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EQCAI Leadership Academy


As part of Equality California Institute’s priority to develop LGBT leaders at all levels of government and business throughout the state, EQCAI is proud to announce the Leadership Academy generously sponsored by Edison International, the David Bohnett Foundation, and the Coca Cola Foundation.

The EQCAI Leadership Academy is an innovative program to train the next generation of LGBT leaders in California.  The academy will prepare 25-30 LGBT leaders in Southern California, Northern California, and the Central Valley with a proven track record of significant accomplishments in their careers, to seek appointments to state and municipal boards and commissions, as well as to corporate boards of directors.

The upcoming Northern California cohort includes a two-day training academy provided by current elected and appointed public officials as well as EQCAI staff, and each participant will be matched with a public official who will serve as a mentor throughout the program year.  Participants’ credentials will be included in a “resource bank” of LGBT leaders that Equality California will use to advocate for placement of leaders in appointed positions.

For the Northern California cohort, we will be accepting residents of the following counties: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Monterey.

Click here for the application.

Deadline to Apply: COB on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Participant Selection: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Northern California Cohort Training: May 6-7

Please contact Allison VanKuiken with any questions via email at leadership@eqca.org, using “EQCAI Leadership Academy” in the subject line.

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