Program FAQs

Find the FAQs & Program Details for each of our programs below.

ABOUT US

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission Statement: HBIC HQ (AKA: Head Boss* In Charge Headquarters) is built on the idea that women should have a dedicated support system and ready access to the tools and education to help them achieve financial freedom, regardless of their current situation. Our dedication is to see more Women Owned Businesses drive our future. We pledge to achieve this by empowering entrepreneurship and providing programs focusing on professional and personal development for women-identified individuals. As a nonprofit our programs, made possible in majority via membership donations, support women-identified individuals who are survivors of domestic abuse, former foster youth, or have faced homelessness or other adversities.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our Core Values: Altruism – Our Community was built to support the practice of selfless concern for the happiness and well-being of others. Ownership – Our Community takes ownership and pride in being the principle support for the continuation of our Programs and Grants. Empowerment – Our Community empowers women to become the Head Boss* In Charge of their future, no matter where they are today.

NOTABLE LINKS

Notable Links:

  • Contact
    • https://hbichq.com/contact
    • Hello@hbichq.com
    • www.HBICHQ.com
  • Donor Membership
    • https://hbichq.com/membership
  • Circle Challenges
    • https://hbichq.com/circlechallenge
  • Sponsorship
    • https://hbichq.com/sponsorship
  • Mentorship Certification
    • https://hbichq.com/mentorship

OUR PROGRAMS

HBIC HQ Programs:

  • Mentorship Certification
    • https://hbichq.com/mentorship
  • Pave the Path to Success Program
    • https://hbichq.com/pave-the-path-to-success
  • Startup Incubator Grant Program
    • https://hbichq.com/startup-incubator
  • Youth Leadership Intensive
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PAVE THE PATH TO SUCCESS

FAQs

Pave the Path to Success FAQs:

  • What it is
    • An 8-week live learning experience that pairs mentors with mentees to work through the milestones of the Pave the Path to Success curriculum and textbook; the program also includes a supplemental textbook to further enrich the learning experience, depending on the participant’s choice.
  • Who it’s for
    • The Pave the Path to Success program was designed to provide accessible personal & professional development skills & a stronger support community for women-identified persons who are former foster youth, or survivors of domestic abuse or homelessness, or who have faced other adversities.
  • What it Covers
    • The Pave the Path to Success curriculum covers entrepreneurship basics such as Personal Branding, the 5 P’s of Business, Prioritizing Success, Building a Business, Productivity Hacks, & Continuous Leadership. In addition to these topics, the program also offers a secondary learning path.
  • How it Works
    • This 8 week program consists of live online classes & mentor sessions. Each week focuses on a new chapter from the textbooks. Assignments & participation are mandatory parts of this program, this results in hands-on experience, personal accountability, time/resource management skills & lifelong confidence
  • Choose Your Path
    • In addition to the Pave the Path to Success textbook, each participant will choose a supplemental learning path to enrich their experience based on their needs. These secondary textbooks have been designed to supplement the Pave the Path to Success program based on feedback from prior workshops. Participants can choose to focus on either Personal Development & Life Skills or Professional Development and Leadership Skills as options for their supplemental learning path.

 

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Pave the Path to Success Program Elements:

  • Course Material: The Roadmap to Success
    • Each participant of this online program receives 2 textbooks; the Pave the Path to Success textbook, & a supplemental textbook based on their choice. The supplemental textbook options focus on either Personal Development & Life Skills or Professional Development & Leadership Skills, depending on what they need.
  • Online Meetings: Communal Learning Experience
    • This program consists of 8 weeks of twice-weekly online meetings: 1 class meeting & 1 mentor meeting. The class meetings will review the lesson, or “Milestone” material; along with the assignments, or “Milestone Achievements” for each textbook.
  • Milestones: Results-Based Exercises
    • In order to progress and graduate from this program, each participant must attend all course meetings and mentor meetings, & turn in all Milestone Achievements. Accountability is built into this program, along with the tools & support needed for success.
  • Hands-On: Real-World Experience
    • The lessons & assignments in all program textbooks have been designed to provide accessible learning & hands-on experiences. These lessons focus on guiding the participant through the steps needed to take control of their lives and build a better future.

