LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber



To train the next wave of female leaders for service on nonprofit and government boards and commissions.


With the goal of ensuring diverse and gender-balanced leadership at the helm of our region’s companies and organizations, Engage provides board-readiness training to women, subsequently helping address the current gender gap on corporate, nonprofit, and government boards and commissions across the San Diego region.

In partnership with All Our Talent: Women on Boards & Commissions, launched last year through the San Diego Regional Chamber Foundation, Engage participants will undergo comprehensive training from our region’s top experts and leaders.


Engage consists of eight half-day sessions beginning in May. Each of the sessions will include 3 hours of expert instruction. Curriculum topics include:

  • How to Navigate Culture & Male Dominance
  • Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Orientation & Education
  • Government Board Service
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Executive Evaluation & Compensation

Applications Now Closed

Applications for the inaugural Engage cohort are now closed. If you have questions, please contact LEAD@sdchamber.org. To be added to the 2022 interest list, please click below.

2022 Interest List

Who Is This Program For?

Engage candidates are aspiring women leaders with a passion for growing their presence in the community.

Meet the Inaugural Class

Program Cost

  • Chamber member – $1125
  • Non-Member – $1250

Tuition assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Session Schedule

Classes will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following days:

  • May 25
  • May 27
  • June 1
  • June 3
  • June 8
  • June 10
  • June 15
  • June 17


For general program questions, please contact LEAD@sdchamber.org.

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