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 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 late fall 2018 on Florida State’s campus.


Applications will open the first week of the fall semester. Be on the lookout for information sessions during late August and early September 2018.

Become a facilitator

Are you an FSU faculty, staff, or alum interested in serving as a WLI facilitator? Facilitators serve two key roles:  Engage in learning with a small group of participants and facilitate small group content and reflection during the institute. 
Facilitators must be available for the entire WLI and training. Dates to be announced over the summer. Applications will be due early fall 2018 semester.

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 committee members 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 2018 through Fall 2018 which includes bi-weekly meetings beginning late, as well as full attendance of the Institute as a committee member October/November (Dates TBA). 

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.

Deadline to submit is April 13th at 5:00pm. For more information email WLI Graduate Assistant, Beatriz Gutiérrez-Malagón at bmalagon@fsu.edu.


Contact us

For more information, contact Bailey Albrecht at balbrecht@fsu.edu or 850-645-3207.


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

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