AGENDA SCHEDULE

Pave the Path to Success Agenda Schedule:

  • Week 1
    • Intro Meeting
      • Introduce participants to the course materials & curriculum.
    • Mentor Meeting 1
      • Meet with the paired mentor & confirm milestone achievement review meetings.
  • Week 2
    • Milestone #1 – Your Personal Brand
      • Living Like a Leader
      • Working Your Network
    • Mentor Meeting 2
      • Review Milestone Achievement for both textbooks before next meeting
  • Week 3
    • Milestone #2 – 5 P’s of Business
      • Overview
      • Inspiration
    • Mentor Meeting 3
      • Review Milestone Achievement for both textbooks before next meeting
  • Week 4
    • Milestone #3- Prioritizing Success
      • Be SMART
      • Success Roadmap
    • Mentor Meeting 4
      • Review Milestone Achievement for both textbooks before next meeting
  • Week 5
    • Milestone #4 – Building a Business
      • The Business Backend
      • Putting it into Action
    • Mentor Meeting 5
      • Review Milestone Achievement for both textbooks before next meeting
  • Week 6
    • Milestone #5 – Productivity Hacks
      • Make the Most of Mini-Moments
      • Mini-Moment Momentum
    • Mentor Meeting 6
      • Review Milestone Achievement for both textbooks before next meeting
  • Week 7
    • Milestone #6 – Continuous Leadership
      • Knowledge is Power
      • Strength in Numbers
    • Mentor Meeting 7
      • Review Milestone Achievement for both textbooks before next meeting
  • Week 8
    • Graduation Celebration
      • Final Milestone Achievement Review & Graduation Celebration
    • Mentor Meeting 6
      • Final meeting, Mentee will assess Mentor

MAIN TEXTBOOK: PAVE THE PATH TO SUCCESS

Pave the Path to Success – Your Roadmap to a Brighter Future

Main Textbook  – Table of Contents

  • Milestone #1 – Your Personal Brand
    • Living Like a Leader
    • Working Your Network
  • Milestone #2 – 5 P’s of Business
    • Overview
    • Inspiration
  • Milestone #3 – Prioritizing Success
    • Be SMART
    • Success Roadmap
  • Milestone #4 – Building a Business
    • The Business Backend
    • Putting it into Action
  • Milestone #5 – Productivity Hacks
    • Make the Most of Mini-Moments
    • Mini-Moment Momentum
  • Milestone #6 – Continuous Leadership
    • Knowledge is Power
    • Strength in Numbers
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Course Materials

  • The above is the Table of Contents of the textbook.
  • Course material includes a textbook and handouts.
  • A new lesson, or “Milestone,” is covered each class.
  • Each Milestone includes an assignment called “Milestone Achievement” which must be completed.

SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTBOOK #1: BOSS IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD

Boss is a Four Letter Word – Leadership from the Inside Out

Supplemental Textbook #1  – Table of Contents

  • Milestone #1 – The Essence of Leadership
    • What it Takes to be a Leader
    • Leadership Design
  • Milestone #2 – The Embodiment of Leadership
    • Leadership from within
    • looking Like a Leader
  • Milestone #3- The Elements of Leadership
    • Building Trust
    • Nonverbal Leadership
  • Milestone #4 – The Influence of Leadership
    • Creating Cooperation
    • Opinions as a Tool
  • Milestone #5 – The Emotions of Leadership
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • The Importance of Empathy
  • Milestone #6 – The Act of Leadership
    • Establishing Leadership
    • Taking the Lead

Course Materials

  • The above is the Table of Contents of the textbook.
  • Course material includes a textbook and handouts.
  • A new lesson, or “Milestone,” is covered each class.
  • Each Milestone includes an assignment called “Milestone Achievement” which must be completed.

SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTBOOK #2: The S.P.A.R.K. PROCESS

The SPARK Process – Life Lessons for Reclaiming Your Spark

Supplemental Textbook #2  – Table of Contents

  • Milestone #1 – The S.P.A.R.K. Process
    • What is S.P.A.R.K.
    • How to use S.P.A.R.K.
    • Little Life Lessons
  • Milestone #2 – Daily Goddess
    • Words to Live By
    • Mirror Mirror
    • Diva Your Destiny
  • Milestone #3- The Whole Spark
    • Polishing Your Spark
    • Your Inner Spark
    • Your Personal Canvas
  • Milestone #4 – Let It Go
    • Don’t Shade Your Spark
    • Clear Your Space
    • The SPARK Perspectives
  • Milestone #5 – It Takes a Village
    • Family Follies
    • Picking Your Posse
    • The Power of Empathy
  • Milestone #6 – Fanning the Flames
    • The Sparked Lifestyle
    • Take Care of You
    • Living Your Spark

Course Materials

  • The above is the Table of Contents of the textbook.
  • Course material includes a textbook and handouts.
  • A new lesson, or “Milestone,” is covered each class.
  • Each Milestone includes an assignment called “Milestone Achievement” which must be completed.

