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Women's Future Leadership Academy

Thank you students and mentors for an outstanding year!

Please check back soon for information on the 2021-22 Academy.  

Students unable to attend live can view the recorded sessions. Click here to view!

Junior Achievement of New Jersey's Women's Future Leadership Academy is a free, weekly virtual course open to all New Jersey high school students.  

This collaborative series brings professional women from a variety of career stages and backgrounds together with students to share advice, learn new skills, and set goals for the future. The weekly activities feature interactive breakout sessions led by volunteer mentors that encourage all participants to learn, get involved and network, with topics designed to give the next generation of leaders the confidence and skills they need to dream big and reach their full potential.

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners, there is no cost to participate. 

Winter 2021
Click each title for session information and link to register.
January 19
Leading the Way: Executive Career Panel Insights, experience, and empowering lessons from a diverse and dynamic panel of NJ women leaders
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spring 2021 Student Registration
Students, click each title to register. 
You can register for as many sessions as you like, and there is no cost to participate.
May 25: Executive Career Panel
A dynamic and diverse group of successful New Jersey women
leaders share inspirational words of wisdom, how to overcome
challenges, strengthen emotional intelligence, and develop the
skills necessary to stand out as a leader.
June 1, 2-3pm:  Women in STEM: Developing a Growth Mindset 
Leaders with a growth mindset possess grit, perseverance, and embrace learning from failure- keys for success in STEM and high growth industries. 
June 8, 2-3pm: Communication and Conflict Management
Conflicts arise, and good leaders know how to handle them. Learn strategies for effective conflict management from the experts.
June 15, 2-3pm: Know your Worth
Volunteer mentors will help you build effective negotiation strategies that will help you ask for what you want and get what you deserve.
June 22, 2-3pm: Financial Empowerment with Structured Finance Association
Network and learn from leaders and mentors from SFA’s Women in Securitization initiative, discover how financial services fits into the real economy and everyday lives, and explore the wide range of jobs available and skills needed to pursue a career in the industry.
June 29, 2-3pm: Achieve your Goals
Map a plan of action and build the confidence to achieve your education and career goals in this inspirational closing session! Hosted by Johnson & Johnson's WiSTEM2D.

Student Resources

Earn JA's Certificate of Leadership! 

1. Attend or view five or more sessions

2. Submit a final project to jaofnj@gmail.com

Your project should express what you've learned, how you've grown as a leader, or how the program will help you reach your future goals. It can be a narrative, infographic, video, power point, short essay, storyboard, or anything that represents you. Be creative! Projects are not graded and there is no due date.

Volunteer Mentor Resources

Check out our College Intern Panel: Becoming a Leader!

“Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity of participating in this leadership program! I was able to learn so much about what it is like to be a leader and a problem solver alongside a group of like-minded women." -JA Women's Future Leadership Academy student

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