Women Leadership Program 2002-2006
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The Women's Leadership program was founded in 2002 by a group of women on campus who believed a program was needed that would offer female students leadership opportunities. After much research, they found that more leadership opportunities are available for men and that too often leadership is emphasized through success in the corporate world. However, many women find themselves in multiple roles including mothers, students, workers, etc., and find themselves functioning as leaders in many different ways in different areas.
The Women's Leadership Program was designed to introduce and support students through various explorations of their own potential for effective leadership. The program introduced students to various speakers who focused on skills based leadership such as public speaking, organization, etc., as well as offered students the opportunity to meet women leaders and get involved on our campus. The organizers of this program also strongly encouraged students to examine their leadership by participating and/or attending other events on campus.
The program was guided by the Women's Studies Program and the Center for Campus Life.
We anticipate bringing this program back. In the meantime, you can find out more about the Women in Leadership Symposium here.