MENTORSHIP CERTIFICATION

FAQs

Mentorship Certification FAQs:

  • What it is
    • Created in association with MentorLoop & OJJDP’s MENTOR program, this practical approach to mentorship training focuses on results-based techniques & best practices. The certification requires 20 mentor-hours as well as successful completion of all lessons, course materials and hands-on assignments in a real world environment.
  • Who it’s for
    • The Mentorship Certification program was designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to mentorship best practices for women who wish to lend their support and experience to the guidance of others, either as part of their career/profession, an expression of altruism, or, more commonly, both.
  • What it Covers
    • The Mentorship Certification program covers everything you need to for successful and effective mentoring. Course lessons include: Mentorship Basics, Motivation Techniques, How to Craft Mentor Sessions, and Mentor Pairing. In addition to these lessons, the program also pairs mentees for a guided real-world mentor experience.
  • How it Works
    • This program includes weekly classes, a Mentor Bio in our Community Directory, 20 hours of paired mentee sessions, & is designed to be completed in 16 weeks. Each mentor will be paired with one or more participants of the Pave the Path to Success program & will be featured in our Community Directory so mentees can find and connect with a Certified Mentor.
  • Continued Success
    • In addition to receiving Mentor Certification, you will also have the opportunity to create and host your own Circle Challenge at HBICHQ.com to demonstrate & share your skills, & reach potential mentees. This is especially beneficial for those who wish to continue with educational mentorship or pursue mentoring or coaching as a career path. Hosting for the Circle Challenge is limited to Certified Mentors, in order to help continue their leadership experience, provide a platform for their voice, & help them reach potential clients and mentees.

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Mentorship Certification Program Elements:

  • Online Meetings: Communal Learning Experience
    • This program consists of 6 weekly meetings for course lessons, followed by 10 weeks of bi-weekly meetings for hands-on training and paired mentoring to satisfy the 20 mentor-hour requirement. Class meeting and mentee meeting attendance is mandatory.
  • Best Practices: Tried & True Techniques
    • The lessons in this course are based on efficiency and results-based mentorship techniques. The practical lessons, handouts, and paired mentoring covered in this certification course is designed with best practices in mind for effective mentoring.
  • Hands-On: Real-World Experience
    • Paired mentoring and required mentor-hours ensure that each graduate has the hands-on, real-world experience needed to succeed in their future path, build confidence, hone their voice, and demonstrate their knowledge-share and leadership skills.
  • Continued Success: Your Personal Platform
    • As well as induction into our Mentor Directory, graduates may create & host Circle Challenges to demonstrate skills & reach new mentees. This helps our Mentors continue with educational mentorship, or pursue mentoring or coaching as a career path.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Mentorship Certification Overview
Here is some information to help you prepare for Mentorship Certification:

  • Certification Process
    • Weekly Online Meetings
      • Weekly class & mentee meetings are mandatory.
    • 20 Hours Paired Mentoring
      • 10hrs assigned &10hrs your choice, per approval.
    • Assessment from Mentee
      • Mentees will assess their mentorship experience.
    • Certificate & Induction
      • Receive your Certificate & get inducted into our Community Directory.
  • Technical Requirements for Participation
    • This is a 100% remote class with weekly video conferences. Participants are responsible for assuring continued attendance & success by making sure they have everything they need, including speakers/headset & the ability to login & participate uninterrupted during each meeting. Participants are also required to have the ability to work with digital documents in order to complete assignments & to participate in paired remote mentoring sessions.
  • Our Core Values
    • Altruism
    • Ownership
    • Empowerment
  • Helpful Links
    • Contact
      • https://hbichq.com/contact
    • Programs
      • https://hbichq.com/programs
    • About Us
      • https://hbichq.com/about
    • LinkedIn
      • linkedin.com/company/hbichq

AGENDA SCHEDULE

Mentorship Certification Agenda:

