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Empowering Womxn

The Yale Women's Leadership Initiative is an undergraduate organization that is established to empower womxn, devoted to promoting and celebrating female leadership at Yale and beyond, committed to creating an inclusive space where all are welcome, and dedicated to placing gender equity at the forefront of campus culture.

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In recognition of 50 years of coeducation at Yale College and 150 years of coeducation at Yale University, the Women's Leadership Initiative at Yale has published a book of stories from alumni and current students from Yale College and various professional schools. The book focuses on the experiences of womxn at Yale, as well as how the acceptance of womxn has shaped Yale culture and affected the Yale experience. Learn More.

CONTENT WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS MENTIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

 

Get to Know Us

The Yale Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) was founded in 2006 by five undergraduates who felt the University required an official organization that would empower and celebrate womxn and offer opportunities for leadership and development. 

 

The WLI offers opportunities to learn from, speak with, and network with womxn leaders in a wide array of fields, work with a community of passionate and supportive womxn, and launch self-driven initiatives that empower womxn in many ways.

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Our Projects

Books On Shelf
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Remembering 50

In recognition of 50 years of coeducation at Yale College and 150 years of coeducation at Yale University, the Women's Leadership Initiative at Yale has published a book of stories from alumni and current students from Yale College and various professional schools. The book focuses on the experiences of womxn at Yale, as well as how the acceptance of womxn has shaped Yale culture and affected the Yale experience.

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Tribute to 50 Years

In honor of the 50th year of coeducation at Yale College, the WLI planned a “Remembering” Celebration to be held on Cross Campus, featuring performances from womxn groups, a timeline showcasing 50 milestones for womxn on campus, recreation of historic photos, and alumnae speakers from the first class of women. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we have decided to commemorate these milestones on our website for anyone who is interested in learning more about the history of womxn at Yale.

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WLI for BLM

WLI stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.

 

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the worldwide efforts of individuals and organizations, alike, to dismantle systemic racism. See our statement and a series of BLM-related newsletters, featuring a compilation of resources and actionables.

Engage With Us

  • Conversation with Lonneke Holierhoek
    Wed, Feb 10
    Online Event
    Conversation with Lonneke Holierhoek
    We will be having a conversation with Lonneke Holierhoek who is a management team member of the Ocean Cleanup, an organization that develops technologies to aid with ridding the ocean of plastic.
  • Remembering Ruth: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Justice Ginsburg
    Mon, Oct 19
    Online event
    Remembering Ruth: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Justice Ginsburg
    Join us for a panel discussion with Professor Linda Greenhouse and Kathleen Peratis. Our hope is to provide a forum for young people to hear about the path that Justice Ginsburg blazed, the challenges she faced, and the victories she won in the fight for gender equality.
  • WLI Remembering 50 Book Launch
    Thu, Sep 10
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    WLI Remembering 50 Book Launch
    In recognition of 50 years of coeducation at Yale College and 150 years of coeducation at Yale University, WLI has published Remembering 50, a book of stories from alumni and current students from Yale College. Register at the link above (a Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event).
  • Ace the Case: Capital One Case Interview Workshop
    Tue, Sep 08
    Zoom
    Ace the Case: Capital One Case Interview Workshop
    Join Capital One Strategy Consulting for a case workshop that will provide a step-by-step guide to acing the case interview and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about recruiting, consulting, and working at Capital One. RSVP on our Facebook to register for the event.

Let's Talk

We would love to hear from you.