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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 if the workshop tracks do not meet their needs.

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


13th Annual WLI

The 13th annual WLI, themed Fulfilling Needs, hosted 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 27, 2016. The institute featured 25 workshops given in four concurrent sessions. Download the 13th annual WLI program [pdf].

Provost Joan T. A. Gabel gave the keynote address, Nathan Strong presented Networing on Steroides: a Reciprocity Web during lunch and Dr. Kirk Randazzo presented Leadership in 3D in the afternoon general session.  In addition, there were over 30 presenters representing higher education institutions and private organizations from across the state.

Did you attend the 13th annual WLI? Complete an evaluation form for the event.