At its start in 2016, Leadership Camp began as a program for women leaders. The program emanated from MergeLane, a venture capital fund focused on companies with at least one woman in leadership. We felt the most immediate opportunity was to create a women's leadership development program, offering a place for women especially to use the principles of Conscious Leadership to work through leadership challenges and opportunities unique to women.
The Leadership Camp facilitators, Sue Heilbronner and Leah Pearlman, provided the perfect team to lead this specific training program for women executives, leaders and emerging leaders. Although we didn't think about it often, we realized there aren't many leadership training programs led by two women. It worked well.
After running a series of sold out Leadership Camps for Women, we opened Camp up to men. Female leaders began expressing an interest in bringing their entire leadership teams to Leadership Camp, and the gender restriction made that impossible. In 2018, we made the decision to make all of our Leadership Camps available to everyone. We wrote about our thinking.
Although all our camps are now for leaders of every identification, we still know that Leadership Camp is the perfect personal growth and leadership training program for women. Still led by two seasoned operators and world-class female facilitators, and still based on Conscious Leadership principles that speak directly to core tenets of inclusion.
"Across our portfolio companies are recognizing the importance of conscious leadership as a critical skill in developing their organizations.”
"This. $#!*. Will. Change. Your. Life."
"Before Camp, I thought I was going to leave my job. Now I'm more engaged than ever."
"Radical, refreshing, overdue, and a relief to finally relate to a leadership style."