The 6-month 2023 Guiding Leaders Program training initiative elevates women dentists who are looking to become leaders in the industry.

Glidewell announced that due to high demand, applications have opened early for the 2023 Guiding Leaders program, a leadership development opportunity designed to help women dentists excel in nonclinical areas.

“The dynamic environment of Guiding Leaders is dedicated to advancing the participants’ knowledge of business, communication and team building,” said Stephenie Goddard, chief executive officer at Glidewell. “We are honored to elevate these women and their potential through the immersive courses.”

Guiding Leaders is a monthly, in-person training initiative in Newport Beach, Calif, that focuses on empowering women and giving them tools to expand their roles in the industry. Applicants who are selected will participate in a curriculum from May to October that emphasizes leadership development, practice management, public speaking, negotiating, financial planning, case photography and brand enhancement.

The success of the 2019 and 2022 Guiding Leaders programs presented by Glidewell sets high expectations for the upcoming 2023 program.

“Guiding Leaders was a life-changing experience,” said Noha Nour, DDS, 2022 Guiding Leader. “It allowed me to push myself out of my comfort zone and grow into a more seasoned dentist and business owner.”

The third annual Guiding Leaders program launches this upcoming May. All women dentists who live in the United States or Canada with five or more years of clinical experience are invited to apply. Applications must be submitted by March 17, 2023.

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