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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 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
SPRING SESSION IS FULL.  APPLICATIONS for the Summer Session REMAIN OPEN until FULL.  Do not wait!
 Notifications for acceptance into the Summer Session will be provided no later than May 1, 2021.


Events and Forums


Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 4:00am to Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 4:00am

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 8:00am to Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 7:00am to Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 8:00am to Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 2:00pm

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 12:15pm to Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 4:00pm

COI Meetings

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am