Scholarships for Trailblazers – Women Leaders Changing the World, May 10th 2019, Los Angeles

Join Aspire for Equality’s Founder, Dr Sam Collins, named by Her Majesty The Queen as “One of the Top 200 Women in the UK to Impact Business and Industry” and by CNN as “A Woman Shaping the World” for the first Trailblazers one-day workshop in Los Angeles to lead and trailblaze change in your life, work and world.

We have been creating pioneering events & programs for 20 years across the globe. They have been described as “different to anything else, best in class, inspiring, powerful, space to think, challenging, innovative, fun, life changing and empowering”.

Scholarship places are open to those, who for whatever reason cannot otherwise afford or do not have organizational budget to attend Trailblazers.

To be considered for a place, you need to complete the scholarship application below as soon as possible to secure your place at this pioneering event.

"I just wanted to thank you, thank you, thank you for the opportunity for a scholarship and the opportunity to attend such an incredible event. It really has been invaluable for me. Thanks to the mentoring and during the day and speaking to so many amazing women from so many backgrounds, I have been able to reconnect with the purpose driven, flamboyant person I used to be and for the first time in years, feel invigorated and excited for the future. I could go on and on! But in short, and I know you won’t mind my swearing, it was a f*****g revelation.”

Sheryl Plant

Press Officer, Breast Cancer Care

Trailblazers Los Angeles

We are particularly (but not exclusively) passionate about providing scholarships to those who are working (or who aspire to work) in these areas:
  • Workplace equality, diversity and change
  • Social and purpose driven business and entrepreneurship
  • Creating peace/ending gun violence
  • Education and neurodiversity
  • Immigration & refugee crisis
  • LGBT and transgender rights
  • Suicide awareness/mental health
  • Race and acceptance among all races for each other
  • Women and girls' self-esteem, empowerment and leadership
  • Climate change
  • Homelessness especially among young people/women
  • Modern day slavery/trafficking
  • Foster care especially among kids who age out of the system
  • And more - what are you passionate about changing?
Apply Now - We are waiting for you!

Location: City Market Social House, 1145 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, United States.

Timing: 9am – 6pm with breaks, lunch and refreshments, plus a 1 hour pre- and 1 hour post-event webinar for support and accountability.

Scholarships cover the event fee – you are responsible for scholar accommodations and travel expenses.


Join us for a practical and inspiring event and gain these benefits:
  • Be part of a collective group of change makers making a difference and accelerating their thinking and leadership.
  • Develop a vision for what's next for yourself, your workplace and community.
  • An unapologetic look at what you want to do in the future.
  • Strategies to deal with opposition and difficult people.
  • Tools to make your goals easy and quick to achieve.
  • Ways to increase your intuition & be more innovative.
  • Learn how to leverage your true passions, strengths and potential.
  • Overcome obstacles and move past limited thinking and fears once and all.
  • Give yourself permission to pursue what you want.
  • Let go of the need to control and create freedom.
  • Increase your courage to make things happen.
  • Reduce stress and create true balance.
  • Gain new ideas and a big shot of inspiration.
  • Leave energized with new contacts and a supportive network.

Get a feel - Trailblazers in London a few years ago

"Thank you for giving me this opportunity for a scholarship place. I am alive with the fire of belief in myself after two years of anxiety and self-doubt and cannot wait to get started on my bold actions. You have guided me from feeling lost and separated from my vision, to find my path of one day starting my own charity, Phoenix, which I will fly towards. It feels life-changing and I aspire to use it to make a difference to the lives of girls, women and LGBTI+ people as you do."

Program Development and Funding Officer

Teach A Man To Fish

Please note – completing an application does not guarantee you a scholarship place, so do not book travel etc. until you are sure you have been awarded a place.

If interested in this scholarship opportunity, please complete the online application below. Once complete, you will receive an application confirmation. This is not a confirmation of being selected for a scholarship, only a confirmation that we have received your application.

Once received, the Aspire for Equality team will review your application. If you are successful, you will receive an official Aspire for Equality Scholar Acceptance Letter via email within one week of submitting your online application.

You must apply separately for each individual event you are interested in, regardless of whether you have applied for a past event. This allows the selection process to be fair to all applicants.

  • Before applying, please read all information above,
  • Please fill out the online application in its entirety,
  • Your application confirmation is not a guarantee that you will be selected,
  • You must be focused on making a difference to yourself and others,
  • You must apply separately for each event you are interested in having a scholarship for,
  • You will be notified within 7 days or sooner if you have been accepted,

“I had such an exceptional experience at my first Aspire event. I wanted to send you a personal thank you for being so open and generous in all that you do. I have never experienced an event quite like yours anywhere! It was such a great experience.”

Nicole De La Loza Rivera

Workforce Development Manager, Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles

Join the Aspire for Equality Community and receive news, opinion pieces, and articles

Your personal details are safe with us. See our Privacy Policy for more information.