Glidewell opened applications for its 2024 Guiding Leaders program to help women dentists develop as practice owners and leaders.

Due to high demand, applications have opened early for Glidewell’s 2024 Guiding Leaders program. Returning for its fourth year, Guiding Leaders is an in-person business and leadership development initiative designed to empower women dentists to expand and improve their practices by discovering their unique strengths.

Guiding Leaders helps women dentists become key influencers, through peer networking and instruction from top subject matter experts. Selected applicants will explore the nonclinical side of dentistry during the six-month curriculum, which runs from May through October at the Glidewell campus in Southern California.

Guiding Leaders features interactive courses, symposia, and individual sessions with experienced executive coaches. Topics include leadership development, practice management, public speaking, negotiation training, personal branding, and financial planning.

“When I have to describe the program in one word, I always say life-changing,” said Rebekah Browder, DDS, 2023 Guiding Leader. “Going into it, I was not sure what it was going to be like. It ended up being so much bigger than my wildest dreams. When I looked around at the other women in the program, I thought this is impressive company.”

Guiding Leaders visionaries and program directors recognized a need to elevate women dentists. Each year they come up with new ways to build on the existing progress.

“Guiding Leaders was designed to ignite participants’ passion for business acumen, enhance their communication skills, and cultivate a profound sense of teamwork,” said Stephenie Goddard, chief executive officer at Glidewell. “I can’t wait to witness the incredible growth and transformation that awaits each participant on this empowering journey.”

The fourth 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 2024.

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