Application will  be accepted from now until August 10th.

Circles has a shared vision with the Women's Fund of Omaha, a community where every woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

Circles Mission statement:
Circles is a diverse network of women leaders who support the mission of the Women’s Fund. Through Circles, women cultivate authentic relationships and leverage a community that supports and empowers each other.

Circles Inclusion Statement:
Women’s Fund Circles is intentional about creating a community that builds safe and affirming spaces to empower women of all identities.

Circles members can expect:
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Relationships that will last well beyond the three years of active membership
  • To serve as an ambassador for Women and Girls in the community through work with the Women's Fund

Expectations:

Circles members serve a 3-year term. Each class is limited to 30 members. The attendance requirement for membership is attendance of at least 75% of the monthly meetings, committee meetings as needed, participation in a group project (first year requirement only), and attendance in least two Women's Fund events a year. In addition, we require a $100 donation to the Women's Fund, scholarship opportunities are available.
Applicant Information:

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* 1. Applicant Information:

Have you applied for Circles in previous years?

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* 2. Have you applied for Circles in previous years?

If you have attended Women's Fund and/or Circles events in the past, please list them in the space provided.

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* 3. If you have attended Women's Fund and/or Circles events in the past, please list them in the space provided.

Which of the following best describe your job function?

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* 4. Which of the following best describe your job function?

Employment & Community Service. We are looking for how you have displayed leadership throughout your career and within your community. Examples could be direct reports at work, leading a project, creating change within an organization, relationships you have cultivated, among others.
Please provide a description of your professional experience. Please keep answer under 250 words.

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* 5. Please provide a description of your professional experience. Please keep answer under 250 words.

Explain the responsibilities of your current position. Please keep answer under 150 words.

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* 6. Explain the responsibilities of your current position. Please keep answer under 150 words.

How do you collaborate with other departments or organizations and how has that benefited your organization. Please keep answer under 300 words.

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* 7. How do you collaborate with other departments or organizations and how has that benefited your organization. Please keep answer under 300 words.

Describe your professional development goals and where you would like to see yourself in five years. Please keep under 250 words.

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* 8. Describe your professional development goals and where you would like to see yourself in five years. Please keep under 250 words.


Please list up to three community engagement activities in the past two years and your involvement, formally or informally.

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Please list up to three community engagement activities in the past two years and your involvement, formally or informally.

Share two examples of ways in which you’ve been a leader in your current organization or community. Please keep under 250 words.

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* 10. Share two examples of ways in which you’ve been a leader in your current organization or community. Please keep under 250 words.

Given that relationships is one of the core strengths members say they gain from Circles, please give an example of how you built successful relationships through your community involvement or work place. Please keep under 250 words.

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* 11. Given that relationships is one of the core strengths members say they gain from Circles, please give an example of how you built successful relationships through your community involvement or work place. Please keep under 250 words.

Describe your greatest strength and how this strength would enhance relationships created within Circles. Please keep under 150 words.

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* 12. Describe your greatest strength and how this strength would enhance relationships created within Circles. Please keep under 150 words.

Why are you interested in joining Circles and what do you hope to receive out of relationships created? Please keep under 150 words. 

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* 13. Why are you interested in joining Circles and what do you hope to receive out of relationships created? Please keep under 150 words. 

What is your vision of the ideal community for women to thrive and any steps you have taken to advance this vision? How do you see women leaders in Omaha supporting and empowering each other? Please keep under 350 words.

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* 14. What is your vision of the ideal community for women to thrive and any steps you have taken to advance this vision? How do you see women leaders in Omaha supporting and empowering each other? Please keep under 350 words.

Do you anticipate any challenges with the attendance requirements, which are to attend 75% of monthly meetings, committee meetings as needed and at least one Women's Fund events per year?

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* 16. Do you anticipate any challenges with the attendance requirements, which are to attend 75% of monthly meetings, committee meetings as needed and at least one Women's Fund events per year?

Are you interested in a scholarship to help cover the participation cost?

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* 17. Are you interested in a scholarship to help cover the participation cost?

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