TAKE the LEAD
While women have made significant progress securing leadership positions, the pandemic has had a negative impact on women currently in the workforce. Women are now leaving the workforce at much higher rates than men, and women’s participation in the labor force has dropped to its lowest level in three decades. Women leadership programs provide a safe environment to explore building personal agency and self-clarity, aligning goals with intentions, balancing self-promotion with authenticity, building a strategic network, and creating greater work-life balance. These tools have never been more critical for women than during this time of shifting work environments, workloads, and opportunities.
Loyola University New Orleans has created a much needed space for women to develop, connect, and grow as leaders. WLA is laying the groundwork to extend its reach and impact to even more women across the region.
The mission of Women’s Leadership Academy is to train and develop leaders throughout the community by providing the opportunity to grow and network with thought leaders in the region, and develop tools and strategies to achieve their fullest potential personally and professionally.
Although Loyola University's Women's Leadership Academy curriculum is concentrated on addressing women and leadership, all genders and non-binary individuals are eligible to apply.
Benefits of the program include:
- Selection into a cohort of 45 women who are recognized as leaders within their organizations with high potential to grow into advanced leadership positions.
- Obtainment of a Loyola University New Orleans Certificate of Completion and 6.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
- Access to an active, ever-growing alumnae network with year-round opportunities for social and professional engagement.
- Participation in eleven (11) on-campus, full day sessions designed to leverage personal strengths, examine emotional intelligence, and build critical leadership skills through presentations, panels, assessments, and small group work.
- Experiential learning and concept reinforcement through individual assessments, peer mentoring circles, small accountability growth groups, and powerhouse keynote speakers.