The LBW Women's Leadership Academy
The Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, Inc. (LBW) Leadership Academy is a personal leadership development program to improve career, mentoring, and service opportunities for women. The understanding of leadership through women’s lens will be interwoven throughout each of the sessions.
Women identified for the program will have leadership potential, career aspirations, and a commitment to community and servant leadership as a lifetime journey.
The first LBW Women’s Academy class was launched in Statesboro, Georgia in the fall of 2015 and has graduated a class each year since. Through a generous partnership with Georgia Power, the LBW Women’s Leadership Academy is excited to begin launching academies throughout the State of Georgia. The LBW Women’s Leadership Academy – Rome will begin its first class in the fall of 2019. Soon-to-be-announced locations will follow in 2020.
The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development facilitates the academy each year, bringing premier content and speakers to each of the eight sessions.
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.