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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.


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

Judy Sedgeman

Judy Sedgeman

Program Design Consultant at Center for Sustainable Change

Lydotta Taylor

Lydotta Taylor

Founder, President & CEO of The EdVenture Group

Dr. Tom Patrick

Tom Patrick

University Ombudsman

Monica Leppata

Monica Leppma

Associate Professor
Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, & Counseling Psychology
West Virginia University 

Portrait of Amena Anderson

Amena Anderson

Visiting Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies

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"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."