revise-dsc08566The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the second cohort of the Women’s Leadership Institute for faculty. 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 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 January-May 2016. 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 competitive application process closes Oct. 31, 2016.


The cost is $1,300 which includes lunch during the training sessions.


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

The Office of the Provost will announce the second cohort in mid-November, 2016. 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.

Session dates are: January 25, March 2, March 21, April 5 & April 26, 2017.

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

For Questions Contact:

Cecilia Hanan Reyes
Program Coordinator | Faculty Advancement & Diversity Initiatives
Office of the Provost

Tonya Edmond
Professor | Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
The Brown School

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