2016 Cohort Completes Women & Leadership Program

Congratulations to the 14 women of our third Women & Leadership cohort who finished their final program residency in October. The group presented their work to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and were awarded their certificates of completion.

Women & Leadership is a 10-month hybrid program, designed for busy professional women who are ready to take their leadership to the next level of effectiveness, fulfillment, and impact. The 2016 cohort began their journey in January, completing three intensive residency sessions, two five-month online courses, and individual leadership projects designed to integrate and demonstrate their development as leaders. They’ve worked with distinguished guest speakers, panelists, mentors, and instructors; become more conscious, values-based leaders; deepened their awareness and skill in navigating the unique challenges of being women in leadership; and broadened their professional networks.

Their work culminated in our third residency that focused on leadership brand, executive presence, and resilience — all of which they demonstrated through presentations and poster sessions, showcasing their leadership projects and sharing their leadership development journeys with a group of sponsors, mentors, alumni, scholarship donors, families, and friends. The group celebrated their accomplishments with a graduation ceremony and sunset reception on AUSB’s lovely third-floor patio.

This year’s graduates and their inspiring leadership projects included:

Helena Barbour, Patagonia: 3 Inspiring Women Taking On Human Trafficking

Kristianne Clifford, Freedom To Choose Foundation: Finding Inner Freedom

Lana Dabboussy, Google: Say. Do. Believe. (a program for young grads)

Heather Dray, SAGE Publications: Embracing Diversity, the Dray Way

Sophie Foot, Deckers Brands: The Case for On-Site Child Care

Camille Gamboa, SAGE Publications: Mothers In Politics

Heidi Huchthausen, Medtronic: The Blue Stocking Salon

Women & Leadership October 2016Ingrid Kaczender, Deckers Brands: The Joy Division—Corporate Communication

Chelsea Lancaster, SBCC: El Centro—Creating A Safe Alternative Community Space

Jenny Martinez, Sansum Diabetes Clinic: Stories for Change: Type 2 Diabetes

Lena Moran, Just Communities: Increasing Language Justice on the Central Coast

Molika Oum, AUSB: Coz Drvn: Mobilizing Fashion to Drive Change

Amy Simkins, SAGE Publications: SAGE Volunteer Works

Emi Umezawa, Mercer Advisors: An Undivided Life

Visit the AUSB Facebook page for more photos of this inspiring weekend, and mark your calendars for our next cohort’s completion event on October 21, 2017.

Antioch University Santa Barbara has begun selecting our 2017 Women & Leadership cohort and are looking forward to welcoming another remarkable group of leaders from corporate, non-profit, higher education, government, and entrepreneurial sectors for our January launch. If you are interested in learning more about the program, sponsoring women from your organization, or applying to be part of our next cohort, please visit antiochsb.edu/wal for more information. Partial scholarships are available, by application.

Posted on November 6, 2016

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