Cape Women's Leadership Initiative

This new leadership development program provides an opportunity for the Cape’s up-and-coming women leaders to gain core leadership skills for professional growth and advancement in a highly interactive and collaborative setting while building a Cape-wide network of peers and mentors. In addition to virtual and in-person participatory workshops led by professional coaches/facilitators, participants will learn key strategies for success from exceptional Cape women leaders at small group Leadership Luncheons and an in-person Leadership Development Capstone.


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We are thrilled to welcome Julie Brown back to lead one of our virtual sessions on 3/1! Julie was our 2021 Shape Your Cape Summit Keynote. For the Cape Women's Leadership Initiative, Julie will engage participants in a custom, interactive program designed to provide tools for up-and-coming women leaders to accelerate their careers and network for success.

Learning how to effectively network both inside and outside of your company or organization, as well as how to create a personal thought leadership brand for yourself, will give you the proximity to power that you need to accelerate your career!


Part 1: Four Virtual Workshops

Build your leadership toolkit by joining us virtually at lunch during the off-season!

Each virtual workshop will be led by expert professional coaches/facilitators. This "leadership boot camp" will focus on strategies for: building and leading highly effective teams, communicating with confidence, networking your way to increased influence and success, resolving conflict, and leading and sustaining success with optimism, resilience, and grit. The interactive sessions will include small group breakouts as well as full group activities.

2/15, 3/1, 3/15, and 4/19 | 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Part 2: Leadership Luncheons

Join in a small group "speed mentoring" lunch with exceptional Cape women leaders!

Each participant will receive an invitation to attend one small-group Leadership Luncheon at a Cape venue where you’ll be matched up with 6-8 Cape Women’s Leadership Initiative participants and 2 exceptional Cape women leaders who will share their experiences, guidance, and lessons learned in an interactive “speed-mentoring” session.

April-June 2022; various dates and locations to choose from

Part 3: Cape Women’s Leadership Initiative Capstone

Participate in an immersive leadership development learning experience!

An in-person program consisting of advanced leadership skill-building workshops to help guide up-and-coming women leaders on the Cape, along with panels featuring some of the Cape’s most noteworthy women leaders across all industries.

May 2022


Sponsors & Funders

The Cape Women's Leadership Initiative is sponsored by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod and funded, in part, by the Barnstable County License Plate Grant Program and a grant from the Mass Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC).