Kayla was formerly the Protégé to Senior Lauren Preski and will assume the position of Co-President for the upcoming school year 2020-2021. As Co-President, Kayla will serve in managing the Executive Board as well as WLI’s monthly meetings, events, and initiatives. From Baltimore, Maryland, she is a rising sophomore studying Political Science.  Aside from her…

Read More

With the Spring 2020 semester now closed, the Women’s Leadership Initiative congratulates two graduating members of our Executive Board. Both Political Science majors, Lauren Preski and Gina Maria Vreeland, joined the organization in hopes to promote female professional development and to create real change on campus. It is safe to say both female leaders did…

Read More

A key actor in WLI’s success and engagement on campus is Kelsey Welsh, Co-Director of Campus Relations. Kelsey works closely with other organizations on campus to coordinate ways in which WLI can become more educated about the campus climate and better connected with the community. Originally from Westampton, New Jersey, she is involved in a…

Read More

Each year, Women’s Leadership Initiative at Saint Joseph’s University organizes a campus-wide drive to collect pads, tampons, and unused bras/underwear for women in need. For this year’s drive, members of WLI placed boxes at different locations throughout campus where students could donate their contributions to the cause. Additionally, to bring greater awareness to the universal…

Read More

Maddie is currently the protégé to Caroline Kelm and will assume the position serving as Co-President for the next school year 2019-2020. In assuming her new role as Co-President of WLI in the next year, Maddie will aid in organizing events and help to manage the executive board. Originally from Glen Mills, PA, she is…

Read More

For our February Monthly Meeting, Dr. Paula Riley, Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, discussed the importance of facilitating effective communication in the workplace. Dr. Riley asserted that productive communication stems from within and that, “you really can’t engage until you use introspection.” Dr. Riley also taught our general members key points to better…

Read More
Blog cover: pay equity bake sale

For our end of the semester event, WLI held a Pay Equity Bake Sale on December 12th in the Library Atrium. Members of the SJU community were invited to take a quick study break to enjoy baked goods such as cupcakes, pies, and cheesecakes. The bake sale was organized by Lauren Preski (Interim Co-President/Treasurer) and…

Read More