Women’s Empowerment and Leadership

 

WeLEAD

 
 
 

The Women's Empowerment and Leadership (WeLEAD) program was started in 2014 as a means to help immigrant and refugee women navigate post-secondary education and prepare them for the workforce. It is the sister program to Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL), whose program focus is on academic support and leadership training for 6th-12th grade girls.

Originally just for former GGAL participants entering college, WeLEAD is now open to all immigrant and refugee women who are actively pursuing higher education.

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Activites

Leadership & Life Skills Training

WISE provides continuous leadership development opportunities in order to help young immigrant women live in a safe environment free from violence. 

WISE hosts workshops with professionals from various disciplines to speak with our program participants to build their networks and skills. Activities include:

  • Time management workshops

  • Homeownership workshops

  • Financial literacy skills development

  • Self-esteem development

Academic Support

Education is one of our key components to building self-confidence and increasing economic opportunities. Our support includes:

  • Access to GED resources and help

  • College homework assistance

  • Financial aid guidance

 

Job Skills Support

A core component of this program is to position immigrant women to achieve economic success, fully participate in the state's economy, and to have access to diverse high-paying work opportunities.  Our support includes:

  • Internship match

  • Job shadowing support

  • Referral services to connect immigrant women to a variety of resources

  • Opportunities to inspire and connect young women to members of the community

  • Resume building and writing

  • Job interview practice

How to get Involved & Cost

Cost: FREE

Those interested in participating in WeLEAD many contact See Lee, WeLEAD Program Coordinator at slee@womenofwise.org.

 
WeLEAD participant having a mock interview at Dress for Success

WeLEAD participant having a mock interview at Dress for Success

WeLEAD participants at Self-Care Night

WeLEAD participants at Self-Care Night

WISE Intern facilitates a Career Exploration workshop with WeLEAD

WISE Intern facilitates a Career Exploration workshop with WeLEAD


 

Contact

See Lee

WeLEAD Program Coordinator
slee@womenofwise.org