How are Ellevate Squads different?

Research shows that belonging to a group of supportive, like-minded peers helps you identify and achieve goals that would be difficult to reach on your own. A strong group acts as a support system, gives you external feedback, and holds you accountable. Together, the group’s knowledge, network, and power is greater than the sum of its parts.

You may have heard of Mastermind groups; Ellevate Squads follow similar guidelines, and make it easy to build meaningful relationships with professional women who’ll help you get to the next stage of your career.

Squads not only make investing in yourself a habit - they make the most of that investment. 

Ellevate Squads can help you...

Avoid the dead-end coffee dates.
Trying to network, but busy? Get the most out of your time by building ongoing relationships with a group looking to do the same.

Get outside of your normal circle.
Your Squad will get you - but will also offer insights and unbiased, candid advice from inside other companies, industries, and backgrounds.

Purposeful, focused, and efficient.
In less than the time it takes for a lunch break, make investing in yourself through professional development a part of your routine.

Ellevate Squads are not… 


Homogenous communities of group-think.
Ellevate Squads are intentionally diverse, created with a balance of different backgrounds, achievements, and goals. This bring unique solutions to light and surfaces strategic opportunities.

For women with extremely unpredictable schedules. 
We expect Squad members to show up each week to support their Squad; missing one or two meetings is understandable, but if your schedule is too busy to support weekly meetings, consider applying when you’re able to invest more time in yourself.

Somewhere to only focus on yourself.
A balance of give and get is important. You’ll have specific moments to share your goals, but  you should listen and give to the group proportionally, without dominating the conversation.

All Squad Members agree to our Code of Conduct: 

Squads are a confidential space for you to support each other, to share your goals and challenges, to celebrate your wins, to clear your roadblocks and to hold one another accountable. Please keep Ellevate’s Values top of mind: be respectful, value the diversity of the group, practice gratitude, and search for action-oriented solutions.

We expect that you'll support your Squad by attending weekly video calls; by submitting an application, you are committing to this investment in yourself and others. If you unexpectedly can no longer attend weekly calls, please change your selected meeting time or withdraw your application.