Women in Leadership

Building an Empowered Community of Women Leaders

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Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership (WIL) supports the leadership development of women, establishing a pipeline for professional advancement, and creating a cross-sector network of women who support each other’s leadership development.

Participants learn from 1) experienced leadership, mindfulness, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) facilitators, 2) peer coaching, and 3) the broader Women in Leadership and Coro community through Coro’s unique blend of experiential programming to stretch professional and management skills.

Interested Candidates – Click Here to connect with Coro staff to learn more.

Coro’s programs deliver deep impact (see more in the “Program Impact & Testimonials” tab above and in the Program Benefits Guide) at a highly subsidized professional development rate. Women professionals face unique challenges in the workplace. Investing in your women team members by expanding their skills, network, and knowledge further builds your capacity to deliver on your organization’s mission.

Supporting team members, either financially and/or with the time and space to participate fully in WIL, yields strong organizational benefits by:

  1. Demonstrating your commitment to the employee, increasing their feeling of engagement, which often leads to higher productivity, loyalty, and retention;
  2. Increasing the skills of employees in critical positions that can be incorporated departmentally and instilled in their direct reports; and
  3. Motivating all employees by signaling that leadership and a commitment to their work is rewarded by the organization.

Connect with Coro to discuss an organizational partnership and nominate a member of your team for WIL.

“The Coro Women in Leadership program has provided our leaders with the opportunity to further develop networks of strong, positive women that are working to support one another in their professional advancement. Coro’s unique leadership approach engages leaders in a process to re-frame and assess situations differently, while considering diverse viewpoints and limiting preconceptions. The lessons and experiences offered help our leaders acquire new skill sets that will help them continue to advance teams within our company and further their own professional growth.”

