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The Leadership Foundry

Applications for the 2021 Program

The Leadership Foundry program helps participants develop the core competencies needed to successfully serve on a corporate board. The six-month program includes an intensive board training session conducted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), as well as monthly training and opportunities to make meaningful connections and build trusted relationships though networking events.

For 2021, the NACD Director Essentials® training will be conducted as two half-day sessions, October 5-6, 2021.

Program participants should expect to dedicate an average of three to four hours per month for board member executive development and promotion/search plan activities.

We’re looking for candidates who are ambitious, intelligent and passionate about making a personal impact on corporate board diversity. There are a limited number of spaces available annually through a competitive application process.

The application deadline is June 30, 2021.

Accepted candidates will be notified in July 2021.

Application Fee: $100.00 (due with application)

Program Fee: $3,500.00 (due after selection into program)


Women in Technology and The Leadership Foundry prioritize the safety and health of our members, participants, volunteers, and speakers. By the start of the program in the Fall, we plan to return to in-person sessions, with virtual sessions and hybrid sessions offered as needed to avoid unnecessary health risks.

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