This Year’s Theme Will Focus on Creating Access and Belonging for Women in Leadership
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 6, 2023) – Women nonprofit leaders in San Antonio, Austin and across South Texas are invited to participate in the Spurs Community Leadership Institute (SCLI). Online applications are open now and close Friday, Sept. 29. In collaboration with Self Financial (Self) and Frost Bank (Frost), the program will select 30 for-impact leaders to join an immersive learning community rooted in healing, access and belonging for women. This program will bring awareness to critical women’s issues, provide growth and development opportunities and create space for collective impact. To learn more about SCLI, applicants can register for a Zoom information session on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.
“Making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women are significantly underrepresented in leadership positions, accounting for only 8% of Fortune 500 company CEOs,” said Dr. Kara Allen, Chief Impact Officer for SS&E. “It is our responsibility to elevate belonging for women leaders while advancing community transformation. Our expectation is to inspire and invest in a diverse cohort of values-based women leaders who are prepared for the challenges and opportunities within the community.”
During this seven-month program, there will be two distinct cohorts offered. Fellows based in San Antonio will experience the program in person and those in Austin and South Texas will participate in a hybrid format. Together, they will take part in a curated curriculum, expert panels and group collaboration to examine solutions and opportunities for lasting and impactful change.
"Creating opportunities for equity and access is core to our work at Self," said Monique White, Head of Community at Self. "We're proud to continue our partnership with the Spurs Community Leadership Institute to uplift women driving progress within their communities."
At the end of the program, Self, the official Spurs jersey patch partner, will award one fellow in each cohort a $10,000 “Building Dreams” grant for their respective organization. The two award recipients will be decided by their SCLI peers based on their ability to be resourceful and collaborative throughout the program.
“As a longtime supporter of the Spurs, Frost is happy to sponsor the Community Leadership Institute and its work in creating leadership opportunities for women,” said Dan Geddes, Region President for Frost in the San Antonio area. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Spurs on programs like this that help make people’s lives better.”