Cultivate: Woman of Color Leadership

Our Mission

Cultivate seeks to build a cadre of energized women of color leaders who are well connected across social and economic justice movements and whose collective voice and power can be leveraged in realizing a shared vision of the Chicago region’s future.

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What We Do

Cultivate designs its program to provide a space for women of color with shared interests and backgrounds to convene, a participant-crafted curriculum with sessions for professional and personal development, and professional coaching to women in each cohort.

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How We Do It

By bringing together women of color who lead in intersecting but separate justice movements, the Cultivate program creates opportunities to strengthen women’s leadership, their respective organizations and the larger fields in which they work.

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What makes Cultivate so unique?

“It’s part of a need to have a space for women working in social justice and advocacy. There’s no professional group in those areas of work that we can go to.”

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Next application will open on September 2021

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