The Women and Leadership Alliance (WLA) and Claremont McKenna College are excited to launch the Women and Gender Leadership Initiative. This two-part initiative consists of program facilitation and the funding of student proposals focused on student education and engagement around gender and leadership.
Fall Semester Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 at 11:59pm, October 19 - Decision Notification
Welcome first year students! Interested in learning about the Leadership Studies Sequence? Join Psychology Professor and Leadership Studies Sequence Advisor, Ronald Riggio, for one of two sessions to learn more:
Session #1: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Kravis 164
Session #2: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Kravis 164
This workshop is designed to provide an overview of basic board governance concepts that arise from the duty of care, loyalty and obedience sourced from the California Corporations Code. A review of regulations and the rule of law plus standards of accountability, best practices and standards for excellence help board members and executive directors understand their role as stewards and visionaries.
The Moonshot Retreat brings a diverse group of students from around the 5cs together for a summer retreat. Moonshot thinking addresses a huge problem and proposes a radical solution using breakthrough techniques, models and technologies that can change and disrupt systems for the better. The goal of the retreat is inspire students change the world for the better by giving them the space and tools to work together on innovative solutions to social problems.
This year's retreat will be held from May 13-19, 2018 in Lake Elsinore, California.
Is leadership an art or science? Are leaders born or made? Are penguins really jerks or simply misunderstood rising leaders? And what about elephants? What do they know about leadership?
Join us on Monday, April 16th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer.
Michael Lwin is the co-founder and managing director of Koe Koe Tech, a health IT social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar. Koe Koe Tech trains local Myanmar people in computer science, sales, and marketing, and develops software for Myanmar's data-deprived healthcare sector. Koe Koe Tech employs more women than men, and has Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and people of many ethnic groups on staff.
Join us on Monday, April 9th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer.
Damon Leon Packwood is co-founder and executive director of Gameheads, an organization that trains low-income and first-generation students ages 15–24 in video game design and development to prepare them for careers in the entertainment and tech industries. Damon has more than 18 years of experience in the youth development and education fields, with positions at Juma Ventures, Hack the Hood, and Upward Bound.
Chopped meets Fear Factor! We will be hosting the first ever CHIRPPED Challenge where student chefs will make their favorite dish using cricket flour! Winners will receive $500 and their recipe will be included in Six Foods Cookbook! Audience members will have a chance to tantalize their tasteBUGS and win Six Food SWAG and other prizes! Shark Tank winner and Six Food Co-founder, Rose Wang and Chopped! winner, Chef TK will be joining Collins Executive Chef to judge the competition!
Sign up here if you'd like to attend or compete in the Chirpped Challenge! Your name will be left at the main (east) entrance at Collins. You will NOT have to pay or swipe.
Join us on Monday, April 2nd at 5-7pm in Collins Dining Room. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with these two accomplished world-changers.
Laura D'Asaro & Rose Wang
Laura D'Asaro and Rose Wang are the co-founder and chief operations officer of Six Foods, a company that works to normalize insect consumption as a sustainable source of protein. Business Insider named Six Foods as one of the top ten startups changing the future of food, and they have one of the most funded food Kickstarters to date.
Rose and Laura many awards include the Echoing Green Fellowship, MassChallenge Gold Winner, Harvard Dean’s Challenge Grand Prize Winner, Harvard Asian American Alumni Elevate Pitch Grand Prize Winner, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Pitch Winner, Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur (Honorable Mention), Forbes 30 Under 30 and won a deal from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank.
Join us on Monday, March 26th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer.
Christine is the Executive Director of Social Venture Partners. Christine has dedicated her career to harnessing the collective power of Angelenos to create unprecedented large-scale social change.
Christine brings over 15 years of experience working on a wide range of issues including homelessness, education, racial and economic justice, and LGBTQ rights. She leverages a blend of collective impact,
grantmaking, policy, and community engagement to ensure a more thriving and just Los Angeles.
Join us on Monday, March 19th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer.
Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza, Village Health Works’ (VHW) visionary founder and CEO, is a leading advocate for the most impoverished people in the world. His compassion, expertise, and life experience have made him a key voice in global health and international development.
Join us on Monday, March 5th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer.
Keno Sadler is a social entrepreneur, conference speaker, facilitator, and educator. While leading programs designed to shape the lives of young African American men through close guidance from older males, Keno began his 22-year relationship with the Breakthrough Collaborative as a teacher in the Miami and Fort Worth programs before creating and leading the Atlanta program which graduated over 90% of its students into college and introduced hundreds of college students to careers in education.
