Women of Color Leadership Circle Application Deadline


March 27, 2020

The Anna Faith Jones & Frieda Garcia
Women of Color Leadership Circle

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women."
- Maya Angelou

We are happy to announce the launch of the Anna Faith Jones & Frieda Garcia Women of Color Leadership Circle, facilitated by Kelly Bates, President, and Aba Taylor, Racial Equity & Training Practice Lead of Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC). This program, designed by a team of women of color leaders, is inspired by the friendship, vision and close partnership of two groundbreaking women of color leaders: Anna Faith Jones and Frieda Garcia, the former President/CEO and Board Chair, respectively, of the Boston Foundation

The Women of Color Leadership Circle is a six-month cohort program that honors the leadership, strength and resilience of women of color who do incredible work within their communities, and provide them with a cherished space to share challenges and opportunities. We envision the Women of Color Leadership Circle as a safe space for belonging, fellowship, learning, unlearning, self-care and restoration, where participants can share their challenges and frustrations and learn and grow from one another's experiences. 

Program Offerings

  • Six monthly day-long sessions for women of color to develop professionally 
  • Nine hours of executive coaching for each participant 

Program Goals 

  • Build networks, deepen connections, nurture leaders and communities, and foster collaboration
  • Provide professional development support that is responsive to the experiences of women of color leaders in the nonprofit sector
  • Raise the visibility of women of color leaders who are often overlooked
  • Support women of color leaders to further develop their leadership and professional goals
  • Create a safe space for fellowship, belonging, learning and self-care

For more information, including participant criteria, program curriculum and background, please visit

If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to Andrea Madu, Senior Program Associate, Nonprofit Effectiveness at or at 617-338-2608.

Registration deadline: 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Learning area: 

Racial Equity


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