How Women Lead is curating a powerful leadership experience for 25 global women leaders we believe have the potential to influence the trajectory for women in business, journalism, philanthropy, justice and civil society. Influential women leaders from around the world will come together in Cuba to explore what is possible for women through elevated leadership and connectivity. A deep dive into the rich history, art, music, cuisine, and culture on this unique Caribbean island will inspire our own leadership thinking and connectivity as a group. We have chosen Cuba as a perfect backdrop for breakthrough thinking and new connections.
Daily mindfulness, leadership discussions and open space technology will structure an exploration of purpose, leadership and impact:
25 women leaders connecting with Cuban women in a curated leadership experience in Cuba.
Meet Cuban women who lead.
This invitation-only, State Department approved person-to-person travel experience features the voices of Cuban women entrepreneurs, leaders and activists and is designed to be transformational. When we step out of our rush, experience a cultural immersion, experience the arts and meet people who are leading in a different context, we become more open, creative and ready for new ways of thinking.
Break-through to new levels of personal and professional leadership.
Stepping away from the everyday and experiencing a unique cultural immersion with other women leaders is the backdrop for our leadership journey. Professionally facilitated sessions and inspirational exchanges will ensure maximum impact and lasting professional connections.
personalizing your leadership journey
Our team of leadership coaches and consultants will get to know you before the trip so that we meet your own priorities for the travel, the leadership and person-to-person experience, as well as your perspective and vision for global women’s leadership. This will give us the information and develop a framework for your compelling leadership journey and provide us with information to share with others on the trip.
INTRODUCTION TO CUBA
Before the trip we will suggest a variety of books and articles that are optional but can help you get the most out of the trip. We will bring great books and articles for you to share throughout the week about Cuba, its arts, romanticism, culture, and politics.
KICKOFF IN MIAMI
We will arrive in Miami from around the world on Saturday and meet at 6pm (arrive by 5pm to ensure time to check into the hotel and join us for 6:30pm dinner) to kick off our journey. We will have dinner with independent Cuban journalist. We will have a block of rooms at a favorite Miami hotel and host you for dinner where we will get to know each other, review the itinerary and goals for the week. We encourage you to come a day early if you would like to enjoy the beautiful Miami beaches.
CUBAN IMMERSION, CONNECTIONS, & YOUR JOURNEY
We have secured the services of a very experienced Cuba tour operator who is customizing the person to person exchanges and Cuban travel for us. They will have expert guides who will give us first class support so we can focus on enjoying Cuba and our own leadership journey.
Returning refreshed, inspired, & connected.
Our vision is that through this shared experience, we will return home as a powerful, connected force capable of transforming our communities and businesses and elevate the lives of women. In addition to the retreat, quarterly follow-up gatherings will solidify breakthroughs and professional connections, with an analysis of progress at the one-year anniversary.