Welcome to the Women's Leadership Initiative at Saint Joseph's University

Our Mission: 

WLI encourages and empowers students who identify as women to be leaders wherever they may find themselves. We promote a safe gender-inclusive environment that fosters conversations about feminist issues. The initiative identifies and mentors female students who want to take an active leadership role. WLI members have the opportunity to plan events, coordinate guest speaker engagements, and attend conferences and workshops that focus on the importance of women in leadership positions.


Students will:

Practice leadership skills, with an academic focus
Network with peer and professional leaders on and off campus
Learn about the importance of women in both the public and private sectors
Analyze the theoretical, empirical, and practical implications of women’s leadership
Prepare other female students to lead
Promote gender parity
Develop a working knowledge of feminist identities