Interested in being a part of the Women’s Leadership Initiative?
There are a variety of programs that you can get involved with and you can participate in any aspect of the WLI. We coordinate a mentorship program, hold regular speaking events to educate our members on opportunities after graduation, host workshops on leadership skills, and create alliances with other women’s organizations at Yale and in the professional world. Please see below for more information about our programs and the appropriate person to contact with any questions. We are always open to suggestions and new ideas too, so if you have an event you would like to see us plan or a new type of program you would like us to offer, don’t hesitate to let us know!
The Mentorship Program
The Mentorship Program plans events to strengthen relationships among WLI members from various class years and to form lasting ties with women in the workplace. The Mentorship Program pairs underclassmen with upperclassmen with similar interests and passions and hosts social events, such as happy hours and study breaks. In 2011, we were proud to expand our mentorship program by pairing upperclassmen with graduate students through a partnership with the Women in Management group from the Yale Graduate School of Management.
The Speakers and Workshops Committee
The Speakers Committee takes the lead in finding successful women who represent a variety of professions, backgrounds, and ages to share their experiences with Yale students. The Committee highlights individual speakers through Master’s Teas or lectures and also arranges panels.
The Alumnae Relations Committee
The Alumnae Relations Committee maintains communication with all types of Yale alumnae, ranging from politicians, to stay-at-home moms, to CEOs of major corporations. The Committee’s activities include planning a Job Shadowing Day, finding alumnae to speak at WLI events, publishing a regular newsletter, and identifying new opportunities for WLI members through alumnae.
The Business Committee
The Business Committee works on funding the important activities of WLI. It is currently applying for grants, and establishing partnerships with women’s organizations all over the world. Furthermore, the Business Committee manages the marketing for WLI activities.
The Outreach Committee
The Outreach Committee focuses on creating and maintaing relationships with academic departments and student organizations. Additionally, Outreach focuses on public relations and organizational relationships with other groups. One of the committee’s primary goals this year is to develop a sustainable network system for women leaders around campus.
If you would like to contribute to the Outreach Committee of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, please contact Michelle Hackman at email@example.com.
The Women’s Leadership Initiative will be building off the successes of our previous Conferences to host our Women’s Leadership Conference annually. The Committee is focusing on bringing interesting speakers, alumni, and students together to celebrate different styles and theories of female leaders.