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EQ Essentials

Emotional Intelligence is widely recognized as a critical competency for effective leadership. Known by its shorthand “EQ,” the term is now firmly planted in our business lexicon. The concept of EQ underscores the fact that intelligence and subject matter expertise are merely starting points for leadership development.

Target Participant: Early Career, Mid Career

Course Starts: April 9
Locations: Virtual
Applications Due:
April 1


NextUP™ is an interactive and team-based leadership development program for high-potential women early in their careers. The program zeroes in on overcoming traditional roadblocks and strategies for achieving enduring success in a new job or assignment.

The Importance of Relationship Building

Getting ahead takes more than hard work. Successful leaders are relationship builders and rely on more than technical skills and knowledge to advance their careers. NextUP gives participants the opportunity to foster strategic connections that can accelerate their professional growth.

Target Participant: Early Career

Course Starts: April 5
Locations: Virtual
Applications Due:
March 29

Just Released!

Inforum’s Michigan Women’s Leadership Report is a biennial snapshot on the status of women at the highest levels of governance and leadership in Michigan’s public companies.

The 2024 Report is a collaborative initiative between Inforum and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. It follows 11 previous reports produced biennially since 2003 that track the advancement of gender diversity in the boardrooms and C-suites of the Michigan companies ranked by revenue and market capitalization.

Click here to read more.

Upcoming Events

You Belong Here: A conversation with Kim Dabbs

Join us for a captivating fireside chat with the esteemed author Kim Dabbs, as she delves into the transformative themes of her latest book, “You Belong Here: The Power of Being Seen, Heard, and Valued on Your Own Terms.” In this intimate gathering, we’ll explore the profound journey towards self-acceptance and genuine connection that Kim so eloquently explains within the pages of her work. Prepare to be inspired, challenged, and uplifted as we embark on an exploration of belonging, authenticity, and the profound impact of being truly understood. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to engage with Kim Dabbs and discover the power of claiming your rightful place in the world!

April 9, 2024; 4 – 6 p.m.
Cost:  $10 Members , $20 Nonmembers
The Westin, Southfield

Inner Circle

Inner Circle celebrates our region’s most accomplished and admired women – those in the “inner circle” of business, civic, and community – and gives them an opportunity to share practical know-how and inspire leadership in others.

This event provides a forum for small-group dialogue that taps into the wisdom of female leaders and helps women deepen their professional networks by making strategic connections. The conversations are lively and fun and offer both inspiration and guidance. The ticket price includes dinner and drinks.

April 11, 2024; 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost:  $50 Members , $70 Nonmembers
Cascade Hills Country Club, Grand Rapids
Click here to view the list of honorees

April 18, 2024; 5 – 8:00 p.m.
  $50 Members , $70 Nonmembers
Glen Oaks Country Club, Farmington Hills
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