Bowe Fellowship

Position future leaders for success

Do you want to join the C-Suite?

Navigating the path to becoming an executive-level leader can be challenging.

C-Suite executives not only need comprehensive business acumen. They also must be agile, resilient, and forward-thinking in order to make wise business decisions in an increasingly complex and volatile world. 

The World Trade Center Institute's prestigious Bowe Fellowship helps people with at least 10 years of business experience get there. It is a unique opportunity for those hoping to join the C-Suite and others who are already there but want to improve their skills. The fellows participate in our Emerging and Developing Global Executives (EDGE) program, which meets once a month for 10 months.

Apply by May 31st

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 (which start in September), have the potential to grow within their business and be willing to be active participants in the Bowe Fellowship Alumni Network.  The deadline to apply for the next cohort is May 31, 2023.

Fellowship at a Glance

Many Bowe fellows praise the professional benefits of participating in the EDGE program; 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:

  • Learn skills related to negotiating, communicating persuasively, acting decisively, being innovative and deepening emotional intelligence
  • Hear directly from business leaders about challenges and opportunities related to global supply chains, the global economy, working with different cultures and more
  • Build long-lasting working relationships with peers and industry leaders through the Bowe Fellowship Alumni Network 
  • Gain access to WTCI member-only networking events

Learn from the Pros

Learn from the Pros

The program 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 Grumman and Abt Associates. See the cadre of speakers from a recent program and check out the details about the current program.

Top Reasons to Participate:

  • Position yourself for a higher-level leadership role at your business
  • Be part of a sought-after network of like-minded global business leaders
  • Increase visibility for your business
  • Draw attention to the positive impact of Mid-Atlantic companies, government agencies, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations locally and globally

Faces of WTCI

Supercharged Networking and Partnership

A tumultuous youth taught him the value of foreign aid and put him on a path to helping others. Today, the networking superstar calls Maryland home and is always looking for partnerships for Catholic Relief Services and to build his personal network, making him a perfect fit for the Bowe Fellowship.

This wasn’t something that people sign up for and come and go as they please. It wasn’t a development opportunity that you’re required to do. Everyone was there because they really wanted to be there.” 

 – Shannon Hatmaker of Under Armour, 2021 Bowe Fellow

Fellowship Founder:
Peter Bowe

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 Bowe fellowship and Peter Bowe and Barbara Stewart Foundation, as well serving as vice chair of the WTCI Board of Directors.

EDGE Program Founder Peter Bowe chatting with Fellow Board Member Tabata Gomez

Bowe Fellowship Advisory Board

  • Nina Bankova: vice president of global engagements & fellowships, WTCI and advisory board chair *
  • Peter Bowe: retired CEO, Ellicott Dredges
  • Jim Doub: principal, Miles & Stockbridge
  • Tabata Gomez: president of hand tools, accessories and storage, Stanley Black & Decker *
  • Bruce McIndoe: president, McIndoe Risk Advisory
  • James Hayes: vice president of global government affairs, Tenable *
  • Barbara Stewart: founder, Bowe-Steward Foundation
  • Dan Whelan partner, RSM *
  • LaToya Superville: director of supply chain and innovation, McCormick *
  • Tim Purinton: executive director, The Nature Conservancy-MD, DC
  • Peter Stanford: managing director, Cushman & Wakefield

* Bowe Fellow

Need More Info?

For more information about the Bowe Fellowship, contact Vice President of Global Engagements & Fellowships Nina Bankova.

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