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Women's Leadership Institute

The Women's Leadership Institute (WLI) is a subcommittee of the Provost Advisory Committee on Women's Issues. Its designed for faculty, staff and graduate students who are interested in the advancement and success of women in leadership roles from higher education institutions in South Carolina. The annual workshop occurs each spring.

WLI features workshops, interactive presentations and a networking luncheon centered on promoting greater awareness of the challenges and opportunities women face as they seek to achieve a work/life balance. There is also time for participants to informally network and collaborate with women across disciplines or even across institutions.

Learning outcomes of WLI

  1. A stronger community of women in the South Carolina higher education institutions
  2. Personal and professional growth through general and concurrent sessions
  3. Leadership skills and development
  4. Empowerment for women at all stages of their career to pursue higher level positions in their respective fields


15th Annual WLI

The 15th annual WLI, themed Why Not Me?  will host more than 420 women from South Carolina's higher education institutions at the Russell House on the University of South Carolina's campus on April 25, 2018. The institute will feature 24 workshops given in three concurrent sessions.