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Emerging Leaders Program

The Northwestern Women’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) was specially designed in partnership with Northwestern’s Office of Human Resources and ANUW to offer early career staff a strong platform on which to develop their talents and boost the trajectory of their careers. Northwestern Women’s ELP is a highly experiential program that gives participants the knowledge, skills, and supportive framework to take bold, decisive and courageous risks now and in the future.

The Northwestern Women’s ELP is for early career staff who are not only inspired but deeply committed, to grow their own and others’ leadership skills in their current roles as individual contributors and to position themselves for future leadership roles. It is for women who want to elevate themselves and others to ensure the fullest expression of their talents, paving the way for all women to flourish and thrive as leaders.

If you have questions or want to learn more about the program, please email us.

Apply to the Emerging Leaders Program

Apply to the Emerging Leaders Program

Applications are now closed for the 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Program cohort. 
Applications closed on June 24th. Candidates will be notified by the end of July.

Holly Raider

Northwestern Women’s Emerging Leaders Program Program Sponsor

Holly Raider is the Managing Director of Executive Education and a Clinical Professor of Management at the Kellogg School of Management where she is responsible for the strategic direction of faculty and curriculum and oversees strategic global learning partnerships with corporations, government, healthcare systems, and professional sports organizations.  An experienced academic leader, Holly served as Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Initiatives at Kellogg and co-led the reorganization and redevelopment of the Executive Education unit.  Holly has forged collaboration across Northwestern University to create inter-disciplinary curriculum and programming.  She serves on Northwestern’s Program Review Council and has more than 15 years of educational nonprofit board leadership experience.

Holly Raider

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Northwestern Women’s Emerging Leaders Program consists of several in-person workshops and fireside chats that build leadership knowledge and skills, along with activities, called Fieldwork, which participants drive outside of the workshop sessions.

  • Workshops: Traditional classroom full or half-day training. See the syllabus tab for details.
  • Fieldwork: Activities include attending networking events inside and outside of Northwestern to grow social capital, and activating an on-the-job stretch assignment defined during the program that advances a school/unit strategic priority.
  • Coaching: Throughout the program, attendees receive peer and professional coaching on their stretch assignment in addition to the expected support from their direct manager.

The program runs from August 2019 to December 2019, and the time commitment is approximately 1-2 days per month.