Leadership Programs

Coro Women In Leadership

The Coro™ Women In Leadership (WIL) program is a three-month, part-time training program that provides women the opportunity to refine their personal, professional and civic leadership competencies, learn about the St. Louis community, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds.

The Coro WIL program is offered twice a year, each spring and fall. The spring cohort is open to women in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The fall program is open to women from all industries.

Who Should Apply

Coro Women In Leadership is open to women of all ages with a desire to strengthen their leadership skills and effectiveness. Ideal candidates include mid-level managers,  entrepreneurs and community leaders. 

Like all FOCUS leadership programs, Coro Women In Leadership welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and sectors.

What to Expect

The Coro Women In Leadership program consists of five seminars, held on Saturdays, and four Field Days held on Thursdays. Seminars and Field Days are held all over St. Louis, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the region, observe different styles of leadership and talk with business, community and civic leaders.

The curriculum is based on the following principles:

  • Emphasis on inquiry and experiential learning
  • Using the community as a classroom
  • Providing opportunities for participants to assess leadership competencies and develop strategies for improvement
  • Valuing the critical role of diversity and inclusion in leadership training

Along the way, you have the opportunity to hone your facilitation, negotiation and communication skills, explore issues and challenges facing our region, tap into resources to make you a more effective leader and get to know others who are passionate about making a difference.

Upon graduation, you’ll also become part of the network of more than 8,500 FOCUS program alumni.

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How To Apply

Applications are closed for our spring 2019 class. Stay tuned for the class announcement!

Sign up to be notified when applications open for our fall 2019 cohort.

You can also nominate an employee or colleague for the program.


Tuition for Coro Women In Leadership is $2,000 and includes lunch and parking for some of the program days, as well as a complimentary FOCUS St. Louis membership during your time in the program.

Tuition is often covered in part or full by the participant’s employer. Partial scholarship assistance is available to those with demonstrated financial need.

For Spring 2019, through generous donations from Emerson and Epsilon, we will award eight (8) full-tuition scholarships: four are open to all applicants, and four are designated for participants who reside in North St. Louis County. Scholarships are dependent on acceptance into the program. For additional information, please contact Stefania Hoffman.


For More Information

Stefania Hoffman
Recruiting Manager
Tel: (314) 657-4024
Email Stefania

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