The program was unique because it was based upon improving the person as a whole as opposed to having the person fit what the program wanted.

It forced me be more introspective and to consider what my goals are and to be more strategic in my planning. There are also other ways in which the program empowered me, but I can’t verbalize it exactly. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this amazing program.

Jennell Mimms, ESQDeputy Public Defender, Law Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender

The make up of the co-hort is amazing. The most amazing group of women I have ever been affiliated with. I learned that I can really do whatever I set my mind too. THANK YOU.

Claudia Bonilla Keller, MPAChief Development Officer, LA Promise Fund

The combination of Dr. Yasmin’s lectures, content, guest speakers, alumni coaches, exercises and personal reflections allow MWELP students to develop a more profound sense of personal and authentic leadership in a loving and affirming environment. As a result of the program, I was able to tap into a well of knowledge that I did not know I had within myself. And, I was able to understand more clearly and articulate my unique leadership style and how I could maximize it for more significant impact. I am confident that these lessons will prove to be sustainable, life-changing as I continue my leadership journey.

Dr. Michelle Flowers TaylorDirector, Institute for Engineering Community and Cultural Competence (IEC3), USC Viterbi

This program is different from other leadership programs that I have attended by bringing in individuals from various walks of life together to explore and share our paths.  It enabled us to fine tune our unique leadership styles by establishing accountability and our commitment to development from the first day of the program.

Rama Ekkad MScEngProject Executive, Turner Construction

This program creates a safe space to share and articulate concerns and issues women experience in the work place and provides a forum for tackling those issues without judgement. It also introduces women to techniques that would normally be reserved for their male counterparts and helps shed light on a rather elusive subject.

Melissa MartinezExecutive Vice President, International Marketing, Global Road

MWELP is one of a kind!  This program focuses on authentic leadership and how who we are as women greatly influences who we are as leaders. Unlike many programs, the emphasis on empathy, grace, and turning vision into thoughtful action is not only taught – but implemented during these few months together. It has been a remarkable change and the journey continues!

Dawn BeltonDirector, Private Bank Client Service Manager, MUFG Union Bank

I’m eternally grateful to this program for helping me realize that I’m not alone in how I’ve tried to navigate through my career as an African American women (woman of color) in my field. The bond that I’ve created with some of these women is a foundation that will enhance my growth, because I will be able to call on them to obtain their support and guidance.  I not only look forward to growing in my career, but also to provide mentoring to those that may have the same concerns and insecurities I’ve had in my career.

Rochelle McLaurin, MBAAssistant Director, Contract and Grant Management, Heluna Health

It’s an introspective approach to self-improvement and leadership development. If you truly want to be great, you must be content to be in a growth-enhancing environment, which can, and should be, uncomfortable at times while being extremely rewarding. MWELP is that environment.

Christine KundlyStorage Process Manager, Sempra Utilities

This program was unique because it was everything wrapped into one program.  It was Leadership Skills Training, Life Coaching, Stakeholder Centered Coaching, and Networking all-in-one.  It was a journey, not a course.

I used to think the most important strength of influential leaders were being able to drive results.  What I didn’t know was that the world’s most impactful leaders lead from strong personal values and empathy in order to motivate others who then drive results.

Shiressa “Reese” JohnsonVice President, Audit and Governance, MUFG Union Bank

This program was unique in that it allowed me to really understand how I lead. The way the program was structured with the coaches, instructors and exercises was very valuable in my leader journey.  We are all better when we share and are open to learning from each other. Sometimes you have to peel back the layers to get to the real self.

Alma AnguianoHuman Resources Director, McDonald's USA, LLC