revise-dsc08566March 5, 2019

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the third cohort of the Women Faculty Leadership Institute. The Institute, inspired by the incredible talent that exists among our tenured women faculty and a commitment to diversifying the leadership structure of universities, brings together a small cohort of senior women faculty – Danforth Campus tenured professors, teaching professors, senior lecturers and professors of practice, and faculty on the tenure, clinical or research track on the Medical Campus – who are in or aspire to leadership roles.

Institute training will provide participants with access to local and national experts who will address skill development in critical areas of leadership. Topics will include: negotiation, strategic communication, managing conflict, managing and building teams, university finances and mentoring. Participants will build their capacity for leadership and expand their professional network by developing connections with women leaders across disciplines from both the Danforth and Medical campuses.

“WFLI taught me how to negotiate for critical resources, manage and motivate my students and staff, and define my long-term career goals. The connections that I made with the other WFLI participants have been invaluable for advice, support and professional collaborations.”

Jessica Wagenseil, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

The Institute will involve five full-day training sessions that will be held September-December 2019. To expand your professional network, alumni events will be held the following fall along with ongoing training opportunities that will involve interaction with the inaugural cohort.

The application process is currently closed.


The cost is $1,400 which includes lunch during the training sessions and some dinners. Participants can use research funds to pay the fee with the permission of the department chair/dean.


Application for the third cohort of the Women Faculty Leadership Institute Is now closed.

Because this is a competitive program with a limited number of spaces, those selected must be able to attend at least four out of the five sessions.

Professors Anne Glowinski, Shanti Parikh, and Bettina Drake at dinner for second WFLI cohort

For Questions Contact:

Cecilia Hanan Reyes
Program Coordinator | Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity

Tonya Edmond
Professor | Associate Dean for Social Work
The Brown School

Adrienne Davis
Vice Provost | William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law