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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.

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Fall 2021 Events

Events are open to all members of the WLI and will be held via Zoom unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Meeting links and details will be sent to members via email early this fall.

  • Aug
    16
    Aug. 16 to Sept. 3 Membership Drive
  • Aug
    25
    11 a.m. Meshea Poore: “Shifting from Promises to Practice”
  • Sept 8 10 a.m. Tara Hulsey and Amy Sidwell: “Promoting Health and Wellness”
  • Sept
    9
    5 p.m. Annual New Women’s Welcome Meet-Up Co-sponsored virtual event: Women’s Resource Center, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and WLI
  • Sept
    10
    Noon Kristina Olson: Lunch Time Looks session at the WVU Art Museum (*in-person event)
  • Sept
    15
    Noon Author Spotlight: Lisa DeFrank-Cole Discussion of her 2021 book, Women and Leadership: Journey Toward Equity
  • Sept
    16
    11 a.m. New Member Orientation
  • Sept
    22
    1 p.m. Gina Martino-Dahlia: “My Leadership Journey”
  • Sept
    23
    7:30 p.m. Mikylah Myers (featured soloist): WVU Symphony Orchestra Clay Theatre, Canady Creative Arts Center (*in-person event)
  • Sept
    25
    5 p.m.
    WVU Women’s Volleyball Game (*in-person event)
  • Sept
    30
    11 a.m. Maja Holmes: “Building resilient teams through rituals, reflection, and recognition”
  • OCT
    1
    7 p.m. WVU Women’s Soccer Game (*in-person event)
  • Oct 14 1 p.m.
    Laura Brady: “Develop a Communication PACT with Four Key Questions”
  • Oct
    19
    11 a.m. Haley Rosson: “From Couch to Classroom: Using Multimedia to Understand Leadership Principles and Theories”
  • Nov
    11
    1 p.m. Madhavi Kadiyala: “Circular Leadership and Feminine Wisdom Post-Pandemic World”
  • Nov 17 11 a.m. Karen Diaz: “My Leadership Journey”
  • Nov
    30
    10 a.m. Joanna Distefano: “Foundational Pathways to Growing in Negotiation and Conflict”
  • Dec
    7
    11 a.m. Shari Steinman: “Facing Fears and Worries”
  • Dec
    15
    1 p.m. Cindi Roth: “WVU Foundation – The Ask”

* The WLI will continue to follow the University’s guidelines for in-person gatherings and networking events. An announcement will be sent via email if an event is canceled, rescheduled, or moved to an online format.

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