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Welcome to WLI

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.

Keynote speakers

We are  proud to have these wonderful individuals 
share their time with us. 

Dr. Usha Haley

Dr. Usha Haley

Professor of Management at West Virginia University.
Vicki Smith

Vicki Smith

Executive Director, Customer and Communication Services
Dr. Tom Patrick

Dr. Tom Patrick

University Ombudsman
Stephanie Master

Stephanie Masters

Senior Leadership and Organization Development Consultant

"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."