About Women's Leadership Institute

About the Women's Leadership Institute

Mission Statement

The Women's Leadership Institute is a program designed to support the development of women in leadership roles. WLI believes that young women of diverse backgrounds need to envision themselves as leaders in the various arenas of their lives - their academics, their careers, their relationships, and their communities. Upon completion of the program, participants will act as exemplary models of leadership within their collegiate and social communities.


  • To create an community in which participants will explore, develop and share their skills, experiences, and resources.
  • To promote leadership through mentor relationships, networking and professional development opportunities.
  • To support developmental relationships between women in leadership roles and young women aspiring to leadership roles.
  • To engage women as community advocates, and empower women to act as catalysts for social change.