Mission Statement

Women United harnesses the powerful strengths and diverse perspectives of women leaders in our community to build a brighter, equitable Lake County.

Women of Color: United in Leadership is a space for women of color who are growing in their leadership to explore their strengths together and build collective power both as professionals and community change agents.

Experiential Development for High Potential Women

Women of Color: United in Leadership, a project of Women United’s Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Initiative, is a year-long cohort-based program that provides professional development opportunities and contributes to social change by harnessing leadership skills and supporting early childhood learning. The key components of the program include strength seminars, leadership circles, executive coaching and community impact projects.

High-potential women of color of any age within the first 10-15 years of their professional experiences who live in or work near Lake County.

Your organization sponsors an employee’s first year of membership with Women United at the Leadership Level with a one-time gift of $1,000 or more.


  • Support high potential employees’ growth and development goals.
  • Showcase learning and skills development through a formal presentation to the sponsoring organization’s business resource group or manager/leadership team.
  • Option to initiate a corporate community service project that would help the organization meet social responsibility goals and raise the employee’s profile.
  • Receive recognition for supporting a community organization as an extension of its philanthropic strategy and DEI investment.


  • Engage with a respected local nonprofit, which supports early education for children in Lake County.
  • Join the cohort with other leaders and gain access to a diverse group of women from various organizations and industries.
  • Participate in strength-based leadership seminars to harness strengths and elevate professional abilities.
  • Take part in leadership circles designed for women of color to discuss the added challenges of navigating the workplace.
  • Participate in three hours of executive coaching with an assembly of professional women and coaches from various backgrounds, focusing on topics such as executive presence.
  • Become a change agent for early childhood education and a valuable community volunteer and contributor.

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Additional Info

To sponsor an employee or for more information, contact Jessica Ceisel at Jessica.Ceisel@uwlakeco.org.

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