ELEVATE Leadership Program is designed to help women elevate themselves within their career path. A unique partnership program with Corridor Women Connect (CWC), ELEVATE is for new and emerging leaders to foster their growth through learning and connection with women outside their own business or industry.

Between February and November, participants:

  • Engage in monthly Cedar Rapids-based learning sessions that expand networks beyond the ELEVATE cohort. These include Corridor Women Connect (CWC) events and an Women Lead Change conference.
  • Team with a small group of cohort members on a capstone project.
  • Seek mentorship from CWC board members.
  • Gain perspectives, tools, and contacts beyond our campus, and will join the CWC community and past ELEVATE graduates from the UI.

Annual enrollment occurs in December to early January. Questions and requests for applications from interested individuals, or senior leaders seeking to nominate others, can be sent to oe-leader@uiowa.edu. 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.