Women's Leadership Institute

Women's Leadership Institute

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

  • Engage more than 50 undergraduate and graduate women in a 3-day 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 the 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.



The 2023 Women’s Leadership Institute will take place in early Fall 2023. The application will be shared at the start of the semester. Selected applicants will be notified by phone or email 2 weeks ahead of the event in order to confirm their attendance.

Become a student coordinator

The Women for FSU and the Center for Leadership & Social Change seek out undergraduate and graduate students who can provide student insight and enthusiasm to the planning committee. Student coordinator positions are open to women who have previously participated in WLI.

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.

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.

Student coordinator applications are currently closed but will reopen following Women’s Leadership Institute in 2023.


Erin Sylvester Philpot
Assistant Director, Leadership & Identity


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