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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

Engage. Empower. Get involved.

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. 

Maryanne Reed

Maryanne Reed

WVU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lydotta Taylor

Lydotta Taylor

Founder, President & CEO of The EdVenture Group
Monica Leppma

Monica Leppma

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

Virginia Kleist

Virginia Kleist Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Academic Operations, and Research Professor, Management Information Systems.

Julia Wallace

Julia Wallace

Arizona State University, Frank Russell Chair in the Business of Journalism and teaches entrepreneurship, ethics and gender in the media workplace.

Adrianna Kezar

Adrianna Kezar

Professor at the University of Southern California and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education.

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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."