To elevate women’s careers to the highest levels in the workforce through training and mentoring.
With the goal of making a substantive and measurable increase in the number of local women in the C-suite and community leadership positions, ADVANCE is a LEAD San Diego program dedicated to elevating women through tailored coaching, mentorship and skill building.
In addition to helping women gain tools to help them meet their career goals, LEAD San Diego and the Chamber understand that having more female decision-makers in our region will help increase company profits, support diversity, and drive San Diego business.
ADVANCE participants connect with fellow female executives, building lifelong relationships with inspiring women who will change the face of the region’s business, government and nonprofit sectors.
How to Join
ADVANCE consists of one half-day session per month for seven months starting in May. Each of the seven sessions will include five hours of instruction. Curriculum topics include:
- Assessing Yourself to the Top
- Key Senior Leader Competencies
- Becoming a Powerful Leader
- Speaking Powerfully While Maintaining Relationships
- Time Management
- Promoting Yourself
- The Work/Family Balance
Forty women are accepted into ADVANCE. Applications are closed and will reopen in the spring of 2019.
If selected, you are permitted to miss one class. If you plan to miss more than one class we encourage you to apply next year.
Who Is This Program For?
If you’re a top-performing woman with the drive to advance your career to the highest levels, this program is for you. Participants will be selected based on leadership qualities, desire for self-improvement, track record of group collaboration, and passion for giving back to the community. To qualify, candidates need at least five years of professional experience, which may include entrepreneurship and military service.
- Chamber Member – $750
- Non-Member – $950
2018 Session Schedule
- May 10, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- June 14, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- July 12, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- August 9, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- September 13, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- October 11, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- November 8, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
To become a mentor or for general program questions, please contact Kim Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-544-1398.
For information on becoming a sponsor of Advance, please contact Carole Ravago at email@example.com.