WINGS for Growth was formed when Founder and CEO Varsha Waishampayan, quit her wall street career of 28 years to enact her father’s advice to teach and follow her passion of empowering women leaders. She was joined by her Co-Founder, Senior Advisors, and team members in this mission.
What do we see:
Endless mentoring with no measurable success
Lack of outcome-based methodology
Lack of a personalized learning environment that caters to a mentee
Lack of good mentors/teachers who are willing to invest their time outside work
Inability to use what you learned in the short term on the job or outside work
How do we get there?
Set up an expert team to develop our leadership model and methodology
Register ourselves as Non-profit
Establish low-cost operating model
Develop Mentor and Mentee criteria and recruit them
Our long term vision:
Establish WINGS as a leadership institute for women executives and offer thought leadership on developing women leaders globally.
WINGS for Growth is a nonprofit organization created to promote and nurture women leaders in the workforce, and help realize the dreams of the budding entrepreneur. More than half a billion women have joined the global work force over the past 30 years. It is time for women’s voice to be heard as influencers in important areas such as international affairs, national politics, health policy, and environmental sustainability. We need to nurture the next generation of women visionaries and leaders.
From Wall Street to the White House there is an increased focus on gender equality. According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
We are industry and company agnostic and our holistic approach to mentoring focuses on leadership skills instead of job promotions, internal mobility or internal corporate culture.
The democratizing impact of technology has played a profound role in opening up unprecedented possibilities for women’s growth. This trend will accelerate, help change social norms and stereotypes, and reduce inequality.
WINGS for Growth is a platform for cross industry mentoring with outcomes based methodology for highly driven career women. As a nonprofit WINGS’ mission is to bring senior leaders, expert coaches and selfless volunteers unified on a purposeful journey.
Values guide us on what’s important in our lives
We are driven by our philanthropic focus, creativity, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurial spirit which will help us grow.
We support changes in the workplace to allow women and men to have successful careers and a fulfilling family life. Women should not feel constrained because they take on a bigger share of the responsibilities at home.
We practice thinking independently while respecting all points of view which is true diversity. Gender diversity is equally important and we believe more women in leadership roles have an overall positive impact.
We encourage women to develop their own leadership style that leverages their strengths and traits, which will enable them to lead with confidence.
We want to learn from and leverage the work of other organizations with similar goals
WINGS for Growth’s social impact is overseen by a Board of Directors, Advisory Council Members, Leadership team who deeply believe in the cause of empowering more young women in leadership.
Our team reflects the unified strength and purpose of our mission while representing thought leadership, diversity of experience and expertise. We strive for happiness in collaboration in our great cause.