At Ellevate, we believe that our differences make us stronger and the same core belief holds true for Squads. We strive to create Squads that are diverse, but balanced. Because of this, we don't create Squads based on a single industry or job title. In your Squad, you may be matched with women include women who are similarly driven and focused, but who may have different backgrounds, achievements, and goals from you. The opportunity to connect with women who see things from perspectives is key to finding solutions and identifying different actions you can take to elevate your career.
Squads are picked based on information you share in your Squad Application; this includes your meeting availability, your preference to be matched with members in your Chapter (or across different Chapters), and your interest in volunteering as the Squad Mod.
To make sure we match you with a group that shares your professional interests, we encourage you to update your Member Profile with your Professional Goal and Expertise. The more you share, the easier it will be for us to match you with peers who can advise you on your goals; you'll also make it easier for your fellow Squad mates to get to know you and get introduced to your career goals.
Don't worry if a colleague from your company also applies to the program. We make sure a company is only represented once per individual Squad; we do this to help you feel more comfortable with speaking openly about your current career context.