The Leadership Incubator

A TRESemmé and Vital Voices Partnership

A signature program providing women in the United States with training, network expansion, mentorship and community to bring their bold vision for change to life

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The Leadership Incubator

When it comes to leadership, gender equality has stalled. From Hollywood entertainment to community politics, men outnumber women in leadership positions across the United States due to an outdated, unfair system.

Yet we know that when women have the chance to lead, they make a profound positive impact on other women and the world.

Vital Voices and our partners at TRESemmé believe women should be equally seen and heard at all levels of society. That’s why TRESemmé is making a long-term commitment with Vital Voices to advocate for and invest in the next generation of women leaders.

With our partners at TRESemmé, Vital Voices is launching the Leadership Incubator, a signature program to provide women in the United States with the training, network expansion, mentorship and community they need to bring their bold vision for change to life. Together, we aim to champion passionate women leaders who look to create a positive social impact in their communities and beyond, daring to achieve their ambitions despite the barriers they may face.

The year-long incubator program is a customized opportunity for women in the United States to substantially grow their leadership and technical capacity, networks, vision and impact. Participants will convene in New York, NY in fall 2019 for a week-long, in-person program featuring leadership training, communications and storytelling workshops, community building and mentorship. Virtual training throughout the year will allow participants to build upon their action plan with the tools they need to turn their idea into reality. Participants will also be able to apply for small seed funding opportunities to help implement their projects.

The Leadership Incubator hopes to support women and those who identify as female (ages 20-35) in the United States who are at an early stage or tipping point in their leadership journey. Women who are committed to making a difference in their community and/or industry, creatively pursuing social impact, elevating the voices of and opportunities for others, and paying it forward should apply. Check out the application here for more details about the program offerings and criteria.

Do you represent the next generation of changemakers? Apply now!


Apply today through the application site.


Please contact Emily Goodman at with any questions about the program or applications. 


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