Women and Color — Speaker Bootcamp #002
Hello there!

Women and Color is hosting the third cohort of their speaker bootcamp!

The bootcamp will cost $500 and will be hosted in downtown Toronto (exact location to be announced) on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 from 9am to 5pm. Participants will undergo a 2-day intensive training course designed for diverse, modern leaders who are ready to amplify their voice and elevate their influence through meaningful public speaking opportunities.

For more information: https://bootcamp.womenandcolor.com

**Applications are due by Tuesday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m.**

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All applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Experience: What personal and professional experience does the applicant have?

Enthusiasm: How enthusiastic is the applicant to attend the bootcamp and uncover their potential as a public speaker?

Effort: How much effort has the applicant put into crafting their application responses?

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No prior speaking experience is necessary.

Our speaker bootcamp is open to women, people of colour and members of the LGBTQA+ community.

Ideally, you have 3+ years of work experience in the tech industry and have a compelling story to share or something insightful to teach.

A maximum of 20 students are accepted into each cohort. All applicants will be notified if they've been selected to move forward or not.

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Want to add something extra to your application? Complete the application form below and then at the end of the form, there's an option to submit a short 2-minute video of you telling us a little bit about yourself and why you'd like to be a part of our next Speaker Bootcamp cohort.

You can not submit a video instead of a written application but instead as a way to complement your application and better showcase your personality!

Good luck!
Email address *
Full name *
Your answer
Do you identify as a woman? *
Do you identify as a person of colour? *
Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQA+ community? *
What gender pronouns do you use? *
Job title *
Your answer
Organization *
Your answer
Which city do you live in? *
Your answer
How many years of work experience do you have? *
Getting aligned
Why are you interested in becoming a speaker? *
Help us understand what's driving your motivations.
Your answer
How would you describe your current speaking experience? *
This will help us better curate the course material.
Never spoken before
Experienced speaker
What topics are you a subject matter expert of? *
E.g. web development, product design, digital marketing, etc.
Your answer
What's currently keeping you from speaking at events? *
Why aren't you speaking at events already? Or, what's keeping you from speaking at more events?
Your answer
What do you expect to gain by participating in this bootcamp? *
We want to ensure we're aligned with your expectations and provide value.
Your answer
What are your top three areas of interest? *
This will help us determine what we should focus on more.
Availability and accessibility
The bootcamp will be hosted in downtown Toronto on August 24 and 25. Are you available to attend the event on both days? *
Do you have the capacity to complete 1-2 hour of course material per week before the bootcamp? *
We'll have some course material for you ahead of the bootcamp to ensure you're prepared coming in.
Does your organization provide employees with training and development budgets? *
Some companies provide their employees with training and development budgets that the employee can expense.
Will you require financial assistance? *
We'll be offering limited subsidized tickets to those for whom cost is a barrier from participating in the bootcamp.
Final words
Please provide us with a link to your LinkedIn profile *
We figured this may be simpler than asking for you to upload your resume. Our goal is to learn more about your professional career so far.
Your answer
Please provide us with a link to your Women and Color speaker profile
It's okay if you don't. You can always sign up to be a speaker by visiting womenandcolor.com
Your answer
How did you hear about our speaker bootcamp? *
Your answer
OPTIONAL - Submit the link to your 2-minute video application. Tell us a little bit about you and why you'd like to be a part of our next cohort. Upload it to YouTube or Wistia as a private video.
Your answer
Please list any food and/or dietary restrictions.
Your answer
What else should we know about you?
Feel free to add anything we missed above or maybe what you had for breakfast today.
Your answer
I confirm that I understand the grading criteria and I have made my best effort with this application! *
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