Leadership Development

Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building., Suite. 50
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

ELEVATE Leadership Program is designed to help women elevate themselves within their career path. A unique partnership program with Women Lead Change (WLC), ELEVATE is for new and emerging leaders to foster their growth through learning and connection with women outside their own business or industry. We encourage diverse, early-career female leaders to apply.


  • Engage in monthly Cedar Rapids-based learning sessions and small group capstone project time
  • Meets for six months, June-December
  • Present Projects at the graduation celebration with Corridor Women Connect (CWC) 
  • “Meet Up” for socials with the UI ELEVATE network

Interested individuals may self-nominate, or senior leaders may nominate staff by emailing: for an application. Applications will be due in spring each year and applicants will be notified in April/May of enrollment status. WLC typically collects program fees in the summer.

  • Fee: $2,500 (Organizational Effectiveness will sponsor the first $1000 of the $2500 Elevate program fee).
    • Note: WLC conferences are not included, yet there may be free opportunities beyond the Elevate schedule that come with being part of the Elevate cohort.
    • Interested individuals are encouraged to seek sponsorship for the remaining $1500 from both their local department and college/division.
  • The UI and other Corridor member companies select participants based upon their application, contributions made within their organization and community, potential for growth through the program deliverables, and commitment (theirs and their supervisor’s) to engage fully in the program.

Request an application or ask questions by emailing For more information, visit WLC.