August 31, 2018

2019 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program Applications Now Available!

Apply NOW for the 2019 United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program!

2019 Application Requirements and Process

• Any woman living or working in Cass or Clay Counties age 23-35 is welcome to apply.
• Handwritten, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
• Prior to selection, a narrowed group of candidates will be contacted to participate in a face to face interview.
• Applicants will be notified in writing, informing them whether or not they have been selected to participate in the 2019 program.
• Selected participants commit to a $500 tuition cost. A limited amount of partial scholarships are available upon request.
• If selected for the 2019 program, participants are expected to attend all six session dates (8am-5pm), on the first Thursday of each month from January to June.
• Applications for the 2019 program will be available in September 2018.

For any questions, please email Tiffany McShane at or call 701-237-5050.

The purpose of the United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program is to:

MOBILIZE the caring power of women
ENERGIZE and INSPIRE women to make a difference
DEEPEN LEADERSHIP opportunities in the Cass-Clay community for young women

About the program
Six local women’s organizations, spearheaded by United Way of Cass-Clay, launched the first annual 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program in 2009. It is now a collaborative effort led by the United Way of Cass-Clay team. Since 2009, 350 local women have participated in the leadership program. The 11th annual program will begin in January 2019 and participants will meet monthly to focus on various issues pertinent to young leaders. Each session is led and presented by local leaders and includes training and discussion as well as goal-setting, communication, personal growth, board leadership, public speaking, conflict management, and several additional leadership topics.

Benefits to Participants & Employers
Employers of United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program participants benefit greatly from the experience.  Participants will:
• Connect with a diverse network of dynamic young women and local leaders
• Expand knowledge of the community and opportunities to serve in leadership positions
• Are energized, motivated and equipped to sharpen their skill set
• Gain confidence and skills to lead in current and future positions at their companies/organizations

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