WLI Blog

E-Board Spotlight: Christine DiSanti

Ever wonder who designs our flyers, graphics, and other marketing materials? Meet Christine DiSanti, a member of WLI’s Communications Team. Christine plays a key role in our Communications Team by making sure that we’re always on brand. She is a rising Junior from West Chester, PA who is studying Political Science with a minor in…

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Contributing Our Part to Women in Need: WLI’s Distributing Dignity Drive 2019

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…

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Senior Farewell 2019: Caroline and Morgan

As the Fall 2019 semester came to a close, Women’s Leadership Initiative bid farewell to two members of our Executive Board. Caroline Kelm and Morgan Williams each joined our organization as General Members during their freshman year at SJU. After completing their sophomore year as protégés Caroline became the Director of Newsletters and Morgan became…

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E-Board Spotlight: Erin Fenzel

Rising Sophomore Erin Fenzel is the Co-Director of Campus Relations for Women’s Leadership Initiative. Erin is originally from Washington D.C. and is currently studying International Relations at SJU. She is very passionate about the environment and sustainability, racial equality and protection, and women’s rights. Erin says she draws inspiration as a young feminist from Senator…

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March Monthly Meeting: Social Justice in Action

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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Professional Development Day 2019

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 Profile: Maddie DeMarco

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…

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February Monthly Meeting: Effective Workplace Communication

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…

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E-Board Spotlight: Morgan Williams

Morgan Williams Blog

Meet Senior Morgan Williams! Morgan is currently the Director of Campus Relations for Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). She is originally from Washington D.C. Outside of WLI, Morgan is an Admissions Office Hawk. Morgan first heard of WLI during her freshman year from one of our Faculty Advisors, Dr. Scola, who encouraged Morgan to attend meetings…

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Welcome Back Meeting: “RBG” Film Screening

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This January, WLI’s Spring Welcome Back Meeting featured a screening of the documentary, “RBG”, which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. We were joined by the Havertown Area Community Action Network (H-CAN) Women’s Issues Group (WIG) who were accompanied by a local Girl Scouts troop. The documentary explored both the personal…

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