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LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber

Advance


Mission

To elevate women’s careers to the highest levels in the workforce through training and mentoring.


Advance

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.

Advance participants connect with fellow executives, building lifelong relationships with inspiring women who will change the face of the region’s business, government and nonprofit sectors.


Curriculum

Advance consists of 6 half-day monthly sessions starting in June. Curriculum topics include:

  • Personal Strengths Finder
  • Leading Teams Through Change
  • Key Senior Leader Competencies
  • Crucial Conversations & Negotiation
  • Speaking Powerfully While Maintaining Relationships
  • Promoting Yourself
  • Finding Mentors & Sponsors
  • The Work/Life Balance

 


Applications Are Open!

We are currently accepting applications for the Advance Class of 2024. Completed applications are due Friday, April 5. You may apply through the button below. If you have any questions, please email LEAD@SDChamber.org

APPLY HERE


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. Advance is inclusive of those who identify as transgender or nonbinary.

2023 CLASS


2024 Program Cost

  • Chamber Member – $2,745
  • Non-Member – $3,050

Tuition assistance may be available for those who qualify

 


2024 Session Schedule*

  • Interviews – May 9 & 10
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13 (Graduation Day)
  • *all dates subject to change

Questions?

To become a mentor, for general program questions, or for information on becoming a sponsor of Advance, please contact LEAD@sdchamber.org.


Thank You Sponsors

 

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the University of San Diego Knauss School of Business for the Advance Class of 2024. USD will host us at their beautiful location and will provide our class with full access to their state-of-the-art resources and educators on resume creation, interview skill building, and negotiation training.


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