August 28, 2017

Applications for 2018 United Way 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program available on September 1

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the 2018 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program.

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, and 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, 315 local women have participated in the leadership program. The 10th annual program will begin in January 2018 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

2018 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 on Thursday, November 16 or Saturday, November 18.
•Applicants will be notified in writing, informing them whether or not they have been selected to participate in the 2018 program.
• Selected participants commit to a $500 tuition cost. A limited amount of partial scholarships are available upon request.

2018 Session Dates:
Thursday, January 4
Thursday, February 1
Thursday, March 1
Thursday, April 5
Thursday, May 3
Thursday, June 7

If you have any questions, please contact
Tiffany McShane, United Way Community Engagement Director

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 program. 


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