Live Five-Week Virtual Cohort | Launching February 4, 2022
Women of Color: Build Your Community & Advance Your Career
A unique and exclusive space to connect with women of color.
Our five week cohort is a safe space to connect, engage with one another, and hone in on tools to help you grow your network, build your community and advance your career, whilst staying true to your most authentic self.
Limited to 25 people.
The Women Of Color Program Is For
Women in all stages of their careers who identify as women of color and work in global development. This includes Black, Brown, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, SE Asian, Multi-Racial, Pacific-islander, Middle Eastern people, and more.
Titles of Women who participate in this program include:
Business Development Director, CEO, Executive Director, Graphic Designer, Program Analyst, Senior Program Officer, and more.
No matter your age or position, this cohort will bring you value.
Why We Created This Program
WILD's mission is to support women to increase their influence, build inclusive cultures and scale their impact.
Women of color have voiced a strong interest in having real-talk about their professional lives, developing strategies to advance and thrive in their careers, and building their community. In response, we partnered with Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey, Global Head of Community Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google, to present this program.
Taking into consideration the nuance of being a woman of color within the global development sector, this five week intensive, creates a space to invest in your personal and professional enrichment. Doing this work, with a cohort of like individuals, allows you to be more transparent and vulnerable, to share experiences, and to learn from each other.
We are here to empower each other, and in turn, empower others.
Your Session Leader:
Global Head of Community Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google
Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey's work at Google is in service of women of color and parents/caregivers to create community where it doesn't naturally exist and to influence the policies, programs and processes that impact their sense of belonging and inclusion at Google.
Stephanie was born in Brooklyn, NY, attended Stevens Institute of Technology and completed her bachelors of engineering degree in Electrical Engineering before starting her career in the finance industry. She then pivoted her career to digital media, where she spent over 10 years in Advertising Operations at major media conglomerates such as Forbes Media, FOX News Digital, and NBC News Digital.
What You Will Learn in the Five Live Sessions
Share your lived experiences with course participants, discuss how to navigate workplace challenges and career opportunities and learn practical strategies on how to thrive. Live sessions will be held weekly for 5 weeks at 12:00pm ET. Sessions last 1.5 hours.
February 4, 2022
Purpose and vision ground us in where we focus our time and energy. We'll focus on a step by step method to get to a purpose and vision statement for a specific area in your life that you want to focus on professionally.
February 11, 2022
Once you know what your purpose and vision are in a specific area you're interested in working on, it's time to attribute goals that align with your purpose and vision.
February 18, 2022
Who are the people in your network that can support you (and you can support) and how do you activate them in service of your goals?
February 25, 2022
A roadmap for engaging with new, and existing network connections. Finding ways most comfortable to you, that highlight your thought leadership and subject matter expertise.
March 4, 2022
How will you in short, medium and long term steps incorporate your strengths, goals and network connections into your daily life and your professional roadmap?
What Else You Get When You Register
Leadership Coaching Package
For those who work in the global development sector, you will be eligible to apply for six months of Leadership Coaching around your most pressing organizational, team, and professional issues identified during the course.
Past participants include:
Abt Associates | ACDI/VOCA | Chemonics | DAI
Data Science Camp Inc.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Encompass LLC | FHI 360
Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce & Chamber Foundation
Imago Dei Fund
International Finance Corporation
IPAS | IREX | MEDA | MSI
Palladium | RTI | Save the Children
Solidarity Center | Tetra Tech
The Konterra Group | The Kaizen Company
USAID | USPS
Your employer may be willing to pay for this course. You can use this customizable email template to make a request.
"I wanted to find out how other black women navigate the barriers at the intersection of race and gender. A take-away from this experience for me was determining where I need to improve, and where my organization needs to improve. This understanding has been key to my job satisfaction, performance and feeling content outside of work."
"I’m consistently one of very few black women and black people in the room. Being with this posse of other women who regularly face this situation allows me to share my experience comfortably. I have laughed, and cried with this group and I know they’ve got my back going forward."
"I was so inspired to hear about the journeys of other women from the Global South climbing up the international development ladder, the obstacles they faced and their strategies to address them. It was also refreshing to see women of color take the lead and have the opportunity to listen and learn from them."