A SPONSORSHIP & MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE
Ensuring that the succession of leadership positions includes women!
How it began
In 2019, Imagine Theatre launched Women Lead – a sponsorship initiative aimed at highlighting local female leaders who are invested in empowering girls by supporting arts programming dedicated to championing gender parity in society. In 2022, the program evolved and a mentorship was added to this initiative. Our goal is to introduce the women behind female-led enterprises to girls in 5th grade to inspire them to aspire.
Just like our heroes
Imagine Theatre’s Warrior Queen Anahit the Brave tells the story of a young peasant woman as she transforms into a royal warrior. She inspires and champions the other women in her kingdom to do the same, and with their help, saves the country and her King from an evil invader.
The show will hold it’s World Premiere at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA this November and will spotlight such themes as courage, equality, friendship, leadership, and fortitude.
Much like Anahit’s story (our 2022 production’s heroine), your journey to leadership can galvanize the young girls of our diverse community. This initiative creates the remarkable opportunity for courageous and proactive women like you to have a direct impact on empowering a new generation of driven and confident young women.
How does this work
Members of Women Lead meet 5th grade girls from local schools at a pre-show event in November. The girls then have one week to tell us who they would like to visit at their workplace, and we make those arrangements for a one-time visit with you.
The Women Lead Sponsorship and Mentorship Initiative is designed to highlight and champion local female leadership in the private and public sectors with the goal of ensuring that the succession of leadership positions includes women by inspiring young girls to these careers.
To join, review our mission and vision statements, make a $2,500 tax-deductible donation to Imagine Theatre, commit to attending the mentorship evening event in November (date to be determined the first week of October 2022), and commit to hosting 5th Grade female student(s) for a one-time visit at your workplace by January 30th of 2023. See the flyer below for more detailed information.
Are you an employer who would like to sponsor one of your company’s female leaders? Write to us at email@example.com for details.