Women’s Leadership Program


Transforming Women’s Lives through Leadership & Philanthropy



Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.

The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is excited to introduce Inspire Atlanta, a comprehensive seven-month initiative that will provide a unique leadership opportunity to a diverse group of professional women who are looking to ignite their passion for creating positive change for women in Atlanta.

Inspire Atlanta will focus on three main areas – personal development, leadership development and philanthropic development. Participants will meet many of the dynamic corporate and civic leaders associated with AWF, connect with other women professionals, and explore the critical issues facing women and girls locally. They will also manage an individual fundraising campaign to support the mission of AWF.


Program Benefits

Benefits include, but not limited to:

  • Intimate sessions with corporate, civic, and community leaders.
  • Personal development & “finding your purpose” exploration exercise.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of grantee partners.
  • A poverty simulation experience.
  • Invitation to participate in “Grantee Days of Service.”
  • Customized fundraising training.
  • Campaign management skills.
  • Complimentary tickets to AWF events.
  • Publicity and recognition as an Inspire Atlanta finalist through AWF and media partner(s).
  • Post-graduation opportunities like mentoring, AWF committee service, and more.


Who Should Apply?

  • Women, suggested age range 25-49.
  • The applicant should:
    • Have support from their workplace.
    • Be on a leadership track or new to leadership.
    • Want to expand their professional and social networks.
    • Have a heart for community and for helping women and girls.
    • Be willing to take on a fundraising challenge.
  • The program will be geared towards professional women, however, you do not need to be employed to apply.


Application Information

Apply Now for the inaugural 2018 Inspire Atlanta. Deadline to apply is February 11.

The Program will kick-off on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, and will culminate in September 2018 with a special graduation event.

The application process is selective, with no more than 30 participants chosen to participate in the inaugural program. Click here to view the program information packet before you apply, nominate an applicant, or provide a reference.

You can apply yourself or nominate someone else for Inspire Atlanta.

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