Congratulations, your application to join VEST has been approved. Here is a quick overview of all the benefits and what you can expect by becoming a VEST Member.
WHAT IS IT?
VEST is a powerful network and private community of influential women learning from and with each other while working together to expedite the pipeline of women in positions of power.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
VEST Members have access to exclusive monthly sessions with nationally recognized leaders, opportunity boards, carefully curated content delivered weekly and more. Previous speakers include Michelle King, Former Chief of Inclusion at Netflix, Stephanie LeBlanc, Head of Inclusion at Google, Christina Cassotis, CEO of Pittsburgh International Airport and Esther Aguilera, CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association.
Through the VEST App, members keep up with sessions and connect with other members in a remote and flexible environment. This enables Members to be top of mind for business and career opportunities. Members have invested and done business deals together. Promoted and hired one another. Appointed each other to boards, and more.
WHAT ARE SESSIONS LIKE?
To get a glimpse of what VEST Sessions are like, check out the VEST Her Podcast where we explore the invisible barriers holding women back in the workplace and share stories of women building power collectively.
IS VEST LOCATION BASED?
No. We have members from across the country and we understand, now more than ever, women need flexibility. We intentionally designed our services to be remote, flexible, and accessible from anywhere. All of our sessions are handled virtually. Through our app you can also watch previous sessions. From time to time we host in-person events in the markets where we have concentration.
WHAT IS THE COST?
VEST (one time) joining fee is based on your career level:
Emerging Leader: $2,500
After you are vested for a year, you can renew your membership for just $250. Most members have their employee cover the first year joining fee out of the organization's professional development budget. Here is a template letter you can use to ask your employer to help you cover your joining fee.
READY TO JOIN?
Login into VEST Member Dashboard and complete your onboarding.
Women need to be part of cultivating the next generation of leaders. VEST connects, develops and elevates women. I'm proud to be part of it.
Marie Rocha, Managing Director Realist Ventures and VEST Founding Member
We must work together to steady the ladder stabilizing women's ascent and to repair the broken rungs on the ladder complicating the climb to executive positions.
Kathy Taylor, Former Mayor of Tulsa
and VEST Founding Member