The Female Founders Alliance Rising Leaders program seeks to identify, develop and amplify the next generation of diverse business pioneers. Our inaugural class will participate in a day-long immersive journey of learning, exploration and network development. Through a combination of panels, 1:1 coaching, ask me anything sessions, mentormeetings, and facilitated networking, Rising Leaders will learn how to identify aspirations, discover strengths, communicate for impact, assemble power networks, and build a career that works for them.

Each Rising Leaders cohort will represent a diverse set of identities, backgrounds, companies and experiences in the corporate space to enable rich cross-pollination of ideas and lived experiences. The inaugural class will be selected from a pool of young professionals across the Pacific Northwest, and we are excited to bring an outstanding cohort together with the most inspiring and accomplished speakers in our community. We will accept applicants on a rolling basis and close when we hit capacity. Those who are not selected to join the inaugural class will be considered again in future programs.



To participate, applicants must complete a short questionnaire. Aspiring participants should be financially sponsored by their employer, who in turn commits to supporting their growth and career aspirations following the program’s completion.

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Who can apply?

  • Women and non-binary individuals between 25 – 40 years old.
  • A minimum of five years in professional employment. Founders and self-employed ok, provided they can find a sponsor for the program and beyond.
  • Committed to participating in person on one day in the summer of 2020, either in person or virtually.

What is the cost of the program?

The program cost is $1,650 per selected participant. This fee must be paid in full by the participant, their employer, or other personal sponsor. We have a limited number of scholarships for self-employed or non-profit employees.

What topics will be covered?

The final curriculum will be shared during the event. Speakers and mentors will include notable members of the Female Founders Alliance community, including prominent CEOs, corporate executives, investors and other leaders.

Can more than one employee of the same company attend?


Is this for startup founders?

This program is open to all Rising Leaders, whatever they might be doing at this point in their career. It is designed to help you navigate a modern career and maximize your potential.

What do I get out of attending this program?

Thoughtful programming designed to further your leadership skills including panels, workshops, ask me anything sessions, rapid mentoring, and facilitated networking. You will also get access to a powerful alumni network of other Rising Leaders that you can count on to be your allies through your career.

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