Emerging Leaders Network: NonProfit Group
The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) of the National Council for Research on Women supports young professionals in the non-profit, academic, and public sector fields. The goals of the group are professional development, networking, and support from peers who have faced or are facing similar challenges because of the sector we work in and our stage in life. By providing a space for peer-to-peer connections, the Network will serve as a resource exchange for those involved. All Network programming is coordinated by a peer group of individuals committed to being part of the ELN Steering Committee.
Goals of the Network
- Professional Development and Leadership Training
- Networking opportunities across sectors and companies
- Support from peers who have faced or are facing similar challenges because of the sectors we work in and our stage in life
- Resource exchange
- Lauren Crain, ELN co-chair, Scholars at Risk
- Alissa Vladimir, ELN co-chair, Demos
- Margot Baruch, Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University
- Kyla Bender-Baird, CUNY Graduate Center
- Lauren Caruso, American Civil Liberties Union
- Prisha Dass, Demos
- Alexandra Fernandez, National Council for Research on Women
- Rose Gorman, New York Writers Coalition
- Beeta Jahedi, Philanthropy New York
- Christina Lalama
- Cora Picone, Friends of the Children NY
- Lily Rossow-Greenberg, NYU Wagner
Quotes (from Women's eNews article on launch of group)
"We've really seen evidence of a need for organizations and networks that focus on younger women," said Margurite Bouchner, a volunteer at the national council who works in the financial services sector. "There seems to be this gap between women in college and right out of school and then women who are established in their careers. We decided to make that our focus."
“The Council is trying to work younger, less proven, professional women into this scene with its two fledgling efforts, designed to provide careers boosts and group support.” Sarah Seltzer- Women's eNews correspondent
Members get together regularly to network and test their knowledge at a local bar's trivia night.
Schmooze & Booze: A Wine Tasting and Networking Event at Moore Brothers
Tuesday, July 31st, 6:30-8:30pm
Join the National Council for Research on Women's Emerging Leaders Network and The Young Professionals from the Metro Chapter of USNC - UN Women for a free wine tasting and networking event!
Next Generation Networking at Stonewall Inn
Thursday, April 5th, 6:30-8:30pm
NCRW's Emerging Leaders Network is hosting a joint happy hour with OffSprung, the young leaders group for Empire State Pride Agenda. Join the next generation of social justice leaders as we enjoy two-for-one drink specials while setting the foundation for future collaborative movement building! RSVP to email@example.com
The Nuts, Bolts, and Art of Networking with David Schacter at Philanthropy New York
David Schachter, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at NYU Wagner, led members of the Emerging Leaders Network and Philanthropy New York through a series of interactive networking excercises, emphasizing the importance of reciprocity in building your contacts. Read more about the event here.
Taking the Wheel at the Ms. Foundation for Women
Emily May (Hollaback) and Tiloma Jayasinghe (Sakhi for South Asian Women) shared their experiences as younger women founding and/or leading non-profits, tackling such issues as what to consider when contemplating founding a non-profit, maintaining work-life balance in a fast-paced non-profit career, and how to advocate for yourself throughout your career. Read more about the event here.
Pathways to (Non)Profit at Girl Scouts of the USA
NCRW's Emerging Leader Network collaborated with the Girl Scouts of the USA to host a panel featuring nonprofit leaders and young women on the nonprofit track. It explored the diversity of nonprofit career pathways and how we can generate excitement around them. Learn more about the event here, see event pictures here, and watch videos here.
Establishing Effective Mentorships at NCRW offices
Opportunity to join successful mentoring pair models in an open discussion on the difficulties and triumphs in finding and establishing mentoring relationships. Featuring Deborah Siegel, Courtney Martin, Khushbu Srivastava, and Vanessa Signh. Learn more about the workshop here and view photos here.
If you are a young professional in the nonprofit sector and wish to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.