The Women of Color Power and Purpose Forum focuses on developing and actualizing passion, cultivating skills for asserting your presence, and navigating and achieving your personal and career goals. The conference is a collaboration between the CMC Care Center, Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Berger Institute.
This year's Kravis - de Roulet Leadership Conference will be convening award-winning social entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and funders: people pioneering new strategies that are changing systems, improving lives and transforming communities. Join us for a highly interactive and energizing event as we explore new research identifying best practices for organizational success.
KLI is offering TWO internship opportunities with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), 2008 Kravis Prize Recipient. FAWE is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organization working to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.
Applications are due Wednesday, February 28 by 11:59pm on Handshake.
Join us on Monday, February 26th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer.
Yscaira Jimenez is a Dominican immigrant from the Bronx. Yscaira is inspired by the substance addiction and incarceration struggles of people in her life and feels compelled to use education and employment to break the cycle of poverty. Yscaira is the founder of LaborX, a job matching platform for entry level candidates with non-traditional educational backgrounds and underrepresented folks.
Women's Business Enterprise National Council's (WBENC) Student Entrepreneur Program application is now live! Applications are due on February 23, 2018.
Accepted students will participate in WBENC's SEP free of charge. The program description from the website states: "Aspiring collegiate female entrepreneurs studying in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) or Business receive mentoring from some of the most successful Women's Business Enterprises and America's largest Fortune 500 companies while also participating in a tailored entrepreneurial curriculum, a pitch competition awarding $20,000 in seed capital and experiential learning through off-site visits to Women's Business Enterprises, corporate campuses, and accelerators."
Read more & apply here!
Women are underrepresented in leadership positions, and recent data suggest that women earned 83% of what men earned. The goal of the conference is to empower women with the skills to acknowledge, and embrace their worth! Learn evidence-based, effective skills for negotiation, as well as strategies for fostering and building strong, supportive mentoring relationships. The conference is designed for 7C college students and alumni at all stages in their professional development.
Lunch at the Ath; Workshop in McKenna Auditorium
Please RSVP here.
Join us on Monday, February 19th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer.
Are you interested in sustainability? Do you want to make an impact in your community? Have you ever heard of Homeboy industries?
If so, you have an amazing opportunity to come meet Kabira Stokes, CEO of Homeboy Industries Recycling. Learn how Stokes merged criminal reform with environmental consciousness, and get FREE DINNER while you’re at it.
Join us on Monday, February 12th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer.
We're excited to launch our first speaker of our Dinner with World Changers Spring Mix! Every Monday, we'll be hosting movers and shakers, name takers and deal makers who are literally changing the world for the better! Every Monday from Feb 5-April 16, KLI Programs will be hosting an award winning social entrepreneur - from a Forbes Change the World Winner, a White House Champions of Change, Shark Tank deal makers to a Dalai Lama Hero of Compassion Winner - every week they'll be dishing out supersized doses of inspiration and innovation!
This Monday, want the chance to have dinner with an internationally recognized winning social innovator, inventor and entrepreneur who is uplifting grassroots women and making sure girls stay in school in Rwanda? On Feb 5 you have an amazing opportunity to learn what it takes to build an impactful and successful social venture from the ground up from Elizabeth Scharpf, Founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE). Read more about Elizabeth below.
KLI Academic Director, David Day, will be leading a leadership workshop “Leading and Influencing Without Formal Authority” on Friday, February 2, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Kravis 367. This is a great opportunity to learn and practice proven techniques to influence others ethically and effectively, use the power of persuasion to achieve results, and acquire the language to describe this valuable skillset to potential employers.
Please RSVP here (space is limited).
The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) has partnered with several high-impact nonprofit organizations to create summer internship opportunities for CMC students through the KLI Partnered Internship Program which features Kravis Prize Organizations. These internships are expected to challenge interns with meaningful responsibility and leadership development as well as expose the student intern to organizational leadership dynamics. Applications due by Feb. 1st 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Applications are accepted through Handshake)
Take a tour of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and hear from our four featured speakers on their experience with social innovation. More info on speakers on the event page.
$10 for alumni and parents. No charge for current students. Sagecoach provided for 5C students
Drinks and heavy appetizers will be served
Are you interested in learning the core skills that you need to succeed in college, and in life? Are you interested in learning “the science of making life better” – the factors that are correlated with happiness and a thriving life? When these tools and skills of positive psychology were first introduced at Harvard University, it quickly became the most popular course at Harvard University with 900 students taking the class on “how to be happy.”
Here at CMC, since we can only offer small classes, so we are running this as an experiential weekend program – not a class for credit. You will be learning and practicing the CORE essential skills for greater success.