Women’s Leadership Incubator

Kickstart your leadership goals to make change happen over 12 weeks.

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How does it work?

Do you feel stuck about WHERE TO GO NEXT with your leadership?

Are you so busy supporting your team that you can’t find the headspace to THINK BIG PICTURE or vision?

Do you dream about TAKING A LEAP, but are afraid that you might fail? 

Do you struggle to MAKE TIME TO COMMIT to the very things that you know will support you? 

Are you burned out on LEADING, even though that’s what you want to be doing?

So what is it?

Equal parts coaching, leadership training, and mastermind – the Incubator is a 3-month group program designed specifically for women in positions of influence and leadership who are ready to take your leadership to the next level.

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During our time together,
you will:

Deepen your coaching skills.

Both provide and receive coaching from your peers.

Create breakthrough leadership goals.

AND watch yourself advance them.

Develop a network.

Find supportive, inspiring women who will help you take your work forward.

Workshop your challenges.

Gain wise insight, perspective and feedback from others in a space just for you.

Grow your confidence.

Face your inner critic, stop spinning, and start leading.

Space is limited!
Waitlist is open NOW for the Winter 2025 cohort.

Apply now to join our next cohort!

This is for you if you are:

  • Actively LEADING a team or organization OR are in a position of influence
  • Have a minimum of 5-10 YEARS of WORK experience
  • Committed to SOCIAL CHANGE and making a difference
  • Ready to GO AFTER YOUR GOALS for yourself and your team
  • Wanting to both GIVE and GAIN wisdom from other amazing women
  • Excited to BUILD your leadership network
  • Ready to INVEST in your self-care as a critical way to lead others effectively

How does it work?

Rooted in best practices for leadership development from Amanda’s 20 years of experience as a social change coach and consultant, the Women’s Leadership Incubator provides you with holistic support, coaching, and accountability to go big in your leadership. Here’s how it works:

1. You identify your leadership goals.

At the beginning of the program, you work individually and with the group to create 1-2 goals that you want to focus on. You'll also meet with Amanda one-on-one for a breakthrough coaching session to explore your goals, vision for leadership, possible barriers and ways past them.

2. You get bimonthly support & accountability from your group for 3 months in LIVE group sessions.

This is where the magic happens. Facilitated by Amanda, these live group sessions are your regular space to workshop challenges with your group, share your wins, face your fears, learn new skills, and receive coaching. You gain a personal think tank of advisors and champions that help you get to where you want to go.

3. You get regular video coaching from Amanda using Voxer

Maybe you hit a bump in the road and can't wait for the next group session. Or you just need a little extra encouragement when you fee stuck. Amanda supports you with regular video coaching for pressing challenges during the 3 months.

4. Get matched with a learning partner.

For additional networking and support, you will be matched with a learning partner or partners from your group. You choose together how you want to meet and when, with guidance from the Incubator.

5. Optional Bonus: Zoom Coworking

Sometimes it helps to do your work in the quiet company of others. For bonus accountability, WLI will run 1.5 hour drop in zoom co-working sessions during the course of the program. Drop in, share what you are working on - and get it done!

AND you will have access to recordings to all live group sessions, resources, tools and best practices we cover so that you can go back to your takeaways exactly when you need to.

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What content do we cover?

Every Incubator Group gains tools, readings, resources and training in these key areas:


Setting powerful goals and visioning:

Clarifying your purpose, identifying the big WHY behind your goals; setting right-sized goals.


Practices to quiet the inner critic and navigate limiting beliefs:

Identifying the fears, concerns, and beliefs you have related to your goals – and working with them from a place of curiosity, compassion and support. 


Leading/influencing across difference and power:

Exploring the different facets of your social/cultural identities and how these influence your leadership.


Self-care and sustainability:

Looking at what support and self-care practices you need so that you can show up to be your best self – for you, your community, and your team. 

The Incubator is designed to be responsive to the questions and themes that surface in the group.  Depending on the interests of the group, Amanda will also bring in additional content, resources and/or training material.

What’s the investment?

The Women’s Leadership Incubator is valued at $6600.

This is what you get:

  • Three 1:1 coaching sessions with Amanda to set your goals and vision for leadership (value = $400)
  • Six 1.5 - 2 hour facilitated training and peer-coaching sessions over 3 months (value = $4,200)
  • Regular video coaching support from Amanda (through VOXER) for 3 months (value = $2,000)
  • Your own personal think tank and support squad to help you go for your goals (priceless!)
  • Pairing with a learning partner from your group for increased accountability & support
  • Bonus option to participate in accountability zoom co-working sessions
  • Bonus Women’s Leadership Incubator access to resources, tools, best practices and recordings of all zoom sessions

Your ACTUAL TUITION for the program is:

$1500 - $2500 sliding scale 

The Women’s Leadership Incubator is a professional development program, designed to support you in becoming a more effective leader for yourself, your team and your community. We highly encourage you to ask your organization for professional development funds to invest in your leadership. We are happy to provide documentation to support that request.

