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Navigating the path to becoming an executive-level manager can be challenging.
C-Suite executives not only need comprehensive business acumen, but they must be agile, resilient, and forward-thinking in order to make wise business decisions in an increasingly complex and volatile world.
The Emerging and Developing Global Executives (EDGE) program from the World Trade Center Institute helps business leaders get there. Its prestigious Bowe Fellowship is a unique opportunity for those with at least 10 years of experience. All are welcome; while most participants are hoping to join the C-Suite, some are already there but want to improve their skills. The cohort meets 10 times over 10 months, starting in September.
Many EDGE participants, called Bowe Fellows, praise the professional benefits; 67% have been promoted after finishing the program. But they also say they benefit personally, often because they end up feeling stronger and more confident about their place in the work world. Bowe fellows:
The EDGE sessions are led by business leaders and other experts from the WTCI network, all who are affiliated with Mid-Atlantic entities that work globally – such as Under Armour, McCormick, Stanley Black & Decker, Northrop Grumann and Abt Associates. See the cadre of speakers from the 2020-2021 program and check out the details about the 2021-2022 program.
Approximately 30 fellows are selected each year. The cost to participate is $10,000; some scholarships are available. Applicants must commit to attending all of the fellowship sessions, have the potential to grow within their business and be willing to be an active participant in the EDGE network. Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship program are due July 1st.
– Colin Clark of MyEyeDoctor, 2019 Bowe Fellow
Peter Bowe is a prominent leader in Maryland with a track record of operating a successful global business. He formerly owned Ellicott Dredges, the world’s leading manufacturer of portable dredging equipment. The company is based in Baltimore, MD and has facilities in four countries. He is passionate about global business, as well as teaching people how to be successful business leaders. He supports that passion through the EDGE program and Peter Bowe and Barbara Stewart Foundation, as well serving as vice chair of the WTCI Board of Directors.
* Bowe Fellow