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Jean Grant, AVP, advancement, selected to join leadership women’s Leadership America, class of 2015

Grant is one of 45 women competitively selected to explore “LEADING WITH A GLOBAL VISION”

Jean Grant, associate vice president of Advancement, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been selected to join an elite network of more than 5,000 women as a member of the Leadership America Class of 2015.

Jean Grant is one of 45 outstanding women leaders competitively selected from across the nation to participate in the longest-running women’s leadership development program in the US.  Throughout the year-long program, she will have the opportunity to broaden her perspective and enhance her recognized leadership skills as the program visits three of our nation’s key cities. Each city’s agenda will feature some of our nation’s leading decision-makers and future-forward thinkers who will provide our participants cutting-edge information to inform their professional and community leadership for years to come,” said Martha P. Farmer, Founding and Executive Director of Leadership America, now in its 28th consecutive year.

Launched in 1988 as the first nationwide program for women’s leadership development, Leadership America is patterned after its sister program, Leadership Texas, and is run by the Texas-based Leadership Women, Inc.  “Leadership America was started by our founders to allow women leaders the ability to expand their grasp and influence on the issues surrounding our nation and the globe.” said Candace O’Keefe Mathis, CEO of Leadership Women, Inc.

The theme for the 2015 program year is ‘LEADING WITH A GLOBAL VISION:  Strategic…Collaborative…Future Focused.’ “Participants will visit Atlanta, Seattle and Santa Fe where each city’s opportunities and challenges will provide glimpses into possible futures in the participants’ spheres of influence and suggest roadmaps for leading us forward as a nation and as members of the global society,” Martha Farmer added.

“We consider it a privilege to assemble these influential women leaders from a broad diversity of professional and personal backgrounds and provide them opportunities to consider new modes of listening; to seek new perspectives; and to imagine new collaborations that will provide new solutions to the challenges of today’s interconnected global society. We recognize it is necessary for today’s successful leaders to understand the cultural, social and economic shifts confronting all nations. The Leadership America experience informs, influences and inspires these women leaders to shape the future of our evolving nation and ever-changing world.”

Through the generous contributions of the Leadership America Program Sponsors, the program continues to provide the most up-to-date information on leadership and issues affecting our nation. Leadership America proudly recognizes Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as Program sponsors.

Leadership Women, Inc.

Leadership Women, Inc. (LW) was established in Austin, Texas, in 1974.  LW seeks to advance the power of leadership and legacy through programs that connect, inspire, empower and honor women. To extend LW’s message of strength and build bridges to and opportunities for women, LW founded Leadership America in 1988 and helped in the creation of complementary women’s programs in California, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, among others.  LW also established the nation’s first comprehensive women’s history museum, The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future, which opened in Dallas, Texas, in association with the Smithsonian Institution from 2000-2010. Since 1996, LW has been offering a series of national retreats for emerging women leaders called Leadership Pipeline.  In 2009, LW launched one day conferences and workshops.  Their Leadership International program traveled to India in 2013, South Africa in 2014 and will travel to Mexico in 2015.  For additional information please go to

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its second recognition in 2014, and its Washington, D.C. Campus received its first award in 2014. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit


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