WLI is offered on a sliding scale depending on your individual and organization access to financial resources. Check out the criteria here to find the rate that best fits your/your organization’s resources.



When is it happening?

The next Incubator will begin in February 2024 and meet on Thursdays over 12 weeks between noon - 2pm ET. Non-meeting weeks are devoted to taking action, reflection and practice. Before you apply, we ask that you check your calendar for possible conflicts. We ask that if you are accepted into the program, you make the commitment to attend at least 5 of the 6 LIVE sessions.

6 LIVE Group sessions:

Thursday February 8th, 2024

Thursday February 29th, 2024

Thursday March 14th, 2024

Thursday March 28th, 2024

Thursday April 18th, 2024

Thursday May 2nd, 2024
Coaching convos: February 12th to 23rd, 2024
1:1 Coaching Check-ins: week of April 1st 2024

Optional Co-working Sessions: Mondays from noon - 1:30 pm ET throughout the 12 weeks of the Incubator.

What is the time commitment?

During the 3-month program, we ask you to make a regular minimum commitment of 2 hours/week in support of your leadership development and goals. You will use that committed time to:

  • Participate in the LIVE zoom sessions, individual coaching and Voxer video coaching with Amanda.
  • Put into practice your action steps from your peer-coaching sessions and goal setting.
  • Complete the occasional prep or post work for the LIVE group sessions.
  • You are welcome to put in as much time as you want, of course! 2-hour commitment per week is critical for taking this work forward.

What’s the tuition for WLI?

WLI is offered on a sliding scale from $1500 - $2500 depending on your individual and organization access to financial resources. Check out the criteria here to find the rate that best fits your/your organization’s resources.

I’m interested in doing this with a friend/colleague/teammate. Would that be ok?

Absolutely! If you have a colleague, friend or teammate that you want to do this with, the program is a great fit. You will be able to develop a shared language and skill set with one another. 

I would like to ask my organization to pay for my participation as professional development. Do you have material I can provide that outlines the goals and outcomes of this program?

Definitely! We encourage all participants to use professional development funds to pay for this program. Please be in touch if you need documentation to show your employer or have questions about how to go about doing this.

Do I get to work with Amanda one-on-one?

Yes! In addition to the important work happening in your six LIVE group sessions, you will work with Amanda one-on-one during your individual coaching session at the beginning of the program, a mid-way check-in session, AND you have regular Voxer video coaching throughout to get support on questions/challenges specific to you.

What is Voxer?

Voxer is a free app that turns your phone or computer into a walkie-talkie. Using Voxer allows you to directly contact me in a private channel just for you, so that you can share ideas, ask questions, or get specific advice/coaching. Voxer enables you to reach out when you need the support and have a few minutes here or there, so you don't have to wait for our next group session if something comes up.

How many participants are in a cohort?

Cohorts are deliberately kept intimate to between 5 to 10 participants.

What kind of goals can I focus on in WLI?

Goals are wide-ranging from more personal to more professional. You define your goal with support from Amanda & the group. Past participants increased their fundraising, took on new leadership positions, restructured their boards, created new teams and more! Examples of goals past participants worked on include:

  • Identify new board members that will bring experience in fundraising to my board.
  • Raise $30,000 for organization by May 15.
  • Increase confidence in building relationships & supervising my direct reports.
  • Reduce my feelings of burnout & isolation in my role - bring joy back to my work.
  • Navigate my new role and increase my influence as a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Stop micromanaging my direct reports by adopting a coaching leadership style.

How do I know it's for me?

  • If you are in a position of leadership or influence in your organization and are ready to commit to taking your leadership to the next level, this is for you.
  • If you are ready to commit 2 hours/week for 12 weeks to go for your goals, this is for you.
  • If you are excited to deepen your reflection and coaching skills in a group program with other inspiring women leaders, this is for you.

Still not sure if this is it’s the right fit? Let’s chat – schedule a call with Amanda so she can address your questions.

What if I can’t attend the live group sessions?

We hope that you will attend all 6 sessions. However, we also know that life and work happen! We ask that you make the commitment to at least 5 of the 6 LIVE group sessions and clear your schedule to make that possible. All sessions are recorded and you will be able to watch a missed session on your own time.
If you know in advance that you will miss more than 1 group session, it may be better to wait for the next Incubator.

What's the structure for each session?

