Women's Leadership Initiative

Launched in 2015 by President Royce C. Engstrom, the Women’s Leadership Initiative uses a collaborative approach and focuses on career advancement and leadership training to build a culture of support for women’s leadership at the University of Montana.

Following the close of the highly successful 2015-2016 inaugural cohort of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, Initiative leadership, cohort members, and University leadership recognized the vital role that the Women’s Leadership Initiative should play in the long-term UM leadership landscape. In order for the Initiative to live out its mission and catalyze the change it desires – nurturing the next generation of female leadership within the ranks of UM as a means to close traditional gender gaps and prime UM to become a national leader in higher education – the Initiative is dedicating the 2016-2017 academic year to developing and implementing a strategic funding model for its long-term success.

The Initiative will continue to host campus-wide events and to share information about other opportunities and resources for developing women’s leadership through this website.

If you are interested in supporting either fundraising efforts or the development of campus-wide programming, please contact Deena Mansour at deena.mansour@umontana.edu.

If you would like to receive email notifications of future WLI events and deadlines, please sign up for our email list.