand their pain points and partner with them to identify solutions that help drive their success. With over 25 years of leadership development experience in both nonprofit and for profit organizations, Jodi has a passion for helping leaders grow into the best version of themselves.
Michelle is an Executive Coach with experience working with Leaders and Executives to transform organizations. Michelle is a proven leader with over 15 years of leadership and talent development…
Michelle is an Executive Coach with experience working with Leaders and Executives to transform organizations. Michelle is a proven leader with over 15 years of leadership and talent development experience. She has enjoyed success in a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, hospitality and gaming. She is passionate about the development of the team, individuals and driving corporate culture and financial success. She thrives in projects and assignments where she can leverage her entrepreneurial spirit and identify areas for efficiency optimization. Michelle is adept at organizational excellence, business development, and consideration of potential unintended outcomes and her strengths include excellent communication skills, strategic thinking and business development. She is energized by facilitating success in others. She is a creative thinker, has the talent to share a vision, and makes data driven business decisions.
Krista offers 23 years of experience moving beyond surface solutions and diving into the deep work of innovation and transformation in healthcare, nonprofit, education, and business. As the CEO and…
Krista offers 23 years of experience moving beyond surface solutions and diving into the deep work of innovation and transformation in healthcare, nonprofit, education, and business. As the CEO and Founder of Potere Coaching, Krista is dedicated to supporting individuals with tools to accomplish immediate momentum and enduring success that consider the human aspects of a team as well as the mission of the business. Her graduate degree in social work paired with certification in the Grief Recovery Method and Coaching lend a unique lens to her strategy of coaching the power within individuals. Krista’s approach to coaching C-Suite, mid-level, and emerging leaders has resulted in improved human and financial capital. She is committed to the radical results that occur when leaders invest in ‘being’ as much as ‘doing.’
After 20 years in Corporate America, Jennifer left her successful finance and accounting career to follow her passion for connecting the world, while leading change in our community as in a more…
After 20 years in Corporate America, Jennifer left her successful finance and accounting career to follow her passion for connecting the world, while leading change in our community as in a more diverse tomorrow through coaching. She works with primarily females who are willing to grow through their authentic selves personally and professionally to lead them through their growth transformation. This became evident through her WE Lead experience as she graduated from the program in 2021. She became certified and is the founder of her firm, Summit ActionCOACH. Jennifer is President of the Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association; she was awarded the 2019 Haile US Bank College of Business Humanitarian Award and serves on the Bishop Brossart High School Advisory Board and Finance Committee. She resides in Alexandria, Kentucky with her husband, two children, their dog, and goat.
Success Dimensions, LLC
After 25 years, Cindy left her successful career in Corporate America to follow her passion of coaching others to lead authentically by developing their emotional intelligence, communication skills,…
After 25 years, Cindy left her successful career in Corporate America to follow her passion of coaching others to lead authentically by developing their emotional intelligence, communication skills, leadership presence, and other critical leadership skills. Cindy achieved her coaching certification through iPEC and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. As an Executive Coach, Cindy brings a unique perspective to coaching through her expertise and experiences in Sales, Marketing, Talent Management, HR, and Leadership Development. Her knack for helping clients get to the root cause of complicated individual leader or organizational challenges allows her clients to develop innovative solutions to achieve desired individual outcomes and organizational goals.
What past participants had to say...
If you are looking to be comfortable with being uncomfortable and growing professionally and personally while connecting with other amazing women leaders throughout our region, I would highly encourage you to apply for this amazing program.
As a woman, we just naturally have a different way of doing things and so, this was the first group of women that I really was able to bounce ideas off of – it was almost like I had a board of 36 women that were ready to jump in, roll up their sleeves, and help in any way they could.
WE Lead truly helped me become a better leader. It gave me more confidence and it taught me how to approach business issues with the information and the knowledge and the resources that I needed to be successful. When I say that it’s life-changing, I’m not just saying it – I’m living it.
Danielle Lewis Jones
My experience with WE Lead has been amazing. Understanding what type of leader I am today and what type of leader I want to be tomorrow – and how you take those strengths of your core values and really capitalize on them to become the best leader for your company.
As a graduate of WE Lead and Leadership Cincinnati, I’ve grown professionally and personally, learning from diverse, talented groups ready to lend support and perspective. These programs are so important now to elevate a new group of leaders that will propel our region forward.
Amy B. Spiller
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