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Coro’s Women in Leadership program supports the leadership development of women across the Bay Area.

Women in Leadership

Now, more than ever, we need women leaders who are empowered and equipped to create solutions to pressing challenges. Coro’s Women in Leadership program seeks to advance women’s professional, personal, and political capacity to tackle society’s challenges together and contribute to a thriving democracy. The Women in Leadership program is created for those interested in and directly affected by the array of personal and professional issues facing women. Coro welcomes applications from women and non-binary people working in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors.

Register for our information sessions to learn more about the program. You must sign up prior to attend.

  1. Register for Tuesday, May 21st | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PST
  2. Register for Tuesday, July 9th | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST
  3. Register for Thursday, July 18th | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST

The program engages mid-career professionals of diverse backgrounds from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors for intensive, in-person leadership development seminars and post-fellowship networking.

  • Intentional experiential learning using Coro’s learning model. 
  • Learning from the moment and meeting emerging needs with agility and intention.
  • Five sessions = 32 hours of training.
  • Optional virtual 1:1 coaching support
  • One optional in-person dinner in the Bay Area.
  • Appropriate and tailored to diverse professionals in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Curriculum focus:

  • Leadership development seminars.
  • Strategic relationship building.
  • Negotiating at work.
  • Peer coaching.
  • Developing a leadership narrative to articulate accomplishments and vision.
  • Making value visible in the workplace.
  • Post-fellowship networking with diverse professionals from the private, government, and nonprofit sectors.
  • Engagement with the broader Coro network of leaders.

WIL Spring Fall 2024 Schedule (all sessions in-person in San Francisco):

Session 1: Thursday, August 29th 9:30-5pm

Session 2: Friday, August 30th, 9:30-4:30pm, 4:30-6pm

*Welcome Reception from 4:30-6pm

Session 3: Friday, September 13th,  9:30-5pm

Session 4: Friday, October 4th, 9:30-5pm

Session 5: Friday, November 1st, 9:30-5pm

What you’ll gain:

What you’ll gain:

  • Increased leadership skills and confidence.
  • Expanded professional networks.
  • Increased ability to coach others.
  • Enhanced ability to effect positive change at work and in the community.
  • 100% of recent Women in Leadership grads experience tangible shifts in job title, salary, or availability of opportunity.
  • 95% of Women in Leadership grads say they make their professional value more visible.

Mid-career women working in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. We want women who are interested in their professional development and in connecting and supporting other women in realizing their leadership goals, as well as in working together to increase capacity and strengthen democracy.

Coro warmly welcomes applications from women and non-binary people. 

Program tuition is $4,000. Most participants receive financial support from their organizations or other sponsor’s through professional development funds. Flexible payment options that span up to four months are available to all participants. 

We are happy to support you in framing the ask to your employer for tuition support with this Employer Resource Document and 1:1 coaching calls (please email Claudia Paredes at to schedule).

We are committed to building cohorts that reflect the demographics of the Bay Area and in strengthening historically marginalized groups. 

