Through Executive Coaching, 360 Reviews, Sponsorship and Peer-Mentoring Circles, we help women step into their authentic power and lead with the truth of who they are.
We help organizations retain their top talent by creating a strong network of connection and support for their female talent. Our programs reduce attrition and increase engagement.
Through career planning, sponsorship and mentoring, we prepare executive women for advancement into greater degrees of leadership. We help powerful women grow their careers in a way that prioritizes well-being and fulfillment.
Our research shows that connection is the base for all success, individual and collective. We cannot be fully actualized as leaders, let alone human beings, without authentic connection and meaningful relationships with others. As a result, our development programs include the following three critical components:
Our proven, structured Sponsorship programs aim to empower underrepresented groups, focusing particularly on advancing women’s leadership. Our Sponsorship programs create a formal relationship between a higher-level sponsor and protégé with defined expectations and timelines. These programs equip influential executives with the tools to actively advocate for those they sponsor, fostering growth and visibility. Unlike traditional mentoring, this Sponsorship carries a personal stake, making it a more impactful and inclusive diversity initiative.
Our sponsorship program is a proven, structured program. It creates a formal relationship between a higher-level sponsor and protégé with defined expectations and timeline.
Our highly-effective “Power of We” approach is fundamentally different from either self-organized or corporate-driven peer networks. Instead, it honors the needs of individual women, while linking those needs to their experiences with the organization, all within a formal structure and program.
Peer mentoring of this type empowers women participants to create a new leadership paradigm for themselves and envision their future, in an inspiring and meaningful way, with the organization.
We support many levels of connection across the organization to help our leaders maximize their impact and influence. Developing varying layers of relationships across functions, departments, roles and levels is essential to becoming more visible and effective as a leader. We leverage the neuroscience of connection to evolve past traditional networking into a realm where authentic relationships become a source for collaboration, problem-solving and real support.
We help organizations build Sponsorship programs where internal influencers are leveraged as key players in the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups.
Sponsors are executives with influence that use their organizational clout to advocate on behalf of their sponsees. They actively look for opportunities for their sponsees and make them visible when they are not in the room.
While this practice has been the norm for corporate men, women are more likely to get mentoring support (advice and job specific training) than they are a formal Sponsor.
Sponsors have their own facilitated Power Circle where they meet for mutual support and best practice training and advocate on behalf of their protégés.
Sponsors grow a personal stake in the success of the women they sponsor, which helps spread the effects of the program wider and deeper and also ensures men are involved. As Sponsors witness their sponsees grow, the feel not only pride but are rewarded with renewed engagement. These are the key elements that differentiate our approach from conventional peer learning or gender diversity initiatives.
For over 10 years, we are helping corporations train and retain top female leadership talent with a track record to prove it.
Intended for or Women, PoC and other underrepresented groups. Increasing women’s leadership increases collaboration, organizational effectiveness, and bottom line profits. It’s especially important for diverse gender representation in roles that shape and innovate our technology. Here is one of our most powerful programs, with many of the same components you will see in all of our offerings.
With our connection-based development model, we naturally develop leaders into feeling more confident, supported, clear about their talent, and ready for more—more engagement, leadership, responsibility and visibility. This approach is helpful for those organizations wanting to lift up underrepresented populations to diversify their leadership team. Participants appreciate the deep growth and attention, and the organization benefits from diversity at the top. Everybody wins.
A diverse and inclusive leadership profile is essential for organizations who want to build and maintain a competitive advantage. These programs ensure that your executive and rising leaders are comfortable and knowledgeable about ways to create a strong sense of belonging among their teams. Encouraging and practicing real conversations about race, gender, LBGTQ, and other issues that impact your organization is essential to a thriving and innovative culture.
With our connection-based development model, we naturally develop leaders into feeling more confident, supported, clear about their talent, and ready for more – more engagement, leadership, responsibility and visibility. This approach is helpful for those organizations wanting to lift up underrepresented populations to diversify their leadership team. Participants appreciate the deep growth and attention, and the organization benefits from diversity at the top. Everybody wins.
Emerging Women creates learning and development experiences for all humans, men and women. Through our brand Emerging Human, we offer 360 reviews, training for leaders as coaches, programs to increase cohesion and collaboration among intact teams, and we integrate our connection-based leadership approach into many experiences offered to executive teams and individuals at the VP level.
Visit our partner site, EmergingHuman.com for more.
We operate with global development teams which means our technical women are scattered around the world, in different time zones working on a variety of different products. In order to give them the support they need while promoting strong bonds and an informal network, we realized that we needed a program which allowed them to learn about themselves and their fellow women in tech, in order to support their career path and their journey through our organization.
The impact has been faster and broader than we could have hoped. Women encourage their circle members – and other women in their departments – to persist, speak up and go after promotions. Linking the participant training to training for sponsors whose main role is to actively “network up” on behalf of individual women has also fast–tracked results and is shifting attitudes across the board.
The Emerging Women Power Circles are game-changing development experiences. They have elevated mindsets for both participants and sponsors, which has created a powerful ripple across the organization. Since the program started, we have seen a dramatic increase in participants getting new positions, while sponsors have become advocates for women and have positively influenced other leaders to do the same.
When we look at measurable results, this is the most effective talent development program we have.
We surveyed 287 women over 1 ½ years at two Fortune 500 companies which participated in Emerging Women’s peer-mentoring Power Circle program. Both programs featured both Power Circles and Sponsorship.