Priority application deadline nears for AWEE’s SheLEADS program

Priority deadline to apply for Arizona Women’s Education & Employment’s second SheLEADS professional development and networking program for women invested in career success, community and each other is Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Because class size is limited, the priority application deadline was established for early application consideration. Final application deadline is Sept. 30. The six-month program begins Jan. 14, 2017 and will continue on the second Saturday of each month.

SheLEADS participants will attend workshops and networking events with a diverse base of experienced executive advisors from a range of economic and industry sectors who will collaborate, train, advise and mentor to provide a platform for women to reach their professional goals.

Among the skills class members will learn are fundraising techniques and strategies, which will be applied to personal fundraising goals to benefit AWEE. Minimum goal is $1,000.  Class members will be asked for a $100 investment toward that goal.

Applications can be completed online at

The first SheLEADS class of nearly 30 women completed the inaugural program in June.

“I want to thank AWEE for creating this platform for ideas and inspiration, the advisors for giving me the confidence to find my passion and to the women I’ve bonded with on our path to whatever-that-may-be,” said participant Franchesca Gonzales.

“I don’t know where the path will take me, but I’m already inspired by the journey.  For the first time, I’m excited not knowing the next phase in my life, but I do know I will be doing something that reignites and fulfills my passion.”

Carrie Peters, who also participated in the inaugural class, described SheLEADS as truly “life changing.  It has opened me up to people, ideas and opportunities that I never thought possible and has been invaluable in the impact I want to have in my job and the world around me.”

“The intent of SheLEADS is to help strengthen participants’ career preparations and direction and shape their success in our 21st century global economy through a network of women with shared values of career and community impact.” said AWEE President and CEO Marie Sullivan

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