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Women's Leadership Institute

The Women’s Leadership Institute(WLI) met over the course of 2017 for a total of 7 intensive leadership training seminars. Each seminar had a different focus and by the end of the year WLI graduates had learned about race, immigration, gender justice, media representations of women, economic injustice, LGBTQ+ rights, HIV awareness and women’s health issues. The WLI brought together a diverse group of women who had a range of life experiences and needs.

Members worked together to learn how to increase advocacy skills, strengthen leadership ability, and build power through teamwork. This involved training in methods of contacting representatives, petition writing and gathering, fostering public speaking skills, letter writing practice, and more. Graduates kept track of hours spent in the community as leaders and advocates, and together saw the tangible impact of their efforts when the total times were gathered at the end of the Institute. Women also gained strength from the strong bonds of sisterhood that were fostered through open communication, trust, vulnerability and respect.


To learn more, you can read about the WLI by clicking the image above.

To see how WLI has impacted the community, click the image above.

WLI members gathered words of inspiration to create a “Wall of Justice”. Click the image above.

Click the image above to learn the eight-steps to making an impact with your advocacy.

Click the image to get a glimpse of the WLI Graduation.

Click on the image above to view the WLI book.

Seminars click images to enlarge

Immigration and Race

Recognizing our Diversity

Speed Advocacy with Local Organizations

Connecting to Power in the Community

Women’s Representations in the Media

Analyzing the Impact of Negative Imagery

Economic Injustice

Challenging Women’s Economic Disparities

LGBTQ+ Rights

Building Power as Allies

Raise your Voice

Empowering our Sisters

Building HIV Advocacy

Intersections of Injustice and Women’s Health