Women’s Leadership Institute

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Empowering Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

Today’s marketplace is relentless, fast-paced and highly competitive. There is a never-ending challenge to recruit, retain, develop, and inspire productive employees. You need team members committed to growing professionally and personally while motivating and mentoring those around them. Your employees need to be self-aware of their abilities to positively impact your business—and willing to take on increasing levels of responsibility to benefit their individual career tracks and the overall organization.

Learn About Our Programs

Boot Camp

Women face unique challenges as career professionals. YWCA Boot Camp is designed to help overcome those common workplace challenges that can be faced while climbing the career ladder.

We teach concepts and strategies to capitalize on opportunities, increase confidence and enhance competence as a leader. Boot Camp is uniquely structured to help build relationships, learn and test new ideas, and strengthen leadership presence and capabilities.

Who Should Attend

Boot Camp is designed for women who have been identified as high potential or emerging leaders. We help teach the tools needed to influence others in the pursuit of success.


  • 6-month program, 1-2 full day per month
  • Investment: $3,400



Go beyond just coping and learn to thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment with an overlapping set of strategies designed specifically for women leaders.

Momentum transforms women into outstanding leaders who can contribute to their organization’s ongoing success. Momentum is a unique forum for women leaders to explore ideas and strategies with each other in a challenging and collaborative learning environment that supports their advancement to executive leadership.

Who should attend

Momentum is ideal for those in mid- to upper-management roles who aspire or are new to executive leadership. The program is for women who have extensive management experience and lead a department or functional area. Momentum drives women to sharpen their skills and traverse the corporate ladder.


  • 6-month program, one full day per month
  • Investment: $5,000



Hear From Participants

Tina Arundel

Patrice Walker

Latasha Spencer

Rochena Crosby

Boot Camp gave me the courage to stand up and be heard.
Amy Popp, Boot Camp Participant
The YWCA’s Quest program has given me the self-confidence I didn’t realize I had. It has allowed me to become the leader I was hoping to become.
Amanda Updegraff, Quest Participant
You may not believe it at the beginning, but you will testify to it at the end. Momentum does not change work habits, it transforms your approach to life.
Joyce Mihalik, Momentum Participant

A Proven Track Record of Success

The YWCA Women’s Leadership Institute offers a comprehensive leadership development training curriculum and corresponding programs designed to build, train, recognize and empower transformative leaders at all phases of their careers.

The Institute’s proven programs are based on industry best practices, research and the personal experiences of our instructors. Plus, each program is designed using proven learning techniques to increase the competencies of our participants. We have influenced more than 800 women from Fortune 500 companies, small- and mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Our programs can complement your existing in-house leadership development programs, or the Women’s Leadership Institute can serve as your external training arm. Learn more about what we have to offer below or join our e-mail list.