Courage. Authenticity. Vision.

The BOLD Women's Leadership Network is a pioneering program cultivating courageous leadership in young women during the college years and beyond. BOLD focuses on facilitating opportunities for women’s career development and networking through scholarship funding, programming, and post-graduation fellowships. Ultimately, the program will empower young college women to become leaders in their life and careers after college.



A BOLD Legacy

Funded and supported by The Pussycat Foundation, the BOLD Network was established in the spirit and legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine. A trailblazer, instigator and staunch feminist, Helen was unapologetically herself and believed that every girl, every woman should have the space to do the same while pursuing an education, building a career and achieving her life's ambitions. 

This incredibly diverse group of dynamic young women have the opportunity to show up as who they truly are as they cultivate the skills to create the change that only they as women in collaboration can make.
— Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D., BOLD Founder
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