Step One: Nomination

Nominations for the fellowship must be submitted by the sponsoring organization, not the candidate.

Sponsoring organizations may nominate up to three candidates for consideration for the fellowship program. Each candidate must meet all of the nomination criteria and eligibility requirements.

We ask that each candidate’s interest in participating in the program be confirmed before submitting any information to the fellowship.

The nomination period for the class of 2020 is currently open. All nomination information must be emailed to Felisa Schneider, operations director, no later than June 1, 2019, for the 2020 program year. Download the nomination form or contact for more details on how to sponsor a woman leader in your organization.

To nominate a candidate, the sponsoring organization must submit the following items:

  • The nomination form

  • A one-page letter of recommendation from the organization champion* which includes the candidate’s track record of successful leadership and why she would be ideal for the fellowship program

* The organization champion is often — but not necessarily — the nominator. The organization champion should have senior executive authority within the fellow’s organization and act as a liaison with other areas of the institution. She/he serves as a link to the strategic direction of the organization. The organization champion will help provide resources and overcome barriers on behalf of the fellow during the program year.

Upon receipt of all nomination materials, we will contact each qualified candidate with instructions on how to complete the application.

Step Two: Application

All nomination information must be submitted by the sponsoring organization before a candidate may apply. Once received, qualified candidates are invited by the fellowship to complete the application.

Candidate applications and resumes are due no later than June 30, 2019, for the 2020 program year. Phone interviews with the candidates are conducted in late summer/early fall.

Successful applicants and their sponsoring organizations will be notified in October 2019. The 2020 program begins on Jan. 1, 2020.

Download the Nomination Form

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