Sponsored by W4FSU and The Center For Leadership & Social Change, the national, award-winning Women’s Leadership Institute has developed, encouraged, and celebrated diverse FSU undergraduate female students by providing leadership experience, education, and reflection. Throughout the immersive, three-day program, participants enhance their leadership identity and capacity by honing their social and emotional intelligence skills, boosting their self-esteem and authenticity, developing relationships and creating effective teams through recognition and celebration of diverse strengths and skill sets.
WLI engages 49 diverse undergraduate women, seven faculty, staff, alumna facilitators and nine committee members in three days of learning and applying leadership, gender theory and practice.
Topics explored include:
- Naming and understanding current campus, community, state, national and global contexts that influence individual identities and that impact women’s experiences,
- Developing awareness and recognition of individual and systemic bias that can keep women out of leadership roles and question their capacity to lead, and
- Acknowledging and celebrating women’s capacity to change this system and lead the change they wish to see in the world.
WLI brings student participants together with faculty, staff, alumna, campus and community women leaders to explore their leadership capacity and goals.
All gifts will be matched up to $4,000, thanks to a challenge grant from the Women for FSU Executive Committee and the former Gift of Wisdom award recipients.