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

The Leadership Incubator

When it comes to leadership, gender equality has stalled. 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 training, network expansion, mentorship and community 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 October 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 those who identify as women (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.

Applications for this fellowship are currently closed. Please sign up here if you would like to be informed of available applications.

2019 Leadership Incubator Fellows

Ariana Abramson

Founder, RevSTEM

Campbell Hall, New York

Nina Barnett

Founder & CEO, Grooop

New York, New York

Kawanza Billy

Founder & and Social Impact Strategist at K.Billy Push

Washington, D.C.

Charity Blanchett

The Dipping Spoon Foundation

New Orleans, Louisiana

Anna Gabriella Casalme

Founder & CEO, Novelly

Los Angeles, California

Jazmine Davis

Founder, Jazmine Kionna

Baltimore, Maryland

Ramya Dronamraju

Baltimore, Maryland

Maria Dyshel

Tangible AI

La Jolla, California

Joan Erakit

CEO, Open Boarders

New York, New York

Cassandra Gibson

Co-Founder and Director of Product Design, Kliit Health

Culver City, California

Angel Harris

New Orleans, Louisiana

Chavonne Hodges

Founder, GrillzandGranola, LLC

East Elmhurst, New York

Jasmine L. Blanks Jones

Founder, B4 Youth Theatre

Edgewood, Maryland

Nicole Larchar

Co-Founder, Define the Line

Rockledge, Florida

Nan Liu

Chief Catalyst Officer, The Coaching Fellowship

Los Altos Hills, California

Jennifer Mandelblatt

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Platform

Washington, D.C.

Shaunah Margaret

Co-Founder, Women Who Create

Seattle, Washington

Judith Martinez

Founder & CEO, InHerShoes

Los Angeles, California

Camille Moore

CEO, The Policy Studio, LLC

Washington, D.C.

Rubini Naidu

Founder & CEO, Krupa

Novi, Minnesota

Ashley Olafsen

Co-Founder, MOVE, LLC

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Quynh Onel

Founder & CEO, Project 925

Los Angeles, California

Sage Quiamno

Co-Founder, Future for Us

Seattle, Washington

Sophie Sandberg

Chalk Back / Cat Calls of New York

New York, New York

Sara Shokouhi

Founder & CEO, b.WR

San Diego, California

Natalie Tung

Co-Founder and Executive Director, HomeWorks Trenton

Princeton, NJ

Marisol Velez

Pinqy Ring

Chicago, Illinois

Kathryn Wehunt

Founder & Executive Director, The Formation Project

Greenville, South Carolina

Nia Wellman

CEO and Founder, Campus Curlz, Inc.

Hampton, Virginia

Ashlee Wisdom

Founder, Health in Her Hue

New York, New York


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