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Why Ellevate?

Why Ellevate?

What do we do?

Ellevate Network is a global network of professional women committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity.

We believe that when ambitious professional women get more opportunity — to have a voice in important conversations, to have a seat at the table where decisions are made, to steer our collective economic power towards that which we care about — it ultimately benefits everyone, and leads to a more equal world.

To us, that means more opportunities for everyone. It means no more harassment. It means equal pay. It means a fair shake at success. It means access to clean water, wherever and whoever you are.


Why?

We believe that now is a time for us to be intentional about changing the statistics, and we’re willing to do the work to make it happen.

Because of these beliefs, we also work with companies committed to gender diversity. With our  corporate partners, we have a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.


What makes us different?

Our community is like no other. 21 years strong and developed on the basis of women supporting women, it has evolved into a cross-industry, cross-experience group of ambitious professionals who are committed to seeing one another succeed.

We’re intentional about our Values:

  • There is power in diversity - We value different perspectives and recognize that they help us grow. We challenge the norm to make diversity a reality.
  • We work to make the world a better place - We believe that the world can change for the better and we are making it happen. We don’t wait for others to do it.
  • Community lifts us up - We use the power of teamwork to solve problems. We communicate openly and work together to elevate each individual.
  • We practice gratitude - We’re passionate about the work we’re doing and recognize that we’re privileged to be doing it.
  • Honesty, integrity & respect, always - When in question, we always default to the“most respectful interpretation” of a situation.
  • Be authentic - We believe in the power of being accountable to our work as well as our personal lives. We work to make everyone comfortable presenting their genuine selves inside and outside of the workplace.
  • Action is important - We get things done - without freaking out.

These Values drive all of our actions as a business - whether it comes to our diverse hiring practices, seeing everything through a lens of benefiting our community, or just“taking care of business” - we always make sure that we’re staying true to these Values.

Do they sound good to you?


Take the Member Pledge

It’s a special kind of woman who raises her hand to be a part of this community.

We continue to hear from the women at Ellevate that they appreciate how intentional everyone here is about helping other women. This is not by accident, we have cultivated a community that is on the same page - people who are invested in your success and are interested in providing the opportunities you need to make it happen.

  • Here, you’re going to meet the right people. Hopeful, optimistic, and action oriented. Since everyone is here for a reason, members continue to show up.
  • You don’t have to create a network of your own, because we’ve done the work for you.
  • Everyone is here because they actually want to support other women. It’s that simple.


Our Member Pledge:


As a member of Ellevate Network, I pledge to invest in myself as well as speak up and take action in support of other professional women.
I am willing to have courageous conversations about the role of women in business and advocate for myself and others in my personal and professional life.
I believe in the  Ellevate Network Values of diversity, authenticity, honesty, integrity, and respect; gratitude, community, and action -- and am committed to upholding them.
Signed: ________________

The difference is in the details.

  • The women in our community are not anonymous - they’re real people who have your back.
  • We’re intentional about including people here who come from all walks of life: however you identify, as long as you’re ambitious and committed to helping other women — you’re welcome. This is an inclusive community.
  • We’re cross-industry, for a reason. We believe that diverse perspectives lead to smarter decision-making, and we love providing them for you through the special connections to the expert women in our network.
  • We are actively testing and innovating solutions to your toughest career moments. Our programs take place every single day(just check the calendar), and will work for you whether in your local chapter or online.
  • What makes us different is never more clear than at our annual Mobilize Women Summit, where you can actually connect with the right people in the room, hear from diverse voices that aren’t typically heard at other summits, and walk away with actionable steps in your own life to make equality real. We do what we say we’re going to do — ask the people who have attended.

Introduce yourself to the community here.



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