Antioch University’s commitment in helping women achieve and experience expansive learning opportunities through this Women & Leadership Certificate Program is game changing for the university and our community.  I am thrilled to be a partner in advancing leadership strengths and in the development of women,  returning increased value to companies where they work and flourish.  Inspiring and enriching lifelong learning are shared values that great partnership are made of.

Graciela Montgomery, Chief Human Resources Officer
Decker Outdoor Corporations

“Antioch SB’s Women & Leadership Certificate Program is a timely program that integrates history, current challenges, and daily skills necessary to move forward as a woman in the workplace. The course could have been taught at any time in the past but only today are all the pieces so relevant in society. This curriculum should be high on any achieving woman’s agenda.” 

Marcia R. Cohen, LCSW, AUSB Board of Trustees, Retired Marriage and Family Therapist, Community Volunteer

“As a CEO, I was very interested in career development opportunities for mid-level managers that would broaden their vision and increase their awareness of values, ethics, and leadership. No such programs existed. The Antioch Women & Leadership Program fills this need. It is a compelling program that will enhance mid-level women managers’ contribution to their organizations and their capabilities for authentic leadership.”

Kathryn M. Downing, Executive Coach, Galileo Coaching; Former Publisher, CEO and President, Los Angeles Times

 Every generation of working women faces new challenges. Antioch University Santa Barbara recognizes the need to balance work and family concerns and the institutional barriers that still prevent women’s advancement. The AUSB Women & Leadership Certificate Program will provide strategies for our changing work environments: values-based leadership, mentorship, and new skills and abilities. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to grow professionally.

Hon. Susan Rose, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, ret. Human Rights Watch, Co-chair Santa Barbara Committee, McCune Foundation Board of Directors 

 The design of this values-based leadership program for women is outstanding. It provides exactly the kind of support women need to overcome internal barriers and advance in their careers. It has been a pleasure to work with the advisory team.

Victoria Riskin, Board Chair, AUSB Board of Trustees, Writer, Producer, Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch

 As a member of NAWBO, I am very encouraged by the new partnership with Antioch University Santa Barbara. The mission of NAWBO-CA is to empower and strengthen our chapters and all California women business owners to lead and propel the California economy. NAWBO is all about education and growth of the woman business owner. Having the opportunity to complete the Women & Leadership Certificate Program at AUSB is a major step in reaching our mission. This certificate program, and the scholarship that is being offered by NAWBO-CA and AUSB, is huge. I commend these two organizations for making this happen!

Sandy Allan, NAWBO-SB Administrator and Owner of Technology & Operational Solutions, Inc.

Antioch University Santa Barbara’s commitment to excellence in education, community, and impacting the common good make them the perfect partner for NAWBO-CA. Our women business owners are committed to the success of their businesses, public policy, community, and to their continued education. This new partnership will open up many doors for our members to not only continue their education, but expand their leadership development potential as well. I cannot wait to see what unfolds for these two great organizations!

Ursula Mentjes, 2012-2013 President NAWBO-CA

My first thought when I learned about the new Antioch Women & Leadership Certificate Program was “this is going to be huge; the impact of this program will be transformative for current and future women leaders.” My next thought was “as President of NAWBO-SB, we want to be part of the powerful synergistic energy associated with this program.” I am so excited about the partnership we have created with AUSB and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Judy Pirkowitsch, CRPC®, CDFA 2012 -2013 President NAWBO-SB,
Financial Advisor, Business Financial Advisor

AUSB’s innovative new Women & Leadership Certificate Program will promote the development of strong values-based leaders who will be able to skillfully navigate both public and private venues with the goal of building healthy communities. The Santa Barbara Foundation is proud to lend its support to this important new program.”

Martha Harmon, Sr. Vice President of Community Investments
at Santa Barbara Foundation