WINGS RISE2021-12-13T19:03:39+00:00

The WINGS Signature Leadership Development Program is based on mentoring supplemented with learning opportunities and workshops. The program benefits mid-career professional women. Based on this model, WINGS is well positioned to help marginalized or underserved communities of women; for example, formerly incarcerated women, reentering the workforce, women in families struggling with financial stability or women struggling to improve their employment potential.​

There is no other investment that
has the kind of social multiplier effect that early education has.
It is an incredible thing to nurture and watch grow and spread.

- Shakira

WINGS Multiplier Effect

Successful graduates of the WINGS for Growth signature program know how important it is to ‘pay-it-forward’ and, as a result, would like to help others and create a multiplier effect. Therefore, we have developed the RISE program, a Reach Initiative for Social Empowerment.

How Does It Work

RISE offers a partnership for nonprofits with a mission to empower women.​
Our partners identify women qualified for a 3- month journey focusing on improving skills and building confidence, with the goal of helping them find meaningful employment. ​
This mission-critical initiative offers opportunities for women to rise and enter the workforce with higher confidence and an unstoppable drive to excel. ​
RISE initiative brings our tried-and-true offerings including mentoring, coaching, group workshops, and projects, helping your constituents who have a desire to grow and lead. ​
WINGS partners with nonprofits that primarily focus on vulnerable and disenfranchised women. The partnership opens opportunities for our mentees to work as Mentors and a leaders with our partners, allowing them to fulfill our goal of creating a multiplier effect.



  • High touch mentoring approach
  • Mentoring best practices
  • Program orientation
  • Workshops to practice career skills
  • WINGS community that fosters sisterhood
  • Graduation upon successful completion
  • Cultivate the culture of paying forward

Skills They Will


  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills
  • Personal branding
  • Public skills
  • Communication skills
  • Being true to yourself
  • Work and life balance



  • Mentor the mentor session for mentors
  • Mentoring or group mentoring
  • 1 workshop per month
  • Project kickoff
  • Work on a project – optional
  • Monthly networking – optional
  • Graduation

Our Coaches


Dr. Ansley Lamar

Owner, LaMar Educational Enterprises, LLC and Professor of Psychology, New Jersey City University


Victor Manickam

Chairman and Founder of Victor Manickam Knowledge Group


Poonam Gupta

Human Design Educator, Victor Manickam Knowledge Group


Tal Fagin

Certified Live Coach, Tal Fusion LLC


Shiyen Shu

Executive Coach, Dream. Dare. Lead, Adjust Professor, University of Toronto

How Can I Get Involved?

    There are several ways that you can participate and support this impactful program;

Donate to support the work we do

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Volunteer by either participating as a mentor, known as a Change Leader, or facilitating a workshop to help the Protégés

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Sponsor Us

Sponsor the program and employment opportunities through your company

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This program is part of the WINGS Neighborhood. This is a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.