Dear NEWLI Supporter:

I am writing today to ask for your support of the New England Women’s Leadership Institute’s Scholarship Fund. This year’s theme is Blazing the Trail: Igniting Your Leadership Talent.

Since it’s inception in 2009, NEWLI has motivated and inspired hundreds of women to reach their full leadership potential. The world is realizing that women bring valuable and unique skills, knowledge, and talents to the workplace and the boardroom. NEWLI provides a venue for women to hone their skills, build confidence, and develop professional networks.

The Scholarship Fund helps women to attend NEWLI events who may be in a transition due to being laid off, suddenly having to go back to work, or in a cash flow crisis.

For example, Pam came to the Summit on scholarship having lost her job several months earlier.  Depressed, older, and unable to find work, her confidence was at an all time low. As a consequence of networking at the Summit, Pam found a mentor who helped to revise her resume. Within a few months she found some contract work that carried her throughout a year. At the end of that year she became employed full time.

Over and over, women who attend the Summit, or any of the other leadership workshops, leave feeling motivated and inspired. Many attendees walk in the door with low self-confidence, anxiety about the future, or just feeling stuck. At a NEWLI event women hear about new ideas, make strategic contacts, participate in discussions, develop their voice in a supportive atmosphere, and find their courage.

Quite simply, your donation to the Scholarship fund will open up the horizon of possibility for women who are desperately in need of encouragement and assistance. Your gift can make the difference for a woman who wants to move forward.