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The Women’s Alliance: Executive Leadership Pilot Program is completed!

What happens when you take fourteen women working in non-profit organizations who are eager to learn and mix them with a variety of outstanding professional women leaders?  Success!

Our 2019 participants and program organizers on graduation day. Seated from L to R: Sara Keys, Sara Atkins, Rosalind Rayford, Earrecker Deer, Angela Johnson.  Standing from L to R: Holly Rio, Tabitha Levi, Vornadette Simpson, Sherrye Willis, Rochelle Ross, Nancy Mendez, Dieula Previlon, and Diane McNulty

The Women’s Alliance Executive Leadership Pilot Program was a fantastic success thanks to the amazing women in various leadership roles who generously shared their time and wealth of experience. Alliance partnered with the University of North Texas at Dallas and the Jindal School of Management at University of Texas Dallas to offer personalized professional development for women and multicultural leaders. This in-depth, four-month program provided a gender-based lens on key leadership principles.  The program was designed to prepare, position, and propel women into executive-level positions at nonprofit organizations. 

UNT Dallas’s mission to serve the underrepresented and be a pathway to socioeconomic mobility for surrounding communities includes advancing women who hold or aspire to leadership roles.  Dr. Monica Williams said, “We believe the Women’s Alliance Executive Leadership Program serves our mission, and we are proud to partner with them to prepare future women leaders for what lies ahead in their professional and personal lives.”

Dr. Diane McNulty from UT Dallas Jindal School of Management is a strong believer in the nonprofit work that is done in Dallas and has a passion for women in leadership. Diane worked closely with Sherrye to make this program a success, bringing her experience from a program that ran for 5 years at the Jindal School of Management called:  Positioning Women for Corporate Boards.

Many of the participants expressed their appreciation for the program and how it has helped them already.  One participant took what she learned and negotiated for an annual salary increase of $24,000!  Several participants benefitted from the dynamic role models that added extra value to the program.  Another participant said, “I will walk a little taller.”  And yet another said, “You have no idea how this program has changed my life!”

Alliance is deeply grateful for to the State Fair of Texas for providing financial scholarships to four women working in South Dallas/Fair Park.

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State Fair of Texas Scholarship Recipients

State Fair of Texas Scholarship Recipients
L to R: Sara Keys; Rosalind Rayford; Froswá Booker Drew, State Fair of Texas Stephanie Howard, Jasmine Anderson and Sherrye Willis, Alliance for Greater Works

Speakers and Panelists

Speakers and Panelists
L to R: Shari Hicks, Amegy Bank; Sherrye Willis, Alliance for Greater Works, Monica Williams, UNT Dallas, and Effie Dennison, Texas Capital Bank

This pilot program will be carried forward to a bigger program with an even more robust curriculum.  The kickoff for the new program will be September 2020.  Can you think of anyone who would benefit from an empowering, hands-on program like this?  Watch for registration information by the end of the year or email padams@alliancetx.org today to be added to our mailing list.

Earrecker Deer accepts her certificate of completion with Angela Johnson, Diane McNulty, and Sherrye Willis.
Earrecker Deer accepts her certificate of completion with Angela Johnson, Diane McNulty, and Sherrye Willis.
Rosalind Rayford has just received her book bag of program materials and looks ready for the challenge.
Rosalind Rayford has just received her book bag of program materials and looks ready for the challenge.

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