Women need a
seat at the table

Our mission
is to increase the number of women in leadership.

The Females' Center of Excellence and Leadership, Inc. (Xcel) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women and girls of all backgrounds through mentoring, education, networking, scholarship and community service.
Education
Educating women and girls of all backgrounds is one of the most profitable investments that our society can make.
Networking
Networking is key for building professional capital by creating mutually beneficial connections, internally and externally.
Advocacy
Advocacy expands access to coaching, mentoring, training and opportunities that are not available otherwise.
Community Service
Volunteering benefits the community while developing transferable skills and creating career exploration opportunities.
Financial Security
Women’s financial security is directly linked to their earning potential. One in eight women in the US lived in poverty in 2017.
Family
More than half of US women are the primary breadwinners. Yet, they earn a salary almost $35,000 lower than their male counterparts.
Scholarship
Scholarship and financial support assists women and girls to access education which enables them to continuously advance.
Leadership
Female leaders have a measurable impact on the bottom line, yet there is a wide gender gap when it comes to women in leadership
Strengthen your emotional bond
Solid relationships in a marriage are built on trust, emotional intimacy, love and respect.
Improve your communication
Successful couples can work through anything, provided they have communication.
Intimacy and
passion
It takes intention and full time involvment to keep passion alive in long-term relationships.
On the same page with your partner
As relationships evolve, couples need to align their goals and work together as a team.
Strengthen your emotional bond
Solid relationships in a marriage are built on trust, emotional intimacy, love and respect.
Improve your communication
Successful couples can work through anything, provided they have communication.
Intimacy and
passion
It takes intention and full time involvment to keep passion alive in long-term relationships.
On the same page with your partner
As relationships evolve, couples need to align their goals and work together as a team.

Accomplishments
that we're proud of

Xcel has changed over time, but one thing is consistent. We are dedicated to the advancement of women and girls of all backgrounds and have been able to improve their lives through the programs that we offer at little to no cost.
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Volunteer Based
All of our programs are led and provided by volunteers who dedicate their time, knowledge and experience to the women we serve.
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Women Served
Xcel has offered free and low cost programming to over 500 women and girls throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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Donors and sponsors
We would not be able to offer programs without the support of individual donors and corporate sponsors who support our mission.
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Years of experience
Xcel has hosted multiple conferences and networking events as well as offered programs including myRetreat, LinkHer and myWorld since 2002.
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Success for all clients so far
Setting and achieving goals and objectives
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Clients consulted in total
Making key decisions and designing success strategies
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Certificates and awards globally
Finding the ideal career/work or business
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Years of coaching experience
Communicating powerfully and succinctly