Eliminating inequities in marginalized communities.

Women's Alliance: Executive Leadership Program

Break barriers facing women and multicultural leaders in the nonprofit sector.

Personalized professional development for female leaders

  •  Are you passionate about and driven to achieve community impact?
  • Do you desire a work environment where your work goals and life goals align?
  • Do you wish to advance in your career and gain a female support network to make it happen?

Race and gender equity is essential for every woman to reach her full potential. Women’s Alliance aims to improve competencies and expand the capacity of executive women in the nonprofit sector. Participants receive the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate upon completion.


Walk away with knowledge and skills to advance your career in a way that aligns with your priorities and values.

Participants learn leadership approaches, governance strategies, system thinking, collaboration methods and evaluation practices from nationally recognized subject matter experts.


Get an action plan with personal and organizational goals based on your unique background and career trajectory.

Each woman in the program receives meaningful and applicable professional development, as well as a female support network, peer learning, networking opportunities and executive mentoring.


Feel empowered and ready to advance your career goals and take on your next role with confidence.

Participants gets individualized coaching during and after the program to support on implementing development plans, preparing for placement interviews, and identifying strategies for successfully reaching goals.

Program Details

The Women’s Alliance program weaves real-life nonprofit leadership case studies, panel discussions, hands-on experiential learning, and mentoring throughout the course.

Each module includes a gender-based lens on key principles such as systems thinking, cultural competency, positioning and branding, purpose-driven leadership, financial acumen and partnership building. In addition, the role of women in the history and growth of the nonprofit sector will be discussed.

Our goal is to provide you with highly relevant, quality instruction on topics you will face as a female leader in the nonprofit sector.

Registrants will receive a syllabus and additional details prior to the start of classes.


In the U.S., women represent 47% of the workforce and in 40% of families, women are the primary or sole breadwinner. (1)
For full-time workers, women earn on average 79% for every dollar a man earns. (2)
In the nonprofit sector, women make up 75% of the workforce, yet they hold approximately 20% of top leadership positions across the sector. (3)
The percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years. (4)

Class Dates & Location

In-person classes will take place at The University of Texas at Dallas and The University of North Texas at Dallas campuses from 9am - 4 pm on the following days:

  • March 7, 2019, 4-6pm

    Welcome reception with coaches at University of Texas at Dallas

  • March 8, 2019, 9am-4:30pm

    Class at University of Texas at Dallas

  • April 12 2019, 9am-4:30pm

    Class at University of North Texas-Dallas

  • May 3, 2019, 9am-4:30pm

    Class at University of North Texas-Dallas

  • June 14 2019, 9am-4:30pm

    Class at University of Texas at Dallas


Program fee is $1,750 $750
Apply by February 22, 2019

  • Thanks to the support of our generous donors and partners, we received scholarship funds to be able to offer this program for a fee of only $750 (originally $1,750)! Available to the first 15 women who apply.
  • Talent placement services are available to graduates for an additional cost.
  • Participants may be eligible to apply for a limited number of merit-based scholarships, which cover partial cost of tuition. You must register and submit the application fee to be considered. After registering, please contact Adrienne Christian for more information.
  • Registrants will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire with their registration.
  • This is a non-degree course that leads to the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate.
  • Women’s Alliance is designed for female leaders with 0-5 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, especially those seeking executive roles or transitioning into from the corporate sector. Women of all levels and experience are welcome to apply.

Past Honorees

Women are honored at the Women's Alliance Forum in May
(Previously Women Leading Greater Good Forum).




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