An incubator of women leaders

“The CLUB Incubator is an advocacy program. We’re creating a peer group of bright, ambitious, resilient women who are an important part of the future of Silicon Valley” 

- Laraine McKinnon, founder of The CLUB’s Incubator program 

About the CLUB Incubator Program 

The Incubator helps talented women propel their career growth and personal potential. Our annual program begins in January and brings participants ("Incubees") through a structured path of action steps that build purposefully. Key areas of work ("honeycombs") include: furthering your career development, refining your personal brand, expanding your public profile, building out your network, giving back to the community of professional women, and preparing to sit on boards. 

Unlike a mentoring or coaching program, the Incubator designs actions on behalf of Incubees to enable recognition for their expertise and leadership. The Incubator inspires women to take their leadership to the next level, and to give back - within the CLUB community and across their own network - to strengthen the pipeline of women leaders.

Ideal candidates have developed their expertise, typically have 12+ years of experience, already serve as role models, and are eager to share their views and expertise publicly.

The Incubator in the Press:

In 2016 the CLUB Incubator program was highlighted in an article by Fast Company: Why Women from Apple, Facebook, And Tesla Are Joining This Silicon Valley Incubator.


Meet the women of the Incubator program here.

Read the Incubator Blog:

"Wisdom of Women" is the blog from the CLUB Incubator

Follow an amazing group of leaders as they share their expertise and observations. Learn from their experience and hear what it takes to succeed in fast-paced, innovative Silicon Valley and beyond.

Leaders of the Incubator:

   Laraine McKinnon                                                    Kristi Royse                                                        
   Founder, The CLUB Incubator Program              Executive Coach & CEO                                 
   Founder, LMC17                                                        KLR Consulting

How to apply:

The application for the Incubator 2020 program is due November 30, 2019.

 Incubator Application

Contact for more information.

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