The Women's Leadership Institute strives to enhance student participants' leader identity and leadership capacity through healthy self-esteem and authenticity. Donors will see their gifts doubled up to $3,750 by the W4FSU Executive Committee.

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Women's Leadership Institute

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) is a partnership between the Women for FSU and the FSU Center for Leadership and Social Change. WLI strives to enhance student participants’ leader identity and leadership capacity. By participating, students improve their emotionally intelligent leadership through increases in healthy self-esteem and authenticity, as well as through the role they play in developing relationships and capitalizing on differences.

"To build other women up, create a network of community and support to create change."

Key learning concept of 2016 Institute


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.



"Women are strong. We can be the change we seek out in the world. We can."

-2016 Institute participant


WLI brings student participants together with faculty, staff, alumna, campus and community women leaders to explore their leadership capacity and goals.

In only four years WLI has experienced growing success and local and national recognition. Descriptions of the experience from participants include “phenomenal and incredible”, “wonderful program”, “amazing weekend”, “love this experience so much”, “telling all of my friends to participate”. More students can participate with your donation. Furthermore, all gifts will be matched up to $3,750, thanks to a challenge grant from the Women for FSU Executive Committee. You can ensure that many more students will have this affirming and strengthening experience by supporting our women leaders of tomorrow through the Women’s Leadership Institute.




Institute materials for one student
Give $25.00


Meals during the institute for one student
Give $50.00


Friday evening reception with FSU Women Leaders
Give $200.00


Curriculum development and delivery for one student
Give $350.00


Full institute scholarship for one student
Give $500.00

Thank You to Our Supporters






Board Members

Supporter Amount Gift Date
Women for FSU Executive Committee Celebrate $3,750.00 3/31/2017 8:55 PM
Lori Robinson Moore Develop $50.00 3/31/2017 6:22 PM
Laura Osteen Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 5:42 PM
Melanie Griffin Develop $100.00 3/31/2017 5:00 PM
Chandra L Myrick Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 4:15 PM
Catherine C. McCormick Develop $100.00 3/31/2017 1:57 PM
elizabeth swiman Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 1:54 PM
LYNN H BERTRAM Develop $100.00 3/31/2017 1:37 PM
Laura F Powell Develop $100.00 3/31/2017 1:31 PM
Robert J Kunstman Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 11:56 AM
Lucinda Keesey Develop $75.00 3/31/2017 11:56 AM
MALLORY M FOUTCH Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 11:41 AM
Robyn Bertram & Ian Ohlin Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 11:20 AM
Anonymous Donor Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 10:50 AM
Kendra Bumpus Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 9:15 AM
Michelle Mattox Develop $100.00 3/31/2017 9:00 AM
andrea santiago malcolm Develop $50.00 3/31/2017 8:52 AM
jordan nation $10.00 3/31/2017 8:50 AM
Rebecca Develop $100.00 3/31/2017 8:43 AM
Tena Marie Pate Engage $250.00 3/31/2017 8:31 AM
Cassandra Gross Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 7:19 AM
Mollie Cardamone Develop $100.00 3/31/2017 6:39 AM
Robert Kunstman Collaborate $25.00 3/31/2017 12:00 AM
Patricia D Mierse Develop $50.00 3/30/2017 9:17 PM
Helen Levine Celebrate $1,000.00 3/30/2017 6:06 PM
Shannon Brockman Develop $50.00 3/30/2017 4:30 PM
Elizabeth Andre Collaborate $35.00 3/30/2017 3:12 PM
Alicia A. Crew Celebrate $500.00 3/30/2017 2:02 PM
Karen Laughlin Collaborate $25.00 3/30/2017 1:55 PM
Greg Beaumont & Sharon Hood Beaumont Develop $75.00 3/30/2017 1:31 PM
Sydney Torres $10.00 3/30/2017 1:17 PM
Erin Satterwhite Collaborate $25.00 3/30/2017 12:57 PM
Kristen Lemaster Collaborate $25.00 3/30/2017 12:46 PM
Susan R Savage Develop $50.00 3/30/2017 12:03 PM
Stephen J Suknaic Develop $50.00 3/30/2017 12:01 PM
Jordan E Hopkins Collaborate $25.00 3/30/2017 11:27 AM
Abigail Suhr Collaborate $25.00 3/30/2017 10:47 AM
Lisa Askins Collaborate $25.00 3/30/2017 10:23 AM
Sarah P. Ramsey Develop $100.00 3/30/2017 10:00 AM
Cindy M Michelson Celebrate $1,000.00 3/30/2017 9:40 AM
Janet L Stoner Engage $200.00 3/30/2017 9:28 AM
Erica Wiborg Collaborate $25.00 3/30/2017 8:55 AM
Suzanne Harrison Develop $100.00 3/30/2017 8:36 AM
Julia Zimmerman Collaborate $25.00 3/30/2017 8:32 AM

Donations for this project ended on 3/31/2017 9:00 PM

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