DIVE INTO THE:
Women's Leadership Challenge
The world has changed.
A remote workforce, a majority Millennial and GenZ talent, a global pandemic, increased awareness of racial and gender inequity, a rise in authoritarianism and extremism.
According to Global Leadership Forecast 2021, fewer than half of leaders feel they are effective in leadership skills that will be most critical for future success. Even worse, they aren’t getting development in the skills they need most urgently.
Have you had the training you need to lead in this new world?
Break That Glass Ceiling!!!
If you're a woman in a position of leadership who is tired of being passed over for opportunities or ignored by men in meetings, this could be the opportunity that transforms your personal and professional life.
If you're looking for a global community of women leaders to supercharge your growth, this is exactly the right place for you.
If you are looking for the courage to start your entrepreneurial journey, change career fields, or rise to the next level of leadership, this will be your launch pad.
The Feminist Leadership Challenge gives you the courage, capability and support to rise to the leadership position you deserve, start your entrepreneurial journey, be a social activist, and to step into your intrinsic power. Be a ChangeMakeHER!
Get the training that you need to shine as a leader
In addition, many people are put into management positions without actually being given any leadership training. Ironically, they may be given training in "hard skills" but people are much more complex and difficult to understand and manage than a spreadsheet. Management has become even more complicated in light of a global pandemic, racial and gender inequity, & political divisions.
As Jim Clifton, founder of Gallup, says, "Leaders everywhere in the world have a tendency to name the wrong person manager and then train them on administrative things -- not how to maximize human potential."
The result is disastrous. Gallup did a study of the global workforce and found that in fact, the main thing holding companies, organizations, and employees back are poor managers. As Mr. Clifton points out, "Lousy managers create miserable employees who create negative business outcomes."
Gain Your Power Circle
"A study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the most successful female job-seekers from a top-ranked graduate school relied not only on a wide network of contacts, but also on a close inner circle of other women who provide support and gender-specific job advice." - The Washington Post, Jan 2019
77% of women who place high on the career ladder have a strong, trusted inner circle of women who help them make connections and circumvent traditional barriers to success. Our program is your power circle!
Magic happens when you bring women change makers from across the world together to dream of a better future, one in which women are equal citizens. Our experiential program brings diverse women together and embraces a feminist, peer to peer learning approach to elevate your voice, leverage your inner knowing, and achieve your dreams. We tear down patriarchal structures, beliefs, social and cultural norms, and redefine leadership; one where women are at the forefront!
This unique program creates a learning and development environment where everyone in the room contributes their expertise, leans on one another for support and advice, and takes action. By the end of the program, you will be forever changed and equipped to design the life you want for yourself and other women. During the program, you will create a vision of a better future, tap into the power within and around you, and confidently put your vision into action.
Head Facilitator: CEO of Empower Global and DEI trainer for Korn Ferry,
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Naomi Mercer, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, American Banking Association & former Lt. Colonel, US Army, where she ran the Army’s gender integration and religious accommodation programs at the Pentagon.
Tory Graf, CEO Trillium Solutions, learning and development programming for Microsoft, etc.
Naya Diaz, Executive Director, YWCA, Austin, Texas. Naya is a leader on immigration issues, mental healthcare for marginalized communities, and decolonization.
T, United States Diplomat, US Department of State. T was instrumental in passing US legislation granting paid parental level to US State Department employees.
Kate Byrne, CEO Katapult X, Impact Investing
“I feel like my life was in a really different place. I was at a low when it started. I found an amazing group of women to grow with and learn from. It’s been the joy of my Covid period. Professionally I've gotten great experience and feel much more comfortable and confident in myself.”- Emma
“Before the challenge, I would just get frustrated when anyone brought up the feminist issue and made fun of it. I would just leave the conversation.
Armed with the resources and tools from this course, I was able to make an informed argument to one of my most conservative military male friends… and now he is a blossoming feminist!"-Tory
“I am so grateful for everyones constant support, and good energy, and amazing conversations. I am leaving this with a tribe whom I know will have my back, no matter what.”- Sara
"At the beginning of this, I was so hesitant to speak up or take up space or raise an issue, and I remember one of the women in the challenge saying, I don’t give a f***. And I said to myself- I envy that self confidence.
In this course, I have really found my voice again - she was in there. I feel a weight lifted off of my shoulders. I spoke up to my boss! You need to take up space. You should be speaking up. I also now have this ability to put myself in another women’s shoes, especially a woman who is at a disadvantage.” - Savannah
"I was scared to ask for what I wanted in a salary negotiation. This program helped me get clear on what I was WORTH, and the unique value I was bringing to the org. So I asked for what I wanted, and I got ALL OF IT." -Kate
Tackle your self limiting beliefs connected to how we experience the world as women, and shed what doesn't serve you
Comprehend the concept of feminist leadership and how to operationalize it into your leadership style, creating a more equitable world for all
Be an effective and loved leader of millennial and GenZ talent
Understand how to lead culture and institutional change, influence decision makers, and advance your career
Develop the courage and fortitude to speak up for yourself, start your own venture, get a seat at the table, and ask for what you want and what you deserve
Discover your intrinsic power sources so that you can speak truth to power in high stake and controversial situations
Learn how to strategically network, build power circles, and create your own damn table while lifting up other women
Understand how to leverage your strengths to become a more effective leader
Build a tight knit community of global women leaders and lifelong supporters
Create and implement a change initiative that advances oneself and gender equity more broadly
Program Schedule: 10 weeks, every week or every other week
Cohort 1 : begins March 26, Fridays, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m, est (FULL)
Cohort 2 : begins May 4, Tuesday nights, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m, est (only 1 spot left!)
Cohort 3: begins August 1, Fridays, 2:30 - 5 PM
The Program is Designed for Women who are already in
Managerial Positions, or are entrepreneurs/activists.
It is not for entry level staff.
The inspiration behind the Women's Leadership Challenge
a convening for feminist social entrepreneurs in Bellagio, Italy
on Women's leadership, Gender equality, and Systems change
"Samantha’s enthusiasm, vast knowledge, and focus on women’s equality helped me tremendously in the growth and development of my professional focus.
As I continue to advance and grow my career, she has taught me how to incorporate social and corporate responsibility and further the development of my leadership skills from a global perspective."
Sarah, Washington DC
"Samantha has an amazing way of bringing joy and energy to a session all while making participants feel comfortable. Her ability to interject seamlessly with anecdotes of her own struggles as a woman searching for success and meaning is complemented by moments of real vulnerability that draws out the same out in all of us."
Julia, Arlington, VA
"If you’re a woman trying to find her way in the world in any capacity, this challenge will give you the tools necessary to remind you that are powerful and worthy of your accomplishments."
Watch Samantha's TEDx talk on women's leadership