While the content will vary each LIVE session, the structure remains relatively the same. These key ingredients are integrated into the way we work together:

  • Resiliency and self-care practices
    We will explore different mindfulness, movement, and grounding practices to help us settle in, get present and focused for our important work together.
  • Checking in on your goals
    You will have exciting wins and also hit bumps in the road as you move forward. We want to hear about all of it! You will have a chance in every session to share wins, appreciations and challenges.
  • Leadership training
    What got you here, won’t get you there! We integrate frameworks, exercises and training rooted in best-practices for going after your goals, including: Setting purposeful goals; Navigating your inner critic; Leading/influencing across difference and power; Cultivating self-care and sustainability. Other topics will be included based on the interests of the group.
  • Peer-coaching
    Half of the fun is being able to learn from the incredible experiences and smarts of women in the group! We use peer coaching during our bi-monthly group sessions to support you in addressing the challenges and questions that surface along your leadership journey. You will both share your wisdom and also gain from the collective smarts of all the incredible leaders in your group.
  • Action planning
    We are invested in your success. Every session is an opportunity to reflect on what’s working, what’s getting in your way and what’s the next step that you want to take to move forward on your goals. 
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The Women's Leadership Incubator welcomes the diversity and inclusion of all participants regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, or religion. Cis and transgender women as well as non-binary candidates interested in exploring their leadership identity in a woman-centric environment are encouraged to apply. Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color candidates are encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that honors the unique backgrounds,

experiences, and perspectives of all our participants.

About Amanda

Amanda is a leadership development consultant, trainer, and executive coach with over 20 years of experience in developing the effectiveness of leaders and organizations. Using her expertise in mindfulness, emotional-intelligence, inclusive leadership and strength-based mindsets, Amanda has coached hundreds of women leading in social change organizations, small business, higher education, and philanthropy. As an entrepreneur and working mother with two small children, Amanda is passionate about supporting women in all types of leadership roles.  

Amanda holds an M.S. in Positive Organizational Development and a Certificate in Coaching for Emotional Intelligence from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She is a graduate of the Consultant Master Class with the Social Transformation Project; NPI's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Consultant Training; the Racial Justice from the Heart Trainer program; and the Playing Big Facilitators Training Program. Amanda also served as coach/facilitator for Million Dollar Women Masterclass for three years, helping women entrepreneurs scale their businesses.

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What Members Say:

The most valuable take-away for me has been building my confidence and really recognizing how to mobilize the allies/accomplices who lift me up when I'm wavering - including the women within the cohort.

- Maura Ackerman

Facilitator, Syracuse-Onondoga Food Systems Alliance

The group was an amazing resource of committed thoughtful women who helped me push myself with love and care towards my goals. The accountability of this group of women helped me prioritize my goals and dedicate time in between our meetings.

- Ellie Axe

Executive Director, Story Starters

I have changed how I meet with and lead my 3 direct reports & how I support their leadership goals. One of my direct reports has taken on a LARGE project for the association due to this.

- Caitlin Gibbs

Hockomock Area YMCA
Senior Director of Health Innovation

"The group of women was dynamic, each pursuing careers with a different focus, but each mission-driven. Amanda created a safe welcoming environment, and everyone opened up immediately, sharing vulnerabilities and bonding. We got to know each other as a whole person, and how each person's career fit into their lives. I looked forward to each session, it felt so good to do something for myself and to be learning and growing with a group of caring women."

WLI Member

"I'm so appreciative of the validation I've gotten from this group: in coming together and hearing experiences and in confirmation that I've got it, I'm doing well, I'm doing things right. I've not sought out a group of women and had that opportunity for a long time, and I've really relished in that."

Vanessa Reigler,

Executive Director, Aloha Foundation

How do I know what to pay?

WLI is offered at a sliding scale from $1,500 - $2,500 depending on your individual and organizational access to financial resources. We know that each organization’s and individual’s experiences with financial resources is different and complex. Please review the criteria below to determine the rate that best fits your circumstances. Reach out to amanda@amandasilver.com with any questions.

Organizational Rates:

If your organizational budget is...

  • Less than $ 500,000, WLI rate = $1,500
  • Between $ 500,000 – 1.5 million, WLI rate =  $1,800
  • Between $ 1.5 and $3 million, WLI rate = $2,200
  • Above $ 3 million, pay WLI rate = $2,500

Individual Rates:

If you will pay for WLI without financial support from your organization, please reflect on the following self-assessment questions to consider what rate to pay. This scale is sourced from AORTA coop:

  • Are you and your family homeowners or landowners?
  • Have you attended private education institutions or do you have an advanced degree? 
  • Are your bills or credit cards on autopay?
  • Have you not had difficulty accessing and affording healthcare or health insurance for you or your family members? 
  • Do you have little to no debt and/or do you have disposable income? 
  • Do you have a safety net composed of “financially stable” or wealthy friends?
  • Do you have U.S. Citizenship?
  • Does your income only support you and not other loved ones? 
  • Have you or do you expect to inherit money or property?
  • Have you (or could you have) attended college?
  • Have you (or could you have) attended graduate school?

If you answered almost all no, WLI rate = $ 1,500. 

If you answered more no than yes, WLI rate = $ 1,800. 

If you answered more yes than no, WLI rate =  $ 2,200. 

If you answered all or almost all yes, WLI rate = $ 2,500.

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