Leadership Connections are professional peer group networks, quarterly networking luncheons and 12-month cohort programs for women of color currently leading or emerging in their leadership journey in the nonprofit sector. The professional peer leadership groups are tailored to the specific professional pathway of its members and are committed to improving the nonprofit sector’s ability to make an impact by investing in its leaders who will think critically, act courageously and work collaboratively.
ConnectThree facilitates five networks designed for women of color at various stages of their career in the nonprofit sector.
Designed for C-Level Executives leading large organizations who desire to grow their influence and impact.
Designed for Director level professionals who desire to grow their professional expertise and impact leading small to mid-size organizations or departments.
Designed for mid-management leaders that desire to advance to the executive level.
Designed to empower entry-level and emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector, with little to no prior leadership experience, to clarify their purpose, develop plans to pursue it, and obtain their first promotion.
Designed for college students who are interested in merging their passion for making a difference and their profession.
Leadership Connections Quarterly Luncheons
Leadership Connections Luncheons bring together all women participating in a Leadership Connections Peer Group as well as top women of color nonprofit leaders for a lunch hour of connection and conversation.
Connections Matter: Black Women Leading in Nonprofit
As a culmination to participating in a Leadership Connections Peer Group or serving and committing to a career in the nonprofit sector, Connections Matter is a 12-month cohort designed to support Black women nonprofit leaders and future leaders, designed to support Black women at the decision-making table of philanthropy ensuring that more philanthropic dollars and economic dollars reach the black community while also creating the table for Black women in Philanthropy.
"We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success."
- Arianna Huffington
When I first heard about the BWNPL cohort, I was excited about the opportunity to further my development as a leader professionally, in the presence of Black women. What I received was so much more. The cohort is a master class in self-discovery.
- Summer Rose Chaney, PsyD
Chief Clinical Officer
Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region
We learned to define who we are and walk every day as great women full of purpose, grace and wisdom. Leaving as a public speaker, author and upskilled professional allowed me to step into a new role just months after the end of the cohort. -
The BWNPL cohort was an opportunity I knew I needed, but that I entered with little expectation. Honestly, I never could have imagined this cohort in my wildest dreams.
The BWNPL cohort was and is way more than a one year professional development program. Errika is a true visionary, who created a safe space to cultivate community.
Chief of Staff