Launching this June!

TECH TRAILBLAZERS ACADEMY

Empowering women leaders in technology and other male-dominated industries to achieve their highest professional potential.

Launching this June!

TECH TRAILBLAZERS ACADEMY

Empowering women leaders in technology and other male-dominated industries to achieve their highest professional potential.

Launching this June!

TECH TRAILBLAZERS ACADEMY

Kim Jones giving speech on leading in the 21st century

Empowering women leaders in technology and other male-dominated industries to achieve their highest professional potential.

About the Academy

THE FOCUS

Previously being offered only through university-level courses, speaker events, and organizational engagements, Kim Jones' powerful message for women leaders is now being presented as an intensive program.

Tech Trailblazers Academy offers a pioneering, multi-modal leadership program where participants will:

Delve into the fundamentals of 21st-century leadership

Cultivate strategies for thriving in male-dominated workspaces

Hone the skills needed to lead with confidence at their fullest potential

Make a difference by crafting inspiring visions and fostering inclusive, engaged teams

About the Academy

THE FOCUS

Previously being offered only through university-level courses, speaker events, and organizational engagements, Kim Jones' powerful message for women leaders is now being presented as an intensive program.

Tech Trailblazers Academy offers a pioneering, multi-modal leadership program where participants will:

Delve into the fundamentals of 21st-century leadership

Cultivate strategies for thriving in male-dominated workspaces

Hone the skills needed to lead with confidence at their fullest potential

Make a difference by crafting inspiring visions and fostering inclusive, engaged teams

Nicole McMackin

“What students learn from Kim has helped them further their leadership effectiveness and career aspirations in tech.

I’ve worked with Kim since I launched ITC’s CIO Certification for Women program in 2018, where she serves as our expert speaker on gender equity and tech culture topics. With each cohort that goes through the program, Kim creates new and engaging sessions on subjects relevant to women aspiring to reach the CIO position.

The students (women in IT leadership) love Kim’s classes because of her relatability, the quality of her content, and her engaging speaking style. Leveraging her own experiences as a former CIO and cultural anthropologist, she breaks down complex topics that impact their careers as women, and makes them understandable and actionable."

– Nicole McMackin, CEO, Irvine Technology Corporation

Nicole McMackin

“What students learn from Kim has helped them further their leadership effectiveness and career aspirations in tech.

I’ve worked with Kim since I launched ITC’s CIO Certification for Women program in 2018, where she serves as our expert speaker on gender equity and tech culture topics. With each cohort that goes through the program, Kim creates new and engaging sessions on subjects relevant to women aspiring to reach the CIO position.

The students (women in IT leadership) love Kim’s classes because of her relatability, the quality of her content, and her engaging speaking style. Leveraging her own experiences as a former CIO and cultural anthropologist, she breaks down complex topics that impact their careers as women, and makes them understandable and actionable."

– Nicole McMackin, CEO, Irvine Technology Corporation

THE APPROACH

Participants will learn and build community in a small group cohort of influential peers and leaders. They will engage in a number of learning modalities to explore relevant leadership principles, including:

Two individual coaching sessions with Kim to set goals, review results of assessments, and track progress

Bi-weekly on-demand online content

Bi-weekly group learning sessions and hotseat coaching

Professional goal setting and milestone tracking

All activities will occur in a small cohort of professional women to facilitate learning and to create a strong network of support

A 3-day, culminating leadership retreat held in Carmel, CA, with gust speaker and wellness activities

Each course is limited to 15 women to create a brave, trusting, and connected community of women leaders and is by application only.

THE APPROACH

Participants will learn and build community in a small group cohort of influential peers and leaders. They will engage in a number of learning modalities to explore relevant leadership principles, including:

Two individual coaching sessions with Kim to set goals, review results of assessments, and track progress

Bi-weekly on-demand online content

Bi-weekly group learning sessions and hotseat coaching

Professional goal setting and milestone tracking

All activities will occur in a small cohort of professional women to facilitate learning and to create a strong network of support

A 3-day, culminating leadership retreat held in Carmel, CA, with gust speaker and wellness activities

Each course is limited to 15 women to create a brave, trusting, and connected community of women leaders and is by application only.

Norma R.

“Kim is highly experienced and qualified in this subject matter.

Kim clearly outlined the course subject, and she created a space of psychological safety in our class allowing students to openly share and participate in discussions. She is highly experienced and qualified in the subject matter. This made learning interesting and impactful.”

- Norma R., Director, Information Technology & Creative Design,
California Association for Bilingual Education

Norma R.

Kim is highly experienced and qualified in this subject matter.