  • Week 1
    • Intro Meeting
      • Introduce participants to the course materials & curriculum.
  • Week 2
    • Lesson #1 – Mentorship Basics
      • The GROW Model
      • SMART Goal Settings
      • Mentee Assessment Best Practices
  • Week 3
    • Lesson #2 – Motivation Techniques
      • Balancing Goals
      • Effective Prioritization
      • Handouts for Mentees
  • Week 4
    • Lesson #3 – Crafting Mentor Sessions
      • Intro Meeting: Binder Creation
      • Goal Kickoff Meeting
      • Weekly Progress Meeting
  • Week 5
    • Lesson #4 – Mentor Pairing
      • Basic Ethics
      • Finding Your Voice
      • You: A Mentor
  • Week 6
    • Paired Mentor Kickoff
      • Review Lesson #4 Assignment
      • Self-chosen Mentorship Approval
  • Week 7
    • Mentor Hours 1 & 2
      • Program Training #1 = 1 Hour
        • Knowledge-Share Mentoring
        • How to Create a Knowledge-Share
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 8
    • Mentor Hours 3 & 4
      • Program Training #2 = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Overview
        • Prep for Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 9
    • Mentor Hours 5 & 6
      • Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Weekly Progress Meeting
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 10
    • Mentor Hours 7 & 8
      • Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Weekly Progress Meeting
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 11
    • Mentor Hours 9 & 10
      • Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Weekly Progress Meeting
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 12
    • Mentor Hours 11 & 12
      • Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Weekly Progress Meeting
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 13
    • Mentor Hours 13 & 14
      • Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Weekly Progress Meeting
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 14
    • Mentor Hours 15 & 16
      • Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Weekly Progress Meeting
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 15
    • Mentor Hours 17 & 18
      • Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Weekly Progress Meeting
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Week 16
    • Mentor Hours 19 & 20
      • Pave the Path to Success Paired Mentoring = 1 Hour
        • Pave the Path to Success Weekly Progress Meeting
      • Self-chosen Mentorship = 1 Hour
  • Certification & Induction
    • Paired Mentees will asses their mentoring experience. Upon satisfactory assessment, the participant will receive their Mentorship Certificate & have their Mentor Profile inducted in our Community Directory to help future mentees reach certified mentors.

DONOR MEMBERSHIP

DONOR MEMBER BENEFITS EXPLAINED

HBIC HQ Donor Membership Benefits Explained

  • Newsletter & Welcome Kit
    • Our Newsletter keeps our donors updated and involved in the programs and events they help support. Our Welcome Kit includes information, involvement opportunities, & digital bling to show your proud support of HBIC HQ.
  • Circle Challenges
    • Women’s Circles are popular gatherings for women to support each other. Our Circle Challenges are gatherings designed to hone or develop new personal or professional development skills while supporting each other.
  • Community Directory
    • Our Community Directory is built as a networking and mentorship directory so our community can find and connect with each other. Featured listings are limited to program participation and donor member level.
  • B1G1 Mentor Certification
    • HBIC HQ provides access to a National Mentorship Certification, donors at this level receive an exclusive link to purchase a Buy1Give1 mentorship certification, one for you and one for Pave the Path to Success alumni.
  • Donor of the Month Highlight Program
    • Sponsor Donors are eligible to receive kudos in our Donor of the Month Highlight Program featured in our Press & Social Media. Recipients are entered into a drawing for a special prize at our annual Celebration Circle.
  • 1:1 Sponsorship
    • Sponsor Donors enjoy all the prior benefits and they also directly sponsor one participant of the Pave the Path to Success Program, including 100% of their registration & course material fees. This is altruism in action.
  • Pave the Path to Success Project Review Committee
    • Each participant of the Pave the Path to Success Program must submit an end-of-year final project, Partner Donors are eligible to participate in the Graduation Project Review Committee for these projects.
  • Grant Sponsorship
    • Partner Donors enjoy all the prior benefits, plus the pride in knowing that $500 of their donation directly funds the HBICHQ Women’s Startup Incubator Grant Program, the rest is split between other programs.
  • Grant Evaluation Committee
    • Angel Donors are eligible to participate in the Grant Evaluation Committee which evaluates applications for the Women’s Startup Incubator Grant program for the purpose of awarding grants to worthy applicants.
  • Voting Rights Ownership
    • Angel Donors can take active ownership in our Organization Governance and are eligible to exercise voting rights for committee program and policy changes, per Board of Directors mandate and approval.

