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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                             Heather McDougall

July 9, 2015                                                                                                                                                                  director@globalleaders.info

Raleigh Powerhouses Join Forces to Launch Women and Innovation Intensive 2-Week Program

Leadership exCHANGE and e51 today announce the inaugural 51 (Kăt l- īz er) program, an intensive two-week boot camp that seeks to build the Triangle’s pipeline of women innovators and increase inclusivity in the local entrepreneurial community. The program is also powered by the Citrix Startup Accelerator, HQ Raleigh, the ThinkHouse, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation.

51 (Kăt l- īz er) will take place August 1-15, 2015. The program, which is open to local and international participants, will provide leadership training, coaching, mentorship, design thinking, and customer development principles to high-caliber females aged 18-30.  

Highlights of the two-week program include:

  • Design Thinking boot camp taught in partnership with the Citrix Startup Accelerator

  • One-on-one partnership with expert female mentors during and after program

  • Tours of Triangle startups and corporations

  • Tailored networking opportunities, including a closing Happy Hour at Citrix August 14, 2015.

A limited number of spaces exist for the highly competitive program.  Applications and nominations can be submitted at: http://www.globalleaders.info/allprograms/51.  

51(Kăt l- īz er) is also accepting sponsorships for female entrepreneurs of limited financial means (likely from a developing country). Organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring a participant may please contact Ryan Finch at ryan.finch@globalleaders.info