Welcome to NAAWLI, Inc.
National African-American Women's Leadership Institute, Inc.
The National African-American Women’s Leadership Institute, Inc. is celebrating more than a decade of leadership development for professional African-American women.
Its mission is to equip African-American women with expert leadership capabilities and practical applications that result in heightened self-awareness, strategic business thinking and community impact.
The organization has a vision of educating and empowering African-American women leaders to serve as catalysts for global business and community transformation.
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NAAWLI’s mission is to equip African-American women with expert leadership capabilities and practical applications resulting in heightened self-awareness, strategic business thinking and community impact.
Our programs aim to equip African-American women to build their capacity as skillful and strategic contributors, creating and managing solutions at work, home and in the community.
The women who have graduated from the NAAWLI Leadership Program return to their workplaces, personal networks and communities with renewed spirits and strengthened leadership capabilities.
NAAWLI Fellows are taught to identify and reinforce their strengths while developing leadership strategies to make a greater impact within their orgranizations.
“Being a NAAWLI Fellow was one of the most rewarding developmental experiences I have had in my career. It was great to be with like-minded women, having safe personal and professional discussions. Those discussions and the speakers we were exposed to opened my mind like never before and freed me to review my life and true passions. I credit NAAWLI for enhancing my personal and professional strengths.”Stephanie Burton Rayborn, NAAWLI Class of 2008