Career Development Exapansion

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) offers a hybrid, high-potential leadership development series in partnership with Chambers of Commerce throughout the state.

This program spans over eight months and aims to empower women throughout the state by enhancing their skills, expanding their networks, and enabling them to make positive contributions to their communities and businesses.

Level up your impact. Increase your skills.

✔️ Join an exclusive cohort of female leaders in the Career Development Series.

✔️  Maximize your career potential.

✔️  Increase your network of colleagues and mentors, both along the Wasatch Front and in your own local area. 

✔️ Learn from experts through our specific career development curriculum.


“I had the opportunity to attend this series this past year and I have loved it. I was blown away by the caliber of information that was taught in this program and by the exposure to the amazing companies and their CEOs that I would have never had besides being in this program.”
Annie Simpkins

St. George, UT

Enroll Now for the 2024 Cohort


  • Key job factors specific to you and how to plan a career path
  • How to advocate and negotiate 
  • Strategies to make better decisions
  • Ways to implement successful mentorship
  • Ideas to consider regarding mental health
  • Understand the psychology of leadership
  • Specific tools to help your team engage


  • Monthly meeting is live-streamed
  • Cohort of like-minded women
  • Exclusive access to high-level speakers
  • Online learning portal, encouraging learning throughout the series
  • Lunch included for in-person training


  • Businesses can sponsor women in their workforce into the program.
  • Individual women can pay for themselves or others.
  • Custom Fit money can be used toward payment. 


8-Month Program


“The Career Development Series allowed me to build my network and community of women leaders. This program increased my perspective of what it means to be a woman in leadership. CDS definitely helped me increase my leadership skills and resources.

Seraphine Kapsandoy PhD, RN

Chief Clinical Information Officer/AVP, Intermountain Healthcare

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2024 Cohot Participating Chambers include:

Cache Valley Chamber   | St. George Chamber  | Cedar City Chamber  |  Kanab Chamber

We appreciate our partners in this effort to educate businesses and individuals throughout the state.

We invite you to join the esteemed community of nearly 600 alumni participating in the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) leadership series throughout the state. These individuals have engaged in a comprehensive program that has equipped them with valuable skills, insights, and networks to excel in their leadership roles.

Chambers will choose local venues throughout the state for monthly meetings. Monthly meetings will consist of in-person networking and lunch, hybrid learning.  Classes are from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm every month.  Bonus session for networking and additional learning will be once a month on zoom from 12:00 pm – 12:45pm.

If you have questions about the program please contact | 801-706-8743 | Patti Cook.

✔️  In person – Tuesday, January 9th 

Zoom “Lead & Learn” – January 23rd 

✔️  In person – Tuesday, February, 13th

Zoom “Lead & Learn” – February 27 th 

✔️In person – Tuesday, March 12th 

Zoom “Lead & Learn” – March 26th 

✔️In person – Tuesday, April 9th

Zoom “Lead & Learn” – April 23rd

✔️In person – Tuesday, May 14th

Zoom “Lead & Learn” – May 28th

✔️In person – Tuesday, June 11th

Zoom “Lead & Learn” – June 25th

✔️In person – Tuesday, July 9th

Zoom “Lead & Learn” – July 23rd

✔️Tuesday, August 13th – Cohort Graduation


I’m so grateful for what WLI stands for and how it is collectively and individually empowering women in Utah. I know WLI is a force for good for all those who participate, whether as speakers or students or male or female.  I think a lot of this positive impact comes from the way you lead WLI.  It is clear to me that it is a labor of love. I think of the hundreds of women who are positively impacted each year, and who, like me, felt welcome and supported. Women are incredible but too many face feelings of self doubt and external barriers to success. Thank you for what WLI is doing to correct that.   

Nicole Omer | Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Projects, Salt Lake Community College

Accepting Applications for the 2024 Cohort

Whether you are along the Wasatch Front or participating in our statewide expansion programs through your local chamber, we are now accepting applications for the 2024 January cohorts.