Women's Leadership programming is dedicated to empowering women and serving as a catalyst for social change focused on gender and race.
The Elizabeth Kearney Women’s Leadership program is a gender specific leadership program that takes a cohort of women through 10-months of leadership development. The women increase their leadership skills, learn about community and civic engagement, and leave prepared to address common leadership challenges and the unique hurdles that women in leadership face. The program is currently in its 12th year.
The Women’s Leadership Alumnae Association is an exclusive offering available only to graduates of the Elizabeth Kearney Women’s Leadership Academy. The Alumnae Association engages Alumane with each another and advances their leadership experience through connections, education, and service opportunities. The Alumnae Association consists of an annual retreat, a monthly book club, service opportunities, and quarterly Lunch & Learn sessions.
YWCA Mankato annually organizes the Women’s Leadership Conference, which brings together hundreds of women to discuss professional development and the vital role of women leaders in business, the community, and family life. The conference hosts both nationally recognized speakers and local women. It explores the myriad definitions of a leader and invites each woman to discover her own leadership style and the kind of leader already within her.