Frequently asked questions

What is VEST?


VEST is a network of influential women committed to supporting one another through our career journey and building power collectively by working together to expedite the pipeline of women in positions of power. We make it easy to gain proximity to other influential women so you can grow your network, be top of mind for opportunities, and learn from the experiences of other women. Our extended network use us as a talent bank and trusted pipeline to fill career opportunities, board appointments, investment and public speaking opportunities.




How does the membership work?


In addition to being part of an incredible network of influential women, every month VEST curates some of the top executive and professional coaches from across the country and hosts exclusive member-only events. Monthly discussions are designed by women for women and they focus on the issues precluding us from reaching positions of power and influence. We also host monthly breakout sessions for more intimate discussions.




Is VEST location based?


No. We understand now more than ever women need flexibility. We intentionally designed our services to be remote, flexible and accessible. All of our coaching sessions are handled virtually. From time to time we host in-person events sponsored by our partner organizations in the markets where we have member concentration. Our VEST Her app enables members to look up, connect and chat with one another, RSVP and keep track of upcoming events.




How do members engage?


We provide plenty of opportunities, forums and tools for members to get to know each other and network in a way that suits their needs and crazy schedules.




What are the fees?


We have three different Membership tiers, Emerging Leaders $2500, VPs $4050 and C-suite $5400. Most of our members have their employer cover the fee. Here is a template letter you can use to ask your employer to cover the VEST Membership fee.




What is the benefit for employers?


VEST Membership is far more cost effective than the traditional $25,000 for a 6-month engagement with an executive coach, or upwards of $7,000 for a three-day conference plus travel fees. Harvard Business Review placed the median Executive Coach cost at $500/hour with a range of $200-3500 per hour. Most coaches expect you to book a minimum set of hours for an established period of time. What makes VEST different is we are providing top tier coaching in an affordable and collaborative manner. Members are sharing sessions with other members while expanding their network and learning from the experiences of other women.