Kim clearly outlined the course subject, and she created a space of psychological safety in our class allowing students to openly share and participate in discussions. She is highly experienced and qualified in the subject matter. This made learning interesting and impactful.”

- Norma R., Director, Information Technology & Creative Design,
California Association for Bilingual Education

PARTICIPANT TAKE-AWAYS

This program equips participants with the skills they need to reach their highest leadership potential in industries with predominantly male workforces. Takeaways include:

A professional brand that leverages each leader's unique strengths, values, and passions

Critical skills needed to lead and inspire inclusive teams in 21st-century workforces

Tools to cultivate strong internal and external networks to leverage professional impact

Enhanced confidence, executive presence, and communication capabilities

Strengthened strategic thinking skills that translate into a compelling vision, execution approach, and roadmap

Skills for successfully navigating environments common in male-dominated industries

PARTICIPANT TAKE-AWAYS

This program equips participants with the skills they need to reach their highest leadership potential in industries with predominantly male workforces. Takeaways include:

A professional brand that leverages each leader's unique strengths, values, and passions

Critical skills needed to lead and inspire inclusive teams in 21st-century workforces

Tools to cultivate strong internal and external networks to leverage professional impact

Enhanced confidence, executive presence, and communication capabilities

Strengthened strategic thinking skills that translate into a compelling vision, execution approach, and roadmap

Skills for successfully navigating environments common in male-dominated industries

Tiffany B.

“Kim is such an amazing speaker and leader.

She speaks in a way that each of us can relate to, and her content is very informative and relevant for each of us.”

- Tiffany B., Senior Director Business Engagement, IT Applications,
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Tiffany B.

“Kim is such an amazing speaker and leader.

She speaks in a way that each of us can relate to, and her content is very informative and relevant for each of us.”

- Tiffany B., Senior Director Business Engagement, IT Applications,
Tyson Foods, Inc.

About Kim Jones

Before rising to divisional CIO at Farmers Insurance Company, Kim held multiple executive level roles at Fortune 250 companies over her 25-year career. She now coaches leaders to reach their highest professional potential, focusing on working with professional women seeking to rise in the leadership ranks. Kim also provides executive coaching to leaders looking to make greater impact through their work, is a speaker on core 21st century leadership skills and building inclusive cultures, and is a gender equity advisor to companies committed to fostering the advancement and wellbeing of women in work. Kim is a mentor to high potential women in IT, serves as faculty for the Women in Leadership – CIO Certification program sponsored by Irvine Technology Corporation, and is an instructor for UCLA Extension’s Technology Management Certificate Program (TMP), where she leads courses on building more engaged and inclusive STEM cultures.

Kim holds a master’s degree in anthropology, MBA, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge. She is an ACC-certified coach through the International Coaching Federation and is a Gallup certified strengths coach. She holds additional certifications from Hogan, MHS, and from the Yale University School of Management, Women’s Leadership Program.

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About Kim Jones

Before rising to divisional CIO at Farmers Insurance Company, Kim held multiple executive level roles at Fortune 250 companies over her 25-year career. She now coaches leaders to reach their highest professional potential, focusing on working with professional women seeking to rise in the leadership ranks. Kim also provides executive coaching to leaders looking to make greater impact through their work, is a speaker on core 21st century leadership skills and building inclusive cultures, and is a gender equity advisor to companies committed to fostering the advancement and wellbeing of women in work. Kim is a mentor to high potential women in IT, serves as faculty for the Women in Leadership – CIO Certification program sponsored by Irvine Technology Corporation, and is an instructor for UCLA Extension’s Technology Management Certificate Program (TMP), where she leads courses on building more engaged and inclusive STEM cultures.

Kim holds a master’s degree in anthropology, MBA, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge. She is an ACC-certified coach through the International Coaching Federation and is a Gallup certified strengths coach. She holds additional certifications from Hogan, MHS, and from the Yale University School of Management, Women’s Leadership Program.

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Your Investment

THIS INTENSIVE PROGRAM REQUIRES COMMITMENT AS FOLLOWS:

Approximately 1-3 hour time commitment per week for 6 months

Attendance at online 2-hour bi-weekly group coaching and learning sessions

Bi-weekly on-demand digital course consumption and completion of associated assignments

Financial investment of $6,700 (Initial launch price only - standard rate of $9,700 applies with subsequent programs)

Your Investment

THIS INTENSIVE PROGRAM REQUIRES COMMITMENT AS FOLLOWS:

Approximately 1-3 hour time commitment per week for 6 months

Attendance at online 2-hour bi-weekly group coaching and learning sessions

Bi-weekly on-demand digital course consumption and completion of associated assignments

Financial investment of $6,700 (Initial launch price only - standard rate of $9,700 applies with subsequent programs)