Lead Innovate FAQ

Lead Innovate FAQ

General

  • What is the Lead Innovate program?
    Lead Innovate is one-day interactive workshop for college level women and recent graduates seeking to explore their core attributes, strengthen skill-sets as well as discover and develop their leadership abilities. It allows for participants to engage and evaluate how they interact with others in various situations as well as lead teams through collaboration activities. The workshop helps to offer insight into core areas necessary to succeed in today’s diverse workforce. It also serves to identify and cultivate invaluable tools to help each participant make significant contributions to any organization and ultimately support their career success.
  • What is the purpose?
    The primary goal of the program is to provide an invaluable experience related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Participants will have an opportunity to explore an array of topics from communication and collaboration to management and inspiring others. With leading industry professionals as mentors students develop solutions to real-life challenges. We’re creating a unique opportunity for the exploration of thoughts and actions to cultivate leaders.
  • When and where is it being held?
    The program will be held Monday, December 8th from 8 am ~ 5 pm at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California.
  • Who can participate?
    College women whether 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students and recent graduates are invited to participate. We encourage applicants across disciplines interested in learning about diversity and inclusion and how to be an effective leader.
  • What is the cost?
    The program is 100% free! All we ask for your enthusiasm, honest efforts, collaborative spirit and positive attitude. Continental breakfast, lunch and Happy Hour (non-alcoholic beverages) provided.
  • What is the schedule?
    The workshop is from 8 am – 5 pm. Registration is from 8 am – 8:30 am. We will provide continental breakfast and lunch. The day will also include panel discussion, pitch presentations and Happy Hour networking with leading professionals.
  • What project must be completed during the program?
    During the program students work in teams to create solutions to real diversity and inclusion challenges. Participants can use on-line resources, graphics, photos, videos and other resources. At the end of the program teams will be expected to present their solutions to peers and a panel of industry professionals. Each solution will be evaluated.
  • What if I don’t have any experience in the subject?
    No prior knowledge or experience is required. If you are willing to learn and full of ideas there are people eager to teach you what you need to know and put your brilliance in motion.
  • What do I need to bring?
    Please bring a laptop, power supply, and above all else your energy, collaborative spirit and brainpower. If you don’t have a laptop computer, you’re still welcome to attend. Participants form teams and collaborate with mentors through brainstorming, research, execution and presentation.
  • What do I wear?
    The attire is business casual.
  • When and where do I register?
    Registration is now open. To apply simply fill out the form and include a link to video (1 minute or less) sharing your thoughts on diversity & inclusion and how the workshop will benefit your career goals. You will receive an invitation to attend the workshop no later than December 1st. Acknowledgement of application being received is not considered an invitation.
  • How many applicants are invited?
    We will invite 30-40 participants. We will also have a reserve list in the event an applicant we’ve invited are unable to participate. We ask that if you’re invited and your plans change to notify us immediately. As space becomes available we can send out additional invitations
  • What is the criteria for being invited?
    College women whether 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students and recent graduates are invited to apply. Our applications committee will invite students based on aspects like; thoughts, interest, background, area of study. You must also provide a video (1 minute or less) sharing your thoughts on diversity & inclusion and how the workshop will benefit you personally and professionally? The primary goal is to have our participants reflect our diversity and inclusion mission.
  • When will applicants be notified?
    We will send invitations to applicants on a rolling basis. All invitations will be sent by December 1st.
  • Do you have to live in Los Angeles to attend?
    Participants must be local or able to pay their own travel expenses.
  • Is there a waiting list?
    Yes, we call this our reserve list and the applicants on this list will be notified of any changes immediately. Reserve applicants must be prepared to participate upon short notice. Those who are on the reserve list will be notified prior to the event of their status.
  • Who is hosting the program?
    B~STEM Project’s Lead Innovate program is presented by CBS Entertainment Diversity.

More Questions?

Contact us at: [email protected]