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Women’s Leadership Summit Jan. 13, 2018

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit provided women the opportunity to spend some time off-campus and to explore leadership on a personalized level. This year’s theme was Elevate Your Voice: Understanding Yourself and Defining Success, and the event featured Brodie Riordan ’03 as the keynote speaker, as well as alumnae facilitators and panelists from various backgrounds.

The first annual Women’s Leadership Summit, held in 2009, created a forum where W&L’s women students (undergraduate and law) could explore the history and culture of women’s leadership, participate in leadership skill-building exercises, and be mentored by women faculty, staff and members of the Board of Trustees.  

Every year, alumnae are eager to share powerful stories and elements of their experience that align with what our current female students are interested in discussing. The overall message is often about the importance of women supporting and appreciating all levels of women in leadership.

The summit continues to provide a foundation for discussion on the culture of women’s leadership on campus, while also creating a network of Washington and Lee women who are passionate about their personal leadership development.