FOCUS Women In Leadership
Frequently Asked Questions
If employed, we encourage you to check with your employer to see if they will cover the $2,000 tuition, either in part or full, as an investment in your professional development. Partial scholarship assistance is also available for those with demonstrated financial need; the average award is 35-50% of the tuition cost. Information on applying will be provided to those selected for the class.
Each cohort of Women In Leadership is unique but relies on time-tested leadership principles, including inquiry, experiential learning, self-discovery, group interaction and collaboration, civic engagement and learning in community.
You’ll join a cohort of women to learn together to clarify your values and goals, lead with authenticity, and integrate your lives at work, at home and in the community, while drawing support from a network of people dedicated to creating positive change in the region. You will also explore what makes our community “tick” – politically, economically and socially – and how your leadership can make a difference.
Upon graduation, you’ll become part of an extensive network of FOCUS program alumni across the St. Louis region (and around the country). FOCUS alumni events are held throughout the year, including alumni dinners, networking opportunities, educational programs and volunteer opportunities. You can also stay engaged by becoming a member of FOCUS St. Louis.
Yes! If you know someone who could benefit from the Women In Leadership experience, you’re welcome to submit a nomination. All prospective participants must still complete an application by the session deadline.
“Women in Leadership is a truly valuable experience for any woman seeking to grow personally and professionally in leadership. WIL provides introspection, evaluation, and commitment to oneself; in turn, women are fulfilled in ways they could not have predicted.”
Dr. Candice Carter-Oliver
CEO, Confluence Academies
Women In Leadership Spring 2021