Rachel Woods

Advisory Council Member, WDN
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Rachel Woods feels honored to have supported the mission of the Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) as a member of its Advisory Council, for the past seven years. Through the years, Rachel has developed numerous WDN leadership curriculums and supported various WDN programs. In 2011, Rachel developed the Women’s Leadership School curriculum, which has been utilized by women around the world. Rachel contributed to the WDN Advanced Political Leadership Academy (APLA) by developing tools to help women build influence in their political organizations and to enhance their negotiation skills. In 2017, she traveled to Kenya where the APLA was first implemented with women from five countries in Africa. Rachel has conducted numerous WDN web-based international Leadership Treks, through which she supported the leadership development of women from over 25 countries.

Rachel is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor University Hankamer School of Business, where she teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior. She has 15 years of experience in the leadership development industry. In 2005 she founded Leadership Trek Corp. or “LTrek,” through which she serves as a leadership transformation author, trainer, consultant, and coach. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University from Waco, Texas and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Rachel has 20 years of grassroots political experience, including working in campaigns, various political action committee leadership roles, and training events for women in politics. She enjoys spending time with her family. She currently volunteers in her community as the president of the Waco Civic Theatre Board of Directors.

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