50 Women Can Change The World Program

in the Nonprofit and Social Profit Sectors in Arizona, including Community, Government, and Social Impact Leaders

About The Program

The 50 Women Change The World Leadership Program is developed and managed by Take The Lead Arizona and launched the first cohort in 2016!

Applications are still being accepted and there are only 9 seats left for this year’s cohort!

Take The Lead is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. The 50 Women Change The World Leadership Program is based on Take The Lead’s core curriculum, the “9 Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career” training program that teaches women how to lead themselves/their careers and organization/systems changes in a holistic way. This program is designed to specifically meet the unique opportunities – and challenges – women experience in the nonprofit and social sectors. It propels leadership growth for women leaders, managers, and executives during important career milestones and transitions.


What can this program do for you? Nothing short of a breakthrough.

If you are a woman looking to power up your nonprofit career, this program will:

  • Give you a new definition of power that will energize you, increasing your joy and the value you bring to your nonprofit organization
  • Equip you with 9 Leadership Power Tools and a system for applying them to your goals
  • Teach you how to embrace your power with intention, confidence, and authenticity
  • Provide effective strategies for networking with purpose and negotiating with confidence
  • Help you understand the game – what’s keeping women from parity in leadership roles and how you can overcome those barriers to accelerate your own career
  • Develop a powerful Strategic Leadership Action Plan that will take you where YOU want to go
  • Develop a structure to plan a Collaborative Action Plan with ideal partners in your community

Watch this video in order to learn more about the program:

Gloria Feldt


Learn from best-selling author Gloria Feldt, co-founder of Take the Lead and national expert on leadership and certified Take the Lead Leadership Trainers.


Felicia Davis



“Women in the nonprofit sector are inherently changing the world in a meaningful way by the very nature of the work that they do. But they are often at a disadvantage because they lack the tools and resources to help them move into leadership. This program gives them both.” 

-Felicia Davis, 50 Women Can Change the World Lead Trainer



Who is the Ideal Candidate?

  • You are a mid-to-senior level professional with demonstrated high potential for a leadership role or you have recently taken on increased leadership responsibilities or scope
  • You are committed to a career in the nonprofit sector
  • You have a minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience, you have demonstrated accomplishments within your organization, and/or you are creating a new organization or initiative
  • You demonstrate a track record of continuous improvement; self-awareness, openness to feedback, and a shared commitment to helping others succeed while making a positive impact on society

What you will gain:

  • A leadership vision to articulate your leadership goals and plans within your organization, field, and/or community
  • A customized and actionable Strategic Individual Action Plan to make progress on your development needs
  • Support and coaching to build an Collaborative Action Plan in partnership with your network and community
  • 5 intensive, in-person training days and regular online learning opportunities with Take The Lead to propel you forward
  • Access to key leaders in the nonprofit field and those who support the nonprofit sector
  • A group of executive coaches who works the group to support you in crafting your vision and plans, making progress on your development, and incorporating new concepts
  • Exposure to fellow leaders in your field, adding to your long-term professional network with a diverse community of peers and accomplished leaders
  • Access to advanced, research-based leadership training on topics that resonate with women leaders today and solve real problems women encounter, catapulting their careers


Pre-Work: August, 2017

Two-Day In-Person Intensive Kick-Off Session: 

Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29th – 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Kick-off Reception: Thursday, September 28th  5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

SRP PERA CLUB, Desert View Conference Room, 1 E Continental Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Program Day One:

Monday, October 30th  – 9:00 AM -5:00 PM

SRP PERA CLUB, Desert View Conference Room, 1 E Continental Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Program Day Two:

Friday, November 17th – 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

SRP PERA CLUB, Desert View Conference Room, 1 E Continental Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Final Day, Presentations and Graduation:

Monday, December 4th – 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Graduation & Reception -3:00 PM-6:00 PM

SRP PERA CLUB, Desert View Conference Room, 1 E Continental Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must currently be in the nonprofit sector and have an interest in advancing into positions with greater leadership responsibility during their career. Applicants must be on a management track, currently in, or expecting to assume director-level roles within 5 -10 years;
  • Applicants must complete all required pre-program work, attend the entire program, and be willing to commit to the 5-month initiative and continue the work on their own after the program commences in December 2017.
  • Applicants must have the full support of their organization to participate, commit to implementing lessons learned at their organizations, and share their learning back with us so that we can track our collective progress;
  • Applicants contribute a $350 participation fee, which can be paid by either the participant or the participant’s employer or a combination of both. Participation fee will be due no later than Friday, September 22, 2017.  

How to Apply

Please be prepared to upload the following documents as part of your application below: 

  • A copy of your resumé/CV
  • Letter of recommendation from a direct supervisor or Member of the Board of Directors. A second letter of recommendation may also be included.
  • A copy of the Commitment Statement signed by you and your supervisor or Board Chair.
  • A high resolution .jpg file of your preferred head shot

Application: Please submit your 50 Women Can Change the World Application below.  Applications are still being accepted and there are only 9 seats left for this year’s cohort!

Questions? Contact Kristin Romaine at kristinromaine@taketheleadwomen.com.


50 Women Can Change the World Leadership Program is presented with generous support from the following sponsors:

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2017 Applications are still being accepted!


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