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


Engage consists of three days 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 for the Engage 2022 cohort are now closed.

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 – $1,350
  • Non-Member – $1,500

Tuition assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Session Schedule

Classes will take place in full-day sessions from Thursday, June 16 – Saturday, June 18.


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

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