Accelerating the Advancement of Women Leaders 


May 25, 2018

A one-day workshop with a year of opportunities to learn, network and grow

Participants in WFF’s one-day 2018 Leadership Development Workshops (LDWs) coming to 12 cities this fall will gain hands-on strategies to accelerate their careers supported — for the first time — with year-long opportunities for additional learning, networking and growing with session presenters and peers at no additional cost.

Nationally-recognized leadership experts will engage participants in developing a personalized roadmap to career success over a 12-month journey that includes the one-day deep dive workshop, READY TO LEAD: 5 Strategies to Accelerate Your Career, supported by 365-day learning touchpoints.

“We have all been to conferences or read books and felt inspired to change and grow only to have life get in the way,” explains workshop speaker and best-selling author and psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D. “We are changing that dynamic by walking every step of the way with women to cement new skills, create new habits and rewire their brains for success. We don’t want to impact people for a day, we want to change their lives over the course of the year.”

Built on WFF’s 12 research-based Competencies for Successful Leaders, the immersive leadership experience will provide participants with the tools to immediately amplify their impact, while building skills and networks to accelerate long-term career growth through ongoing support. By participating in the LDW, you will learn to:

  • Understand, recognize and foster leadership qualities in yourself and others
  • Master your approach to receiving – and delivering – feedback with confidence
  • Build a strategic network of key stakeholders to achieve your goals
  • Assess your areas of strength and opportunities for growth and create an action plan
  • Continue to engage through valuable connections forged during the workshop

“Individuals who complete our program will not only be equipped and ready to take the next step in their leadership journey,” explains workshop speaker Katrina McGhee, “but they will also have built a strong network with other women leaders with whom they can learn, network and grow.” McGhee is an author, women’s advocate, CEO of Loving on Me and a consultant helping organizations work to improve the lives of women and children around the globe.

The workshops launch September 13, in Dallas, TX and are followed with sessions in 11 cities throughout the fall: Minneapolis, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Orange County, Denver, Washington, D.C. and Orlando.

To learn more about WFF’s LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS (LDWs) supported by year-long learning, visit

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