Foundational Female Leadership: Closing the Gap


After years of work, HERdacity has seen a need and desire from our community in curating additional structured offerings. In 2020, HERdacity invested in the creation of custom curriculum that focuses on women’s empowerment through historical education, feminist perspectives, leadership, solidarity, confidence, and inclusive practices, in support of our mission, vision, and values. We can’t wait for you to join us in this work!

Foundational Female Leadership

Foundational Female Leadership: Closing the Gap

In recent decades, women’s overall leadership gains have been creeping forward… it’s time we close the gap!

  • Women make up 8.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs (41 women)
  • Women occupy only 9% of top management positions in S&P 1500 companies
  • Of the companies on the Russell 3000 Index, 24.4% of Board seats are held by women
  • They are only 22.6% of all venture capital board seats and 16% of venture capital partners
  • In pre-pandemic times in corporate America (2019), women made up 38% of managerial roles, 30% of VP roles, and 21% of the C-suite
  • And in politics, women make up 26.7% of the members of Congress (143 out of 535 total seats)

This four-module course will cover the foundational elements of strategic leadership growth that will be instrumental in your professional development and career trajectory. Our virtual leadership program runs for one hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for two weeks in November.

Foundational Female Leadership: Closing the Gap will support you by:

  1. Providing foundational elements of career empowerment: professional purpose, mindset, personal responsibility, and confidence
  2. Addressing key necessities for leadership development and strategic professional growth
  3. Teaching you to build and leverage the dynamics and responsibilities of leaders
  4. Learning to lead through current developments, such as remote work and crisis situations

Professional Development Dollars $$$

Did you know your company could sponsor you for this course? Make sure to ask your manager about your professional development budget!

Sign up today to move your leadership + development journey forward!

This is a 4-Part Series

  • Tuesday, Nov. 9th at 5:30-6:30 pm CST
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10th at 5:30-6:30 pm CST
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16th at 5:30-6:30 pm CST
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17th at 5:30-6:30 pm CST

HERdacity will follow up with you via email with each zoom link for all three days. Email us at if you have any questions.

Thank you to Patricia V. Hayes, JD for developing this curriculum!

Community Over Competition

Community over Competition

“Sisterhood cannot be powerful so long as women are competitively at war with one another.”

Despite leaps and bounds for women in the workplace, we still work inside of systems and institutions that were not designed by us or for us. The deviations between men and women’s career journeys, as well as the extra obstacles women of color face, are only recently being taken seriously and addressed. More and more we’re realizing that we’re not as alone in our workplace struggles as previously thought, and we’re certainly not imagining that it is more difficult for us to succeed!

In this virtual three-part workshop, we are educating on the historical and social understanding of how far women have come in advancing our rights in the workforce. Knowing more about our socialization and the institutional frameworks that we operate within allows us to better combat the social and cultural workforce challenges that we still face today.

Join us as we’ll learn about:

  • The systemic oppression of women and how feminist ideals support our professional growth
  • How our socialization and our identities influence how we work with other women
  • Why we develop biases and how to combat them
  • How women can collectively and individually support each other so that we can ALL succeed

We’re teaching and advocating for a perspective shift that has women acting in solidarity with one another, moving away from the go-it-alone approach or even outright sabotage, towards being in community with all women.

Join us as we stop “climbing the ladder” over top of each other and instead go up the career staircase TOGETHER.

This is a 3-Part Series

  • Monday, Dec. 6 at 12-1 pm CST
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 12-1 pm CST
  • Friday, Dec. 10 at 12-1 pm CST

HERdacity will follow up with you via email with each zoom link for all three days. Email us at if you have any questions.

Thank you to Joy Wiggins, PhD for developing this curriculum!