Women in Leadership Foundation

Women in Leadership Foundation

May 05, 2011 07:30 ET

Women in Leadership Mentorship Program Developing Our Future Leaders

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - The Women In Leadership Foundation is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Vancouver Mentorship program, presented by TD Bank Financial Group. Applications are now being accepted for mentors and mentees in the Greater Vancouver area program.

Having a female director boosts corporate financial performance. Companies in the quartile with the most women directors posted +50% return on equity, +42% higher return on sales and + 66% return on investment.

- Catalyst Research 2010

The need for more female leadership is clear. Programs like the Women in Leadership Mentorship program are working to create that change. http://www.womeninleadership.ca

The Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) is a national, non-profit organization founded in 2001, with charity status that provides inspiration, coaching and training for women. Our vision is to increase women's participation in management and leadership positions in Canada.

WIL's unique and innovative 6 month mentorship program develops leadership potential and builds specific skills through one-to-one mentorship, workshops, and sharing circles. In 2011, 180 women in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal will participate in this program that develops one-on-one deep, personal relationships that lead to fresh thinking and empowerment.

The mentorship program has made a real difference in the lives of its participants, mentors and mentees alike. Nurturing the leadership skills of both of young women and our existing female role models is seeing real life results.

Over 30% of participants are new Canadians and Aboriginals, gaining valuable leadership skills to be applied in their communities. Women from all industries and in any stage of their career participate and benefit from involvement in the program.

The GreaterVancouver program, in its fourth year, is currently accepting applications from both mentors and mentees. Applications are due May 9th for program starting in June 2011.

What does the Women in Leadership Mentorship program offer?

The program allows both mentees and mentors to experience personal and professional growth through:

  • Professional leadership workshops for mentors (2)
  • Skill building workshops for mentees (2)
  • Guest speaker facilitated roundtables (5)
  • Networking activities
  • Traditional one-on-one mentorship

Applications are due May 9th for the next program starting in June 2011 for the Greater Vancouver area. http://www.womeninleadership.ca

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