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Growth in Leadership for Women


Growth in Leadership for women (glow)

ACT-IAC's Growth in Leadership for Women is a four month program that will provide the opportunity for women in government IT to grow their leadership skills, network with a diverse array of peers, share unique experiences, and help one another succeed. GLOW aims to create an environment for women leaders to thrive, enhance effectiveness, and increase impact with a focus on power and collaboration. The program will be composed of a cohort of women across ACT-IAC member companies and agencies. Applications are now open for the Spring and Summer cohort.   


4 Core Interactive Sessions

  • Introduction to Women’s Leadership
    • Why we come together as women
    • Recent research on the value of women’s leadership
    • Critical competencies for women
    • Becoming an embodied leader
    • Establishing the women’s leadership cohort
  • Finding the Leader Within
    • Leading from values
    • Getting beyond self-limiting beliefs
    • Applying emotional intelligence
    • Stepping into confidence
    • Finding your voice
  • Working With Others
    • Establishing and strengthening trust
    • Ensuring effective communications
    • Leveraging collaboration
    • Leading in an agile environment
    • Managing conflict
  • Navigating the Organization
    • Maximizing effective use of power
    • Managing organizational politics for positive impact
    • Strengthening and leveraging your network
    • Roles of coaching, mentoring and sponsorship
    • Managing your career

3 Group Coaching Circles

  • Facilitated small (6-10) group sessions take place in between the core interactive sessions to provide a forum to receive peer coaching on opportunities or challenges the participants are facing as they implement the lessons learned from the sessions.  Coaching circles are based on the premise that much can be learned from the wisdom and experience in the room. 
  • Includes one final large group Session to recap program and plans moving forward

2 Assessments

  • EQ-i: Widely used to measure emotional and social intelligence
  • TKI: Explores conflict-handling behavior including overused and underused conflict style

Applicant Demographics

  • Women working in the Government IT industry (management, technical, acquisition, administration, etc.) with 10-25+ years of experience. 
  • Mid-level to Senior professionals, Program Manager to Director on the industry side, GS-13 to GS-15 on government side
  • Cohort size:  15-20 participants
  • All applicants must be ACT-IAC members in good standing

Program Cost

  • $4495 for Industry
  • $3995 for Government

Program Trainers


Class sizes are limited, and if necessary, there will be a waitlist created for upcoming and future classes
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE no later than December 18, 2020.  Notifications for acceptance into the program will be provided no later than January 8, 2021 for the Spring Session.


Events and Forums

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

COI Meetings

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am