The Emerging Leaders Network identifies and cultivates a diverse group of promising future leaders and downtown advocates. The program, which began in 2022, allows the Nashville Downtown Partnership to nurture our growing downtown community through education and fellowship, raise awareness of issues and topics that impact the region's economic engine and the city's most vibrant neighborhood, and encourage civic participation.
PARTICIPATION QUALIFICATIONS & CONSIDERATION:
Program participation is offered as a benefit of NDP's membership program and offered to qualifying employees of dues-paying member companies. Participants are accepted annually for FREE participation in this one-year program. The selection criteria considers the following:
Employment at a downtown company that is an active Corporate Member with the Nashville Downtown Partnership (requirement)
Leader in one's field or in the community (early or mid-career status)
Affinity for civic participation/community relations
Interest in and commitment to downtown matters including economic development, neighborhood vibrancy, public-private partnerships, urban planning
A member of a minority group at large or within one's field (gender, race, ethnicity, ability, etc.)
*Limit of 2 program participants per qualifying company each year
Applications are no longer being accepted for 2023. For inquiries of interest contact Jeanette Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emerging Leaders Network meets every other month for a total of 6 programs throughout 2023. Each event consists of a light reception/happy hour, time for visiting and networking, and an educational presentation.
February 1, 2023
April 5, 2023
June 7, 2023
August 2, 2023
October 4, 2023
December 6, 2023
The inaugural class of 2022 featured participants from the following companies:
Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon
Broadway Entertainment Venues
CA South Development
Fifth Third Bank
Freeman Webb Companies
Lowry Group, LLC
MP&F Strategic Communications
Nashville Predators & Bridgestone Arena
Nashville SoundsNational Museum of African American Music
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Please contact Jeanette Barker at email@example.com for questions or inquiries.