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
Members of the Class of 2016-2017
Gloria Morgan Goosby
Members of the Class of 2017-2018
Mary Kathryn Griffin
Brandy Daniel Snell
Members of the Class of 2018-2019
What has the LBW Women's Leadership Academy meant to you?
The LBW Women’s Leadership Academy provided a unique opportunity to meet and connect with other professional women. The Academy’s partnership with the Fanning Institute offered valuable resources and learning material that continue to enhance my career path. This experience has helped open new doors in my career, boosted my confidence, and developed new relationships and new friendships.
Each session of the Women’s Leadership Academy really hit home for me and was so relevant to where I was in my life and in my career. I learned so much about myself, how I work with others and how I manage conflict. What I learned had a lot to do with me taking that step forward.
The experience of the Women’s Leadership Academy helped me find my voice. I will never lose it again.
LBW Statesboro Advisory Committee