Attending the Women’s Leadership Institute has been the most rewarding professional development opportunity in my career to date. I spent four days being challenged, empowered, inspired and motivated by some of the most accomplished women leaders in Higher Education. I connected with women all over the country, at all different levels of leadership, who helped me remove personal barriers and re-imagine my professional target list. From cover letter must- do’s to crisis management to negotiating, the institute covered all the must know topics for any professional looking to stay current and at the top of their game. This institute helped me understand that connecting with other women and supporting them is vital to our success in the academy; and left me with new connections guiding my journey.
The content and recommendations drew me to learn how I can improve my contributions and serve my University from a more well-rounded point of view. My department is part of an academic unit, we do not work daily with Student Life professionals and this helped bring me back to the student life perspective.
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