Building A Generation Of Emerging Leaders Who Redefine Leadership
"It's persistence. It's that certain little spirit that compels you to stick it out just when you're at your
most tired. It's that quality that forces you to persevere, find the route around the stone wall."
– Estée Lauder
Why is equality in leadership so important?
We know women have what it takes to be leaders—and global data shows us the same. That’s why, through the Estée Lauder Emerging Leaders Fund, we’re helping rewrite the narrative on leadership: not only through advocacy, but via an immersive leadership training experience aimed at helping women self-identify as leaders.
What We're Doing
The Estée Lauder Emerging Leaders Fund mission is to redefine leadership by supporting a new generation of emerging leaders and challenging the gender stereotypes present in current expectations of leadership. The Fund's efforts focus on 3 pillars:
Immersive Leadership Experiences
To help women from all walks of
life self-identify as leaders
Mentorship & Community-Building
To cultivate supportive communities
that sustain women’s progress
To change the conversation about leadership and
challenge perceptions of what it means to be a leader
The Estée Lauder Emerging Leaders Fund is a charitable fund of the Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation, a U.S. based charity incorporated and tax exempt in the United States of America.
THE VV VISIONARIES PROGRAM INCLUDES
• A 7-week immersive virtual leadership experience built upon Vital Voices’ proven 5-point leadership model and incorporating lessons in leadership from Estée Lauder executives and leaders.
• One annual in-person experience with a select group of participants from the year that provides deeper training and investment in their personal leadership journeys.
• Opportunity to amplify the voices and stories of emerging leaders across the world, demonstrating how they are challenging traditional perceptions of leadership.
The program is open to all women at least 18 years of age with a proficiency in English. We will host two cohorts in 2022 with a total of 50 women per cohort.
Following completion of the cohort, participants will join the Vital Voices community of over 20,000 changemakers across 184 countries, each of whom are daring to reimagine a more equitable world for all.
Learn More About Our Partnership With Vital Voices
The VV Visionaries Program
The Future of Leadership