The LBW Women's Leadership Academy - Statesboro

The Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, Inc. (LBW) Leadership Academy is a personal leadership development program to improve career, mentoring, and service opportunities for women launched in 2015.

Women identified for the program will have leadership potential, career aspirations, and a commitment to community and servant leadership as a lifetime journey.

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development facilitates the academy each year, bringing premier content and speakers to each of the eight sessions.

Statesboro has proudly graduated three co-horts, and the fourth co-hort will graduate in May 2019. The 48 women who have graduated from the LBW Women’s Leadership Academy have achieved promotions, new jobs, board appointments, and new memberships since their time in the academy, and have given back over a collective 7,000 hours back to the Statesboro community.

Sample LBW Women’s Academy Session Topics:

  • Meeting Community Needs through Servant Leadership and Board Service
  • Managing Conflict, Building Consensus, & Inclusion
  • Building Tools and Strategies for Effective Leadership
  • Multigenerational Workforce & Exemplary Leadership Practices
  • Life-Work Balance

How Can I Participate in the LBW Women's Leadership Academy?

All members of each LBW Women’s Leadership Academy class have been nominated by academy alumnae, board members, or community members because of their demonstration of being an emerging young professional woman leader.

So what does that mean exactly?

Members of each co-hort are young professional women, who are active or beginning to become active in their community, up-and-coming leaders in their fields, and that demonstrate servant leadership. These are the women that 10 years from now you can see leading a local non-profit organization or board, or maybe even your workplace.

All academy nominees are invited to submit an application and that community’s advisory board will score the applications and select the young women to participate in that year’s leadership academy.

Nominations are accepted during the month of May and applications will sent to those nominated. Academy sessions run September – May.

Past and Current LBW Women's Leadership Academy - Statesboro Classes

Members of the Class of 2015-2016
Amy Anderson
Reagan Daly
Jennifer Douglas
Catherine Groover
Niki Guarnio
Ty Johnson
Jenna Lawson
Christa Mallard
Hannah Mullins
America Minc
Ava Purcell
Jamie Riggs
Sally Scott
Cicely Sikes
Kelly Spence
Christina Young

Members of the Class of 2016-2017
Marcya Barriero
Molly Bickerton
Caitlyn Cofer
Leslie Cushner
Mandy Edwards
Gloria Morgan Goosby
Tina Haranda
Amy Harrelson
Meagan Johnson Lee
Catherine Muse
Star Harris
Kelli Newman
Erica Sellers
Kathryn Smith
Jenna Tyson
Tiffany Walraven

Members of the Class of 2017-2018
Kinsley Baker
Kim Billings
Tammie Bishop
Rebecca Brown
Krisha Craven-Phillips
Samantha Deal
Mary Kathryn Griffin
Memory Littles
Christy Marsh
Ryan Marsh
Michele Martin
Samantha Smith
Brandy Daniel Snell
Valerie Thompson
Daphne Totten
Amanda Vernon

Members of the Class of 2018-2019
Sarah Akins
Kristina Brewton
Kate Channell
Mindy Fair
Catherine Findley
Sharmequa Franklin
Jessica Green
Latrecia Harden
Kara Holland
Jodi Kennedy
Raymona Lawrence
Yvette Ledford
Rachel Miller
Jana Phillips
Lori Stephens
Tasheina White

What has the LBW Women's Leadership Academy meant to you?

LBW Statesboro Advisory Committee

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