The release of the full Gender Equity and Women’s Leadership Research report is the lens through which Leading with Strength is delivered.  The six-session program is engineered as a catalyst for women to enhance their leadership knowledge through personal growth and an understanding of their specific strengths.  Participants learn how to move towards their individual strengths into significant positions of leadership by dissecting their strengths within the four pillars.

Apply here.

Once accepted into the program, you will receive a confirmation email with payment options and next steps. 

$1095 - Women's Network + Greater Akron Chamber Members
$1395 - Community Members

For acceptance into this series, attendance is required at all sessions.

SPRING 2020 Dates:
February 4: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  Opening Retreat
February 18: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
March 3: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
March 17: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
March 31: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
April 14: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

FALL 2020 Dates:
September 15: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Opening Retreat
September 29: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 13: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
October 27: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
November 10: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
November 24: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Hear what past participants have to say:

    Heather Welsh
    Vice President,
    Wealth Management, Sequoia Financial

    Through discovery & discussion of my strengths and those possessed by others, I was better prepared to step into a leadership role when presented with the opportunity to do so. The experience of learning from the women within my class from both in & outside of my industry was invaluable. I recommend anyone interested in pursuing leadership opportunities enroll."

    Shannon Whalen
    Software Developer
    President, Akron Women in Tech

    "In the fall of 2018, I participated in the WNCLI in order to gain valuable leadership skills. I was attracted to this program because it was not just offering broad leadership information, but personalized, actionable guidance on how to be the best leader I can be based on my unique strengths. Women’s Network delivered! Since graduating, I have changed jobs and am now making more money and have more freedom in my schedule than ever before."  

    Donna Neff
    Sales Consultant,
    Source 3 Media

    "So many great things began because I attended the WNCLI class. We had the privilege of meeting women leaders, established in their professions; strengthfinders brought practical tips for creating more healthy and productive work climates; and the class ushered me into the conference rooms and lives of professional women whom I would have never met outside of this experience.  look forward to the newly branded class."



    • Take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 test (included in course fee)
    • Understand what it means to lead with strength
    • Learn and apply Four Pillars of Leadership:
    Vision and Strategic Thinking
    Relationship Building
    Influence & Advocacy

    • Develop tools to leverage your unique strengths
    • Learn to be intentional
    • Gain context from other leaders
    • Formulate an ACTION plan (Career Mapping)


        • Meet female corporate and community leaders
        • Build community connections
        • Build a community of support & friendship
        • Build to meet YOUR expectation

        Unconscious Bias

        • Recognize and understand the dynamics in the workplace
        • Build confidence around self-advocacy  
        • Be proactive when impacted


        1. Apply to the program. 
        2. Your application will be reviewed. 
        3. If accepted, you will receive a confirmation email with payment options.
        4. Once payment is received, a link to the StrengthsFinder test will be sent.

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