Capital Leadership Initiative

2013 Leadership Development Award Winner

Capital Leadership Initiative Junior League of Raleigh

The Junior League of Raleigh

The Junior League of Raleigh won the 2013 Leadership Development Award for its Capital Leadership Initiative, which locally confronts a national issue by offering leadership training to women in the community.

Program Goal

This program is designed to offer leadership training to local women in order to reverse the trend of women being underrepresented in corporate leadership positions.

Program Description

This nine-month program trains women in everything from financial planning and motivating others to governance and communication skills, all of it applicable to their lives in the office, at home, and in the field as volunteers. To accomplish the task, the League partnered with Northwestern Mutual Financial, which provides financial support as well as participants.

The program is open not only to members of the Junior League of Raleigh, but also to members of other North Carolina Leagues as well as area businesses and not-for-profits. It’s priced at $150 for League members and $200 for community members.


Since its start in 2010, the program has touched nearly 100 women and remains one of the only programs of its kind in the state. In final evaluations, 100 percent of participants have reported that the program helped them achieve their personal goals.