DONOR MEMBER PLANS

HBIC HQ Donor Member Plans At-A-Glance 
Donor Membership = Donations with Benefits

  • Ambassador Donor – $5 per month or $50 per year
    • Newsletter & Welcome Kit
    • FREE Event RSVP
    • 50% Off Registration to Circle Challenges, per active monthly or yearly plan.
  • Inner Circle Donor – $10 per month or $100 per year
    • Newsletter & Welcome Kit
    • FREE Event RSVP
    • FREE Circle Registration, per active monthly or yearly plan
    • Profile Included in our Community Directory
    • B1G1 Mentor Certification, your ticket pays entry for 1 recipient
  • Sponsor Donor – $250 per year
    • Newsletter & Welcome Kit
    • FREE Event RSVP
    • FREE Circle Registration, per active monthly or yearly plan
    • Profile Included in our Community Directory
    • B1G1 Mentor Certification, your ticket pays entry for 1 recipient
    • Eligible for Donor of the Month Highlight Program
    • 1:1 Sponsorship for 1 Pave the Path to Success Participant
  • Partner Donor – $500 per year
    • Newsletter & Welcome Kit
    • FREE Event RSVP
    • FREE Circle Registration, per active monthly or yearly plan
    • Profile Included in our Community Directory
    • B1G1 Mentor Certification, your ticket pays entry for 1 recipient
    • Eligible for Donor of the Month Highlight Program
    • 1:1 Sponsorship for 1 Pave the Path to Success Participant
    • Eligible for Pave the Path to Success Graduate Project Review Committee
    • Grant Sponsorship: Startup Incubation Grant Funding
  • Angel Donor – $1000 per year
    • Newsletter & Welcome Kit
    • FREE Event RSVP
    • FREE Circle Registration, per active monthly or yearly plan
    • Profile Included in our Community Directory
    • B1G1 Mentor Certification, your ticket pays entry for 1 recipient
    • Eligible for Donor of the Month Highlight Program
    • 1:1 Sponsorship for 1 Pave the Path to Success Participant
    • Eligible for Pave the Path to Success Graduate Project Review Committee
    • Grant Sponsorship: Startup Incubation Grant Funding
    • Eligible for Grant Evaluation Committee for Incubator Grant
    • Voting Rights for Committee Program & Policies per Board

NEW DONOR MEMBER PROGRAMS

HBIC HQ New Donor Member Programs

  • Direct Sponsorship
    • Many of our donorship plans include a direct sponsorship. These come in the form of a B1G1 certification, a 1:1 sponsorship, & direct grant funding.
  • Community Directory
    • Our Community Directory is a searchable mentor-matching & networking directory, featuring profiles & bios of key Donors, Certified Mentors, & Team Leads. Free to search & connect.
  • Committee & Voting
    • Partner and Angel Donors are eligible for inclusion in Organization Governance by participating in a Committee. In addition, Angel Donors are eligible for policy Voting Rights. See Benefits Explained.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

JOIN US

Your Formal Invitation

You are cordially invited to join our Donor Membership Community which provides financial support to our programs, scholarships, and grant programs in the form of donor member contributions. Donor Membership = Donations With Benefits!

Our inclusive community of donor members are here to support and uplift each other, and donor membership comes with benefits ranging from free Circle Challenges to inclusion in a Networking and Mentor Directory. Learn more at HBICHQ.com/Membership and become a Donor Member today.

SPONSOR A PROGRAM

Sponsor a Program

As a non-profit entity, our foundation provides programs including sponsorships and grants promoting professional and personal development skills and entrepreneurship. These programs are made possible via donor member contributions.

While donor member fees support our programs, we offer special sponsorship gifts that directly fund our programs, including the Pave the Path to Success Program and the Women’s Startup Incubator Grant. Read more at HBICHQ.com/Sponsorship & support your favorite program!

SPREAD THE WORD

Sharing is Caring

Word of mouth is a powerful thing, especially when your voice is united with others. Our programs and grants prosper as our membership community grows.

You can take ownership of our inclusive community development by inviting your friends and family to join in and support our mission. If we all invite our friends, then we’ll all be friends!

When you share our special events, membership and donation links, you are directly impacting our community plus you are supporting our programs.

VOLUNTEER

Lend a Hand

Our programs rely on volunteers from our community and there are so many ways to get involved. Read up on our programs at HBICHQ.com/Programs to learn more.

Our programs are here to support and uplift women who are survivors of domestic abuse and other hardships, and our inclusive community of members are here to support and uplift each other. Lend a hand at HBICHQ.com/Volunteer and volunteer today.