Diane B. Wilsey

Aimee Brown

Marilyn M. Snider, Snider and Associates

Women in Leadership Graduates’ Organizations:
4LEAF, Inc.
826 Valencia
AAA Norcal
AB&I Foundry
Aim High
Alameda County Behavioral Health
Alameda County Public Health Department – Health Equity Policy & Planning Unit
Alameda County Social Services Agency
Alison Fox Mazzola Consulting
Alliance for Community Development
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Baird + Driskell Community Planning
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
San Francico Bicycle Coalition
SF Board of Supervisors
Borealis Philanthropy
California Agricultural Leadership Foundation
California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN)
California Community Builders Inc.
California State Transportation Agency
Carecen SF
CASA of San Mateo County
Center for Youth Wellness
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Charity Cultural Services Center
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Chinese Culture Center
City and County of San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco, Office of Civic Innovation
City of Berkeley
City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
City of Oakland, Chief of Staff, District 5
City of Oakland, Human Services Department
City of Sacramento
City of San Jose
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Code for America
College Track
CommonSpirit Health
Compton Foundation
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office
Cooley LLP
Coro Northern California
County of Marin, Community Development Agency
County of Marin, Health and Human Services Department
County of San Mateo
Delta Stewardship Council
SF Department of Homelessness
Dept. of Labor
Design Tech High School
Drake Institute of Women’s Policy
Earth Island Institute
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Electronic Arts
Epiphany Center
Equal Rights Advocates
Equity Community Builders
Federal Government Employee/Black Affairs Advisory Council (BAAC)
First Graduate
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Full Circle Fund
Go Laadli
Golden State Warriors
Greenbelt Alliance
Heising-Simons Foundation
Hirsch & Associates, Philanthropic Advisors
Honore Farm and Mill
Hopelab Foundation
Hotel Council of San Francisco
ICA Fund Good Jobs
Informing Change
Institute for the Future
Intentional Media
Jade Creative LLC
JC Consulting
Jones Hall, A Professional Law Corporation
Just Design Consulting
Kaiser Permanente
Kapor Center
Koret Foundation
La Clinica de la Raza
Law Office of Christina Oatfield
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Legacy Venture
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Little Laughs Early Learning Program
Lockheed Martin Space
Lutheran Social Services
Make Oakland Better Now!
Mandela Partners
Manseena Orchards
Marin Country Day School/Marin Academy
Mission Economic Development Agency
Movement Strategy Center
National Center for Youth Law
Natural Resources Defense Council
Oakland Department of Transportation
Oakland Roots S.C.
Oakland Unified School District
Office of Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg
Office of Senator Josh Becker
Ogilvy & Mather
OnPoint Legal Counsel
Pacific Foundation Services
Papalotl Consulting LLC
Peralta Community College District
Pistahan Parade and Festival
Point Bonita YMCA; Mill Valley Children’s Garden
Posse Foundation
Presidio Trust
Public Health Institute
Real Estate Development Consultant
Rodan + Fields
Root & Rebound
RSF Social Finance
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
San Francisco City and County
San Francisco County Human Services Agency-Office of Early Care and Education
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco Human Rights Commission
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco Mayor’s Office
San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC)
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
San Francisco Office of the City Administrator
San Francisco Planning Department
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
San Francisco Unified School District
San Mateo County
Schwab Bank – Community Development Group
SF Guardians
SF-CESS, Exploratorium Teacher Institute, Creative Arts Charter School
Singularity University
SKS Consulting
Slide Ranch
Sonoma Land Trust
SpeakEasy Political
Square, Inc.
St. Anthony Foundation
Stanford University
Stanford University School of Medicine
Storefront Political Media
Strategy Workplace Communications
Summer Search
Sunlight Giving Foundation
Talking Points
Tea Collection, DBA Tea Living Inc.
Techquity One, Fidelity
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The Archer Group
The Asia Foundation
The County of Alameda, California
The East Bay Community Foundation
The Energy Foundation
The Greenlining Institute
The James Irvine Foundation
The Practice Space
The Richmond Neighborhood Center
The Unity Council
Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies
Together Projects LLC
Town of Portola Valley
Transportation Security Administration
UC Berkeley
UC San Francisco
UCSF Health
UFCW Local 5
United Way Bay Area
University of California Santa Barbara
University of San Francisco School of Law
USDA Agricultural Research Service
VIA Programs
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Wells Fargo
West Contra Costa Unified School District
Western States Petroleum Association
Wonder:Strategies for Good
Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau


Applications are on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply as soon as you can!


Priority deadline: Friday, July 19th

Final Deadline: Thursday, August 1st

What Graduates are Saying

Learn what our recent graduates are saying about their Women in Leadership experience here.

Nomination Form

Nominate candidate for Coro’s next Women in Leadership Program here.

Questions & Contact

Angel Lau

Recruitment and Revenue Manager


Claudia Paredes

Managing Director, Civic Leadership

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