Women of Color Leadership Cohort is a 12-week cohort experience curated specifically by and for self-identifying women of color (WoC), with learning spaces designed to amplify the unique leadership abilities within women of color while building connections and continued growth. This cohort experience focuses heavily on heart work—an intentional focus on personal development of women of color mentally and emotionally—addressing participants’ holistic needs to step into authentic liberated leadership.
Participants will cultivate a national network of women of color leaders; develop skills in management, strategy, media, and funding practices; and practice centering their intersectional identities as leaders, managers, and organizers. The cohort will develop skills and practices that address the needs of WoC in management and leadership roles including addressing root causes and issues, strategic planning, organizing as a leader, communication, marketing, and fundraising. This program will also cultivate spaces for relationship-building, resource-sharing and health and wellness to help participants find sustainability and joy in the work. The experience will culminate in a transition to coaching, mentoring, and joining re:power’s alumni network.
Who is this cohort for?
- People identifying as both women and a person of color (Black, Indigenous, Latina, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and Multi-racial)
- Organizers and advocates
- Legislative, policy, and campaign leaders
- Managers and mid-level directors
Ideal applicants come from all walks of life, from various sectors and regions of mid level managers and directors. This cohort is for women of color who are passionate about and want to deepen their impact professionally and personally.
This is a dynamic cohort experience and if you are applying, you should prepare to be fully present and engaged throughout.
We will meet twice in person at the beginning and end of the cohort experience, and we will request proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the convening from all participants.
- To maximize connection and community-building during in-person gatherings, we will not be offering a hybrid virtual option.
In between those meetups, we will meet virtually once a week for eight sessions. For the virtual sessions, we ask that participants actively engage by using the chat function, coming off mute to share verbally, and participating in breakout group discussions. If you are able, we strongly encourage participants to turn on video during virtual sessions.
Month One: WoC Leadership Past
- Connecting & Leadership Foundations
- Exploring WOC Leadership Field Trips
- Root Cause Analysis
- Organizing & Leadership
- Organizing as a WoC
Month Two: WoC Leadership Present
- Management & Strategy
- Re:defining our Power
- Deconstructing white dominant practices and leadership styles
- Applying Emergent Strategy
- Brain Trust
Month Three: WoC Leadership Future
- Funding & Communication
- Visions of Liberation
- Root Cause Analysis Remixed
- Visualization Practice
- Our Vision for Impact