Meet Women’s Leadership Initiative Co-President Maddie DeMarco! Maddie is a rising junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Autism and Behavioral Studies. As co-president, Maddie facilitates and organizes WLI’s executive board meetings and is responsible for overseeing WLI events and meetings. Maddie is passionate about women’s rights, climate change, food insecurity in Philadelphia,…

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  Meet Elaina Wall! Elaina serves as a member of WLI’s Communications team. Elaina is a junior, double majoring in Communications and English, and is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. Elaina joined WLI during her sophomore year after hearing about the organization from WLI Vice President, Raeghan Smith and felt a connection to the mission of…

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Meet Senior Gina Maria Vreeland! Gina is currently the Director of Communications for Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). Originally from Northeast Philadelphia, Gina is majoring in Political Science, with minors in Latin American and Latinx Studies and Justice and Ethics in the Law.  Gina became involved with WLI during her freshman year after meeting a few…

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October Monthly Meeting

On October 9th, Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) held our first monthly meeting of the Fall 2019 semester. The meeting, led by Co-President Maddie DeMarco and Co-Director of Campus Relations Erin Fenzel (Pictured Below), focused on creating and curating students’ LinkedIn profiles.  Erin and Maddie discussed how students can put their best foot forward on LinkedIn…

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Social Justice in Action

This March, Women’s Leadership Initiative’s monthly meeting featured a panelist of diverse and distinguished women who discussed social justice. Our panelists included Dr. Amber Abbas, Assistant History Professor; Nicole Brown, Human Resources Specialist; Catherine Collins, Reference Librarian; Imani Briscoe, Program Coordinator for the Center for Inclusion and Diversity; Anne Marie Keffer, Director of the Faith-Justice Institute;…

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On Saturday, February 23, Women’s Leadership Initiated held its fifth annual Professional Development Day (PDD). Headed by Caroline Kelm (Co-President), Lauren Preski (Interim Co-President), and Raeghan Smith (Vice President), WLI organized a day long workshop dedicated to helping SJU students further their professional skills.  Held in the Haub Executive Center, 41 young women attended this…

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Protégé Liz Sweeney

Meet Sophomore Liz Sweeney! Liz is currently the protégé to Gina Maria Vreeland, the Director of Communications for the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). Liz is a sophomore Psychology major and is also pursuing a minor in Political Science. Originally from Wilmington Delaware, Liz attended Charter School of Wilmington. Not only is Liz involved with WLI,…

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