March 5, 2019
YWCA Greater Cleveland and Ursuline College announce a new partnership to offer a joint leadership certification to professional women looking to further develop their careers. This certification will become an additional offering of YWCA’s Women’s Leadership Institute.
For eight years, YWCA Greater Cleveland has offered the Momentum leadership development program, a transformative learning opportunity for women in mid- to upper-management roles who aspire or are new to executive leadership.
The YWCA Ursuline Leadership Certification will create even more access to leadership development for the students of Ursuline College and the Northeast Ohio community. For the first time, Momentum participants have the option of earning one, two or three graduate workshop credits. Those who earn three credits may then enroll in two additional courses at Ursuline and earn the YWCA Ursuline Leadership Certification. Further, they will be eligible for a Momentum Scholarship, which would allow them a 33% tuition reduction for any graduate or certificate program at Ursuline.
Further information is available on the YWCA website.
The partnership comes at a time when YWCA Greater Cleveland is in the midst of providing 150 years of service to the Cleveland community and just as Ursuline College is approaching its 150th anniversary in 2021.
Women’s empowerment has been part of YWCA’s mission since its founding in 1868. The current Women’s Leadership Institute was launched in 2004 and has more than 1,000 women graduates from Northeast Ohio’s publically traded corporations, small to large private business, and leading nonprofit organizations.
“This is an exciting partnership for women and organizations who turn to us for leadership development. This is a new important tool for the war on talent—by ensuring top talent is being developed,” says Margaret Mitchell, President & CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland.
Ursuline College has been educating and empowering women since 1871. “We at Ursuline are delighted to be able to help mid-career professional women advance in their fields as ethical, confident, and enterprising leaders,” said Ursuline President Sister Christine De Vinne, OSU, PhD. “With our shared mission of promoting women’s leadership, YWCA Greater Cleveland and Ursuline College are poised to offer women tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth.
About YWCA Greater Cleveland
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Greater Cleveland was established in 1868. It is the seventh oldest YWCA in the country and one of the oldest continuously operating nonprofits in Cleveland.
YWCA is committed to the empowerment of women, but our organization is not comprised of only women—or serving only women. YWCA has women and men as members, volunteers, supporters and leaders of the organization. Our programs serve women and men, young adults, adolescents and children. We also provide services to other nonprofit organizations and the business community.
About Ursuline College
Ursuline College is an accredited liberal arts college rooted in Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social justice. Ursuline educates students for service, leadership and professional excellence through an array of undergraduate, graduate and degree-completion programs in the liberal arts, nursing, and professional studies. At Ursuline, women-focused undergraduate programs and co-educational graduate and degree-completion programs foster lifelong learning. The College offers 11 sports competing at the NCAA Division II level. www.ursuline.edu