WHAT IS LEAP™?

LEAP™ is a high-impact development program for Irish and Irish-American women who will gain access to the tools, insights, mentors, and role models necessary to achieve their goals and accelerate their careers.


WHY WAS IT CREATED?

We believe that people learn best from the experiences of other people. We learn from senior leaders who have experienced the same challenges and been successful in navigating them. We learn through problem-solving with our peer groups and from developing more junior talent. We’re inspired by the stories of executives who have risen to the highest positions in their respective industries. But not everyone has the same level of access, opportunity, or support to build those critical relationships.


HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

  • Coaching and mentorship opportunities

  • Work on development goals

  • Assemble in peer groups

  • Tackle community challenge

  • 5-month duration


Will LEAP™ help me find a job or investors for my company?

All applicants should be currently employed or run their own business entity. LEAP is designed to help you accelerate your career through professional development and personal growth so you are equipped to transition to a better job, if desired or grow your company.

LEAP™ launched a pilot program in Spring 2016. The next program will launch in mid-January 2019 to June 2019.

WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS?

Participants are accomplished women professionals, at various stages of their careers, interested in being part of the development of the next generation of Irish women business leaders.


HOW IS THE PROGRAM FUNDED?

The program is funded in part by the Irish government’s Emigrant Support Program and the New York chapter of the Irish International Business Network (IIBN). As the program grows, corporate sponsorship will be the primary funding source.


HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?