This past summer I had the phenomenal opportunity of leading a cohort of five young women through a virtual version of the You Can’t Fail, Inc. Learning Community in Houston TX. The program is called Millennial Women Making Moves and is a leadership development program specifically designed to develop and accelerate the career paths of early- and mid-career professional women of color. As the third cohort to graduate from the You Can’t Fail, Inc. Learning Community, this group of women did not disappoint.
I worked with the executive director of Style Lottery who hosted this version of the program. Despite coming from different industries, backgrounds, and locations it was insightful and validating to see how similar all of their professional experiences and challenges were. In a follow up evaluation of the program with past cohort members, a constant theme was presented regarding the importance and need for cohort programs that foster community for professional women of color.
Caeresa Richardson is the Sr. Consultant for Emerging Leaders at Gwen, Inc. She is an energetic and driven leader who offers a unique and valuable perspective concerning the attraction, development, and retention of emerging leaders for clients at Gwen, Inc. She enjoys innovative and results driven methods that facilitates thought provoking and insightful client experiences. As a self proclaimed “Island Girl” her favorite vacation always includes sun, sand, and sea.
- Graduate Certificate Johns Hopkins University, 2011
- BS, Mechanical Engineering Syracuse University, 2007
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Project Management Institute