Empowering women at West Virginia University
The WVU Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) empowers and engages women on campus, helping them achieve their full professional potential and form a community within which the participants can initiate valuable new relationships.
"The WLI has enabled me to develop a strong and large network of women who not only encourage me, but also support me."
"WLI is one of the best things in my 25 years here at WVU."
"This group is truly a positive step forward for the whole university."
"I am inspired and energized by the WLI experience."
"WLI is one of the reasons I came to WVU."
We are proud to have these wonderful women share their time with us.
Anne has been a consultant and trainer in a variety of organizations throughout the world. Previously a trilingual translator for the United Nations and CEO of a family business, she now specializes in helping organizations leverage diversity for business success.
Renée is a master teacher and educational consultant providing workshops and trainings to nonprofits, school systems, faith communities, businesses, and agencies on a variety of topics. She studied social work, is also a former classroom educator, and is a certified prevention specialist.
Jane is an executive coach and founding faculty member of Columbia University’s masters program in strategic communications. She began her career as a documentary film producer and has since made it her mission to bring drama and great storytelling into the world of communications.
Lydotta is the president and founder of The EdVenture Group, a nonprofit organization providing consulting and training services to the education and business market. Lydotta’s first book, Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills, focuses on change management for schools.