Connections: Women Leaders of the Upstate is a development program designed for
women with proven leadership abilities. Since 1997, we have sponsored
this premier program to help women connect,
take control of their careers, become stronger leaders and make significant
contributions to their communities. Governed by an advisory board and selected from nominations, the class size
is limited—creating a powerful network for participants.
Our program includes four seminars led by women who have achieved prominence in business and the community. We also hold an orientation and graduation ceremony. Tuition includes professional development seminars, a 360 assessment, one-on-one coaching, materials and meals.
Our sessions for the 2014 series, "Leader. She's Who I Am," include:
- Orientation: Jan. 14, 5:45-9 p.m.
"The Voice of a Leader": Beverly Odum, Big "O" Dodge
- Seminar 1: April 15, Noon-2 p.m.
"A Leader's Sense of Self": Deb Sofield, Executive Speech Coaching Co.
- Seminar 2: March 4, Noon-2 p.m.
"The Mind of a Leader": Nika White, Greenville Chamber of Commerce
- Seminar 3: March 18, Noon-2 p.m.
"The Soul of a Leader": Marsha Wallace, Dining for Women
- Seminar 4: April 1, Noon-2 p.m.
"A Leader Embodied": Jo Hackl, Wyche
- Graduation: April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Key Note Speaker: The Honorable Rochelle Contis, SC Family Court
Dates for our 2015 program will be posted soon.
how to apply
Would you like to be a part of the 2015 class of Connections, or know someone you think would benefit from the program? To apply, please complete our nomination form. Once you complete the nomination form, you or your nominee will receive an application form in September. Following the deadline for applications, the selection committee will meet to review applications and make selections for this prestigious program.
Our program offers scholarships based on the availability of funds, financial need and demonstrated leadership ability. Participants may receive a maximum award of $200. Scholarship applications are reviewed and approved by the Connections Board. Apply for a scholarship.
If we haven't answered all of your questions, contact us.