Women's Leadership Mentoring Program

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Women's Leadership Mentoring Program

About the Program

In an effort to have women be represented in the City of San Antonio’s leadership ranks the way they are in the overall workforce of the organization, the Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program (WLMP) was launched in 2014. WLMP strives to develop and encourage female leaders within the City organization.

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Goals

The foundation of WLMP is built on five key goals:

  1. Ensure professional growth and development to benefit individuals and the organization
  2. Provide an avenue for women in the organization to develop and demonstrate their leadership abilities
  3. Provide networking opportunities to enhance teamwork in the organization
  4. Promote an environment that recognizes the value of women’s contributions in the organization
  5. Create a pool of internal candidates and strengthen organizational succession planning
How it works

The Program is geared toward mid-level female professionals and managers who are preparing for executive leadership positions within the City organization. Each year, several hundred employees are invited to apply for approximately 30 openings.

Once selected, program participants are paired with a female City executive for a year-long, one-on-one mentoring relationship. They also attend a speaker series featuring local women leaders and participate in a group project that benefits the City organization. WLMP strives to develop talented female employees who are ready to take on leadership; removing barriers to women advancing in their careers; encouraging best practices; and retaining promising talent.

Participants & Mentors

Mentor and participant, group photo, and small group discussions

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2019 WLMP Conference

The Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program is proud to host its inaugural conference for City employees on November 1. With the theme of ‘Developing Women Leaders,’ the conference breakout sessions will focus on strategies to identify and address:

  • workplace gender bias,
  • understanding silos and how to overcome them,
  • how women can successfully negotiate and advocate for themselves,
  • methods to empower the self and others, and
  • strategies for identifying and pursuing mentors.

City of San Antonio District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagrán will serve as the conference’s keynote speaker. Her position as a highly successful elected official in San Antonio will certainly set an empowering and positive tone for the entire conference. City employees are invited to join us at the conference as their schedules allow.

Note for City Employees: Employees must seek approval from their supervisor and follow departmental procedures to attend this event. With supervisor permission, employees can participate on work time, and any time that falls within their regularly scheduled day will be considered paid time.

Conference Registration

This event is free to City employees, but registration is required due to space. Registration details coming soon.

Save the Date! Developing Women Leaders: WLMP Conference 2019 - November 1, 2019, at Phil Hardberger Ecology Center. Be on the lookout for more details coming soon!