Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lead the Way: Building the Pipeline of Women of Color Leaders in the Non-Profit Sector

Lead the Way is a year long fellowship hosted by the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service for women of color mid-level managers and emerging Executive Directors working in U.S. based nonprofit and community based organizations.

The Fellowship was developed to provide emerging women of color Executive Directors and mid-level managers with the opportunity to build their skills so that they can advance in their careers and effectively manage and sustain nonprofit organizations.

Program goals are to: Promote networking and share best practices among organizations with similar goals and missions; Identify women of color leaders with high potential and establish an ongoing support network to exchange information and resources; Create a diverse pipeline of talented nonprofit leaders who will be prepared to take up leadership roles once transitions occur in organizations; and Identify challenges and barriers to success for women of color working in the nonprofit sector.

Each year, the Network selects two national cohorts of 15-20 fellows to attend an intensive five-day leadership retreat and participate in continued learning throughout the year. Over the fellowship year, participants receive over 60 hours of instruction, technical assistance and one-on-one coaching.

The 2011 Lead the Way Fellowship Application is now available. Deadline: April 6, 2011.

For more information and to apply, visit http://wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/our_work/leadtheway.php.

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