5th Annual Women’s Leadership Institute

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) strives to raise awareness on issues women face in leadership, facilitate skill development, and provide networking opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

The theme for this year’s conference is Valiant Women of the Vote. We aim to foster discussion on civic engagement and the power of women’s voices. Whether participants are using their voice to shape the politics of our country or to fully participate in the classroom, we want to provide them with skills to overcome the gendered barriers that so often silence people.

Friday, February 21, 2020
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Student Union
If you have any questions please email wgerc@fau.edu

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For Students:

The 5th annual Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) will allow students from all of FAU’s campuses to get informed, empowered and involved with the challenges that women in leadership face. Students will hear from a diverse and powerful group of speakers from the FAU and surrounding communities share their expertise, resources, and personal experience to help students succeed in their future endeavors.

Choose the breakout sessions that appeal most to your goals and interests, check out the vendor session to learn more about organizations that support women, and learn more about the initiatives your peers are developing at our poster session. Click on the link below to register today and learn more about the impact women in leadership are making at FAU and beyond!


For the third year, WLI will also provide opportunities for staff and faculty to benefit from this institute! Attendees will be able to participate in breakout sessions for staff/faculty where guest speakers will discuss the specific ways women can approach leadership roles and how women’s leadership overall can impact their career development as well as the students we oversee.

Register today to learn more about women’s leadership on campus and how it affects faculty and staff!



Check-In 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening Brunch: Poster and Vendor Fair 10 - 11 a.m.
Introductions and Welcome Panel 11 - Noon
Networking Break Noon - 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 1 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Networking Break 1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 2 1:45 - 3 p.m.
Networking Break 3 - 3:10 p.m.
Breakout Session 3 3:10 - 4:10 p.m.
Short Break 4:10 - 4:15 p.m.
Reception: Rally Cry and Award Ceremony 4:15 - 5:30 pm
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