Explore the LOTT Program
Shaping the Next Generation of Leaders
In 2009, LWV Minnesota relaunched the LOTT Program with an expanded outreach. The program consists of the LOTT Fellows Program and LOTT programming throughout the year. The expanded LOTT Program leverages the resources of LWV Minnesota, our members and our experience, to capitalize on many new ways leaders can chart their paths, find their voices and achieve the goals that will lead to their self-defined vision for their future.
Women's Leadership Challenges
Women's leadership training remains an important need in Minnesota and nationwide. Challenges to women's leadership persist. Twenty years ago there were 5 women leaders of Fortune 500 Companies; today there are 12. 86% 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.