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We Lead

We Lead: Women. Elevated. is an inclusive leadership institute experience for women across the Mid-South.

We Lead seeks to encourage, empower, and equip women of all backgrounds with the courage, confidence, and character required to serve as inspiring role models and catalysts for change wherever they live, work, and volunteer.

THE MISSION of We Lead is to provide accessible, quality leadership training to women of all backgrounds helping them to develop into ethical, culturally competent, civic-minded leaders with the practical skills and personal integrity needed to make a positive impact in every facet of their lives. 

Open to women aged 23 and over across the Mid-South, We Lead participants will meet once monthly to network and learn from a wide variety of experts about topics and characteristics or attributes vital to today's most successful leaders including:

  • leadership
  • resiliency
  • cultural competency and respect for others
  • communication skills and conflict negotiation
  • mentoring
  • work/life balance
  • personal branding

ABOUT WE LEAD

We Lead is open to all adult women aged 23 and over in the Mid-South.

Due to high demand across our council area, we are pleased to offer a choice of meeting locations. You may choose to participate in the 2018 We Lead Greater Memphis Area Cohort OR the 2018 We Lead Mississippi Cohort. See below for meeting dates/times/locations.

The fee to participate in We Lead is $125 - to be paid upon acceptance into the program.

Space is limited and acceptance into the program is not guaranteed. Applications will be evaluated and acceptance will be determined by the We Lead Selection Committee.

The first 35 registered, active Girl Scouts Heart of the South volunteers to apply for We Lead will be automatically accepted and their $125 fee will be waived provided they agree to both attend at least 7 of the 9 monthly We Lead meetings and continue to serve as a volunteer for Girl Scouts Heart of the South in some capacity for AT LEAST 2 YEARS (in addition to the current year) beyond graduation from the We Lead program.

Greater Memphis Area Cohort Information

About the 2018 WE LEAD GREATER MEMPHIS AREA Cohort

Meetings will be held one Thursday night per month (February 2018 - November 2018; We Lead will not meet during the month of July). See the calendar below for specific dates. All meetings will take place from 6:00-8:30 PM at the locations listed below.

·         Applications due Thursday, January 25, 2018

·         Applicants notified by Wednesday, January 31, 2018

·         Session 1: Thursday, February 8, 2018 (U of M, Memphis Room #340)*

·         Session 2: Thursday, March 1, 2018 (U of M, River Room #300)*

·         Session 3: Thursday, April 12, 2018 (U of M, Bluff Room #304)*

·         Session 4: Thursday, May 10, 2018 (Hutchison School, Labry Hall)**

·         Session 5: Thursday, June 14, 2018 (U of M, River Room #300)*

·         Session 6: Thursday, August 9, 2018 (Hutchison School, Labry Hall)**

·         Session 7: SESSION CANCELLED* Thursday, September 27, 2018 

·         Session 8: Thursday, October 4, 2018 (Possibility Place, Memphis Girl                                   Scout Leadership Center, 717 S. White Station Rd., Suite 2)

·         Session 9: Thursday, November 8, 2018 (Possibility Place, Memphis Girl                               Scout Leadership Center, 717 S. White Station Rd., Suite 2)

*All University of Memphis sessions will meet in the University Center building in the specific room noted. Parking is available for $4 per car in the Zach Curilin Garage directly adjacent University Center. Click HERE for specific directions to the University Center. 

**All Hutchison School sessions will meet in the Sanders Lecture Hall (room 109) in Labry Hall. Hutchison is located at 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis TN 38119.  Enter the campus off of Ridgeway Road and continue straight past the Robinson Center, Dining Hall, Theater Building and you will reach Labry Hall. Parking is conveniently located alongside the building in the gym parking lot.

Mississippi Area Cohort Information

About the 2018 MISSISSIPPI AREA Cohort

Meetings will be held one Thursday night per month (March 2018 - November 2018). See the calendar below for specific dates. All meetings will take place from 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Renasant Center for IDEAs, 398 East Main Street, Tupelo, MS.

·         Applications due Thursday, February 15, 2018

·         Applicants notified by Wednesday, February 21, 2018

·         Session 1: Thursday, March 8, 2018

·         Session 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018

·         Session 3: Thursday, May 10, 2018

·         Session 4: Thursday, June 14, 2018

·         Session 5: Thursday, July 12, 2018

·         Session 6: Thursday, August 9, 2018

·         Session 7: Thursday, September 13, 2018

·         Session 8: Thursday, October 11, 2018

·         Session 9: Thursday, November 8, 2018