A Leadership Experience for Black Women exceeded my expectations and I feel motivated - and equipped - to bring the next level of leadership to my work. As a result of this program, I am excited to use my newfound skills and grow my career at CSL.
I intend to continue to seek opportunities to gain efficiency, to learn more about our business and our customers so I can demonstrate value above and beyond my objectives, to develop the skills CSL will need for future enterprise growth and strive to “level up” my capabilities, and to leverage my internal network to develop as a corporate citizen. I am very grateful to have been identified for this program and that my company made the investment in my professional development.
Senior Director, Global Commercial Development
A Leadership Experience for Black Women came at the right time for me because I was thinking about what I wanted to do next in my career, but was not doing a good job of holding myself accountable. The program elevated my confidence by giving me tools to recognize and own my power, ask for what I want, and identify ways to collaborate better with others.
Also, having an executive coach was amazing! My coach was supportive, enthusiastic, and challenged me to be accountable for my career development through focused and honest dialogue about my strengths and areas of improvement. Finally, having the monthly skills sessions - followed by the smaller cohort calls - forced me to think about self-development. Now I have a plan and have shared my hopes for career advancement with my manager!
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
I have participated in a number of leadership development programs throughout my career, and The Leader's Edge was by far the most impactful! it provided the opportunity - for the first time in my 20+ year career - to be developed by people who looked like me and with whom I had shared lived experiences. The executive coaching transformed my leadership journey by providing a place to grow and develop. I strongly believe that black females should also experience the comfort, joy and ease of working with the cadre of superbly qualified and highly talented black coaches at The Leader's Edge.
SAMANTHA WILSON JONES
Chief of Staff
A Leadership Experience for Black Women has cultivated a safe space that integrates the unique journey of Black women with edifying leadership principles and strategies.
A program that does not seek to negate nor diminish, but to validate and build upon the core of who we are as professional Black women. Our experience is distinctive; having executive coaches and cohorts of women who share this reality is revitalizing.
I am leaving this program firmly rooted, with sharpened tools of awareness and strategic thinking, emboldened by the knowledge of what can be!
DAWN GUILLORY BROWN
Head of Legal / Corporate Secretary Aflac Global Ventures
The most impactful part of A Leadership Experience for Black Women program for me was learning the importance of being bold about discussing my achievements through storytelling.
I was also able to build my external network and hear different perspectives around leadership, which was an invaluable opportunity.
Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Northwest Region