Raúl Bustillos
Senior Vice President, Community Relations
Bank of America


  • 1st Century Bank
  • Abernathy MacGregor
  • Accordant
  • ACLU of Southern California
  • ActiveSGV
  • Advanced Sterilization Products
  • Adventist Health White Memorial
  • AFH Public Affairs
  • AltaMed Health Services
  • A Place Called Home
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
  • AT&T
  • Bain & Company
  • Bank of America
  • Benenson Strategy Group
  • Best Best & Krieger LLP
  • Block By Block, Southwest Region
  • Brand Knew
  • British Consulate – General Los Angeles
  • Brentwood School
  • California Charter Schools Association
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Resources Corporation
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Capital Group
  • Caruso
  • CBRE
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Century Housing Corporation
  • CEO Leadership Alliance
  • Cerrell Associates
  • Chapman University
  • ChargerHelp!
  • CHERP, Inc.
  • Children’s Health Orange County (CHOC)
  • Children’s Institute
  • CicLAvia
  • City of Alhambra
  • City of Costa Mesa
  • City of Glendale, Brand Library & Art Center
  • City of Houston, Mayor’s Office of Education
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering
  • City of Los Angeles Controller’s Office
  • City of Los Angeles, Council District 2
  • City of Los Angeles, Council District 3
  • City of Los Angeles, Council District 7
  • City of Los Angeles, Council District 10
  • City of Los Angeles, Council District 11
  • City of Los Angeles, Council District 12
  • City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration
  • City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation
  • City of Los Angeles, Department of Water & Power
  • City of Pico Rivera
  • City of Santa Monica
  • City of Santa Monica, Department of Cultural Affairs
  • City of South Gate, City Council
  • Clean Power Alliance
  • Community Partners
  • Comp Sci High School
  • Concordia, LLC
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Converge Strategies LLC
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
  • County of Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors District 1
  • County of Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors District 2
  • County of Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors District 4
  • County of Los Angeles, Chief Sustainability Office
  • County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services
  • County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health
  • County of Orange
  • Curt Pringle and Associates
  • Diversity in Leadership Institute
  • DHL Corporation
  • Dole Sunshine Company
  • Downtown Women’s Center
  • Elevate Public Affairs
  • Encore VFX
  • Equitas Academy Charter Schools
  • Essential Access Health
  • Feed Black Futures
  • First 5 LA
  • Friends of the LA River
  • Gabriella Charter Schools
  • Gaffney Austin
  • Glaser Weil
  • Glendale Unified School District
  • Google
  • GrassrootsLab
  • Groundswell Action Fund
  • GSPN
  • Heal the Bay
  • Heidi Duckler Dance
  • Heluna Health
  • Herbalife Nutrition
  • Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
  • Initiate Justice
  • Inner City Law Center
  • Instructure
  • Investing in Place
  • Irvine Ranch Water District
  • JCI Worldwide
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Kheir Clinic
  • KIPP SoCal Public Schools
  • LA 84 Foundation
  • LA Coalition for Excellent Public Schools
  • LA Conservation Corps
  • LA Promise Fund
  • LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program
  • Laguna Playhouse
  • Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)
  • Lennar Corporation
  • LeSar Development Consultants
  • Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Los Angeles Education Partnership
  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
  • Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center
  • Los Angeles Metro
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Loyola Law School
  • Loyola Marymount University School of Education Alumni Association
  • McDermott + Bull Executive Search
  • Media Done Responsibly
  • Meta Housing Corporation
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Michael Baker International
  • Mission Lutheran Church
  • Moulton Niguel Water District
  • Move LA
  • National Association of Investment Companies
  • National Association of Social Workers California
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles
  • New Economics for Women
  • Orange County Business Council
  • Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission
  • Orange County United Way
  • Orchid Essence, LLC
  • Panthera Collective
  • Para Los Niños
  • Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • Partnership for Public Service
  • Phillips 66
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Providence St. John’s Health Center
  • PUENTE Learning Center
  • Purposeful Impact, LLC
  • RAND Corporation, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Realtor
  • Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • RxLA, LLC
  • Safe Place for Youth
  • Safety Respect Equity Network
  • San Bernardino Symphony
  • San Bernardino Community College District 
  • Scripps College
  • SDG Housing Partners
  • Sentinel Peak Resources CA, LLC
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing
  • Southern California Association of Governments
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Southern California Grantmakers
  • Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP)
  • Special Olympics Southern California
  • SS HOPICS
  • Stantec
  • State of California, Office of Exposition Park Management
  • State of California, Office of the Public Defender
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Starbucks
  • State Bar of California
  • Swarovski
  • Tassio Temperature Control, Inc.
  • Teach For America
  • Team One USA
  • The Broad Center
  • The California Endowment
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • The Education Trust-West
  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • The Giving List
  • The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • The Pad Project
  • The People Concern
  • The Phoenix
  • The Riordan Programs at UCLA
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Thomas Safran & Associates
  • Thrive Scholars
  • Townsend Public Affairs
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Alumni Affairs
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Geffen Academy
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Government and Community Relations
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Redlands
  • Union Station Homeless Services
  • United States Department of Defense
  • United States House of Representative, District 25
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education
  • Vision y Compromiso
  • Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
  • Vital Research
  • Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation
  • WarnerMedia
  • Watt Investment Partners
  • Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
  • Westside Family Health Center
  • Wide Sky Consulting, Inc.
  • WISEPlace
  • Ylopo, Inc.
 
Organizations listed do not constitute an endorsement of the WIL program, or Coro, by the organization.

Women in Leadership Sponsors

  • Application
    The Spring 2024 application deadline has passed. Complete an interest form to receive updates about future WIL cohorts.
  • Interest Form
    Complete an Interest Form to learn more about Women in Leadership.
  • Nominate
    Know someone who would be great for Coro Women in Leadership? Nominate them here.
  • Meet the Cohort
    Spring 2024 cohort details coming soon. Learn more about our the Fall 2023 Women in Leadership cohort.
  • Program Benefits
    Download this guide to review the benefits of WIL participation. This is a great resource for those requesting employer financial support and time off for participation.
  • Program Calendar
    View the WIL Spring 2024 Program Calendar (including the program’s attendance policy).
  • Questions? Contact

    Callie Spaide
    Senior Manager, Recruitment and Alumni Relations
    callie@corola.org
    (213) 267-6497

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