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Women's Leadership Academy

March 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Allison Armfield, CWCE Program Assistant
Community Colleges of Spokane
Center for Workforce & Continuing Education (CWCE)
(509) 533-8482
Allison.armfield@ccs.spokane.edu

Women’s Leadership Academy is Back

Spokane, WA, March 15, 2017 – Young women in Spokane will gain business and leadership tools necessary to achieve their goals at the second annual Women’s Leadership Academy in April.

The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council, in partnership with the Community Colleges of Spokane’s Center for Workforce & Continuing Education and the Women’s Funding Alliance, is offering the seven-week leadership academy to women ages 18-24, beginning April 11.

People are invited to attend an orientation from noon to 1p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 at the Next Generation Zone, 901 E 2nd Ave, to learn more about the opportunity. The academy will introduce participants to women business leaders, inspire them to set and achieve their goals, and provide them with the tools necessary to pursue their dreams. This program will run April 11-May 24; Tuesdays 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Next Generation Zone. The academy does not have a charge, but there is limited space available.

Women’s Leadership Academy closes the gap between aspirations and the lack of education, practical work experience, and participation in the economy. The curriculum is designed to build upon the participant’s existing motivation by teaching essential employment, life and achievement skills. It also will provide some of the resources and connections to help participants be successful by striving for excellence in all parts of their lives. Local female business leaders will share their stories of perseverance, failure and eventually success.

The Women’s Funding Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance leadership and economic opportunities for women and girls in Washington State. The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council is the region’s workforce board with a mission of helping create a dynamic, demand-driven workforce system. The CCS Center for Workforce & Continuing Education strives to drive the economic development of the Spokane region by providing lifelong learning opportunities to current and future employees. For more information, contact Allison Armfield at 509-533-8482 or Allison.armfield@ccs.spokane.edu


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