Women's Leadership

Initiatives to develop and advance women and their contributions to their organizations

We need more than a 1% move

Over the past 25+ years, women’s initiatives and groups have formed in order to develop and support women to advance and contribute to their organizations.  Yet, 25 years of women talking to women about women’s issues, needs and concerns has resulted in the percentage of women in senior leadership positions moving less than 1%.  

Optimize the contribution

...flagship program Women Leading Change, founded and created by Rayona Sharpnack...

The Institute for Women’s Leadership and its flagship program Women Leading Change, founded and created by Rayona Sharpnack, brings an innovative approach to women’s leadership by focusing on Gender Partnership in addition to growing and developing women.  Our work with women seeks to optimize the full contribution of men and women rather than only advancing women’s leadership.  Women are the key to unlocking the financial, market, productivity and talent potential that Gender Partnership brings, allowing the men, women and organization to reap considerable benefits.

Contextual Leadership Intensive

currently open for enrollment or in-house
Currently Available for in-house only

A powerful process used to guide leaders through an experience that enables them to achieve breakthrough results.

Women Leading Change

currently open for enrollment or in-house
Currently Available for in-house only

A Women’s Leadership Development program that delivers a permanent shift in how you see yourself and your future.

Fishbowl Experience

currently open for enrollment or in-house
Currently Available for in-house only

Powerful exercise for male and female senior leaders to deeply shift perceptions and increase appreciation for each other as allies.