Women's Leadership Institute

Women's Leadership Institute

Women's Leadership Institute 2017 cohort

The Women's Leadership Institute, sponsored by The Women for FSU and the Center for Leadership & Social Change, seeks to: 

  • Engage up to 49 undergraduate women in a leadership learning institute
  • Enhance participants’ leader identity and leadership capacity
  • Increase participants’ awareness of personal abilities and emotions through healthy self-esteem and authenticity, as well as the role they play in developing relationships and capitalizing on difference 

Rooted in the belief that leadership is learned through experience, education and reflection, WLI will focus on women’s leadership development, create a dynamic learning environment, and invite FSU women students to learn with and from FSU women faculty, staff and alumni. This year’s Women’s Leadership Institute will be held Oct. 18-20 on Florida State’s campus.

WLI participants socializing
WLI participants enjoying a meal and watching a presentation
WLI participants learning and obtaining information from a table


Applications are due Sept. 20 by 5 p.m. Students will be notified of selection by Sept. 27 and must confirm their spot by Oct. 4.



Become a student coordinator

The Women for FSU and the Center for Leadership & Social Change seek out undergraduate students who can provide student insight and enthusiasm to the planning committee. 

Student coordinators are crucial for making the annual Women's Leadership Institute as relevant and powerful as possible and creating a meaningful experience for participants. We are looking for a diverse group of women who can contribute different skills to an enriching learning environment. The term for the position is Summer 2019 through Fall 2019 which includes bi-weekly meetings, as well as full attendance of the Institute as a committee member on October 18th - 20th, 2019.

In this role you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on event planning experience, develop transferable professional skills, and build community with women across the FSU community. This is a fantastic experience for continued growth and exploration on what it means to be a woman and a leader. Experience with the Women's Leadership Institute is not necessary to apply. 

Applications are currently closed.

Contact us

For more information, contact Erin Sylvester at esylvester@fsu.edu or 850-644-2775.


The Women for Florida State University. W4FSU on a key with an owl perched on top

Center for Leadership and Social Change


Support provided by presenting sponsors Katee Tully and Helen Levine, the Levine/Tully Family Fund

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