Critical to the success of the Broad College of Business in developing global transformational leaders is the advancement of women leaders. Thanks to a game-changing gift from a senior-level alumna, the Broad College has launched the Dashney Women’s Leadership Accelerator to provide select undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities and coaching, preparing these DWLA Scholars to begin their professional lives with the ability and confidence to make an immediate impact. The DWLA Scholars opportunity is open to students of all genders.
The Accelerator’s long-term goal is to increase the number of Broad College alumnae in senior leadership and C-suite positions. In the short term, our focus is on equipping DWLA Scholars with the tools to navigate the transition from college to the business world prepared and eager to pursue leadership positions.
The Dashney Women’s Leadership Accelerator will propel its scholars on their leadership journey by building professional development skills combined with subject matter knowledge for success in career progression. Scholars will hone their skills through experiential individual and group opportunities.
If selected as a DWLA Scholar, you will benefit from one-on-one mentorship from the Accelerator’s director. Together, you will assess your leadership values, interests, abilities and areas for development, leading to a personal leadership development plan.
Programs led by the scholars, the director and/or guests will be offered in the areas of professional communication, effective negotiation, mentor and sponsor cultivation, balancing competing demands and capitalizing on challenges and setbacks.
The DWLA will serve as a trusted resource for new graduates as they transition into the professional world. These new graduates will then act as mentors for current DWLA Scholars. As the number of DWLA graduates increases, continued programming based on their interests will be suggested.
As a DWLA Scholar, you will be expected to participate in the Accelerator’s programming. Unlike student organizations, DWLA does not hold weekly meetings, but rather periodic workshops, speakers, etc.
As a DWLA Scholar, you will share your learning and experiences with others in the Broad College. In this way the impact of the Accelerator will be expanded. You will also participate in the recruitment and selection of future DWLA Scholars.
Applications will be open once each semester to undergraduate students of all genders who meet the following requirements: