We ignite women to lead with confidence.

About LOTT

Women’s leadership training remains an important need in Minnesota and nationwide. Challenges to women’s leadership persist. Twenty years ago there were five women leaders of Fortune 500 Companies; in 2018, there are 24. Eighty-six percent of the people in the political pipeline to state and national executive leadership are men. While women are entering and graduating from college in greater numbers it is not translating into pay equity for women and particularly not for women of color.

Women lead differently than men. Women in politics tend to be more coalition-based and regardless of party affiliation tend to pay attention to issues related to children, education, and domestic policy more often than men. Women leaders in corporations tend to be more corporate-focused and see success and responsible corporate citizenship as part of successful performance, beyond simply individual achievement.


Women in public policy tend to be more able to organize communities around seminal issues. Women’s leadership is essential to balance and ensure broad success of our political institutions, corporations and communities.

LOTT is primarily implemented through a fellowship program designed to develop women-identified individuals’ potential to lead professionally, personally, and in their communities. The fellowship includes intensive seminars, mentor pairing, networking, and a community engagement project. In 2018, LOTT began a strategic planning process. Based on this process, LOTT is taking a strategic pause from offering the fellowship in 2018-2019 to focus on the work that was identified as a priority over the next year. Our priorities that will guide us over the next year includes diversity and inclusion, board governance, and financial stability. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our work.

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