Women's Leadership and Mentorship Program
Empowering Women and Developing Leaders
Increasing the number of diverse women and gender nonconforming people in leadership positions is critical for achieving gender equity and so that individuals, institutions, and society can thrive.
The Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program fosters inclusive leadership, gender equity, and the advancement of women through multilevel mentoring and professional development programming. Throughout the year, students are exposed to new ideas, perspectives, people, tools, and opportunities that push them to think and act critically around issues of women in leadership.
How the WLMP Works
Each year the WLMP invites 20-25 incoming undergraduate women and gender nonconforming students to participate in a powerful four-year, co-curricular program that combines leadership development, a supportive community, exposure to high-profile opportunities, global education, and networking with regional and national leaders. Together, these activities advance young women’s ability to contribute, lead, and build their future.
In Fall 2021 The WLMP welcomed Cohort 8, bringing the total number of students impacted by the WLMP to 238 women in just 8 years.
Students, Professional Mentors, Faculty/Staff Mentors, Facilitators, Speakers, and Leadership Experts interested in becoming involved with the WLMP can apply online or by invitation.
Center for Innovation and Outreach
The WLMP partners with The Center for Innovation and Outreach to bring additional leadership development and learning opportunities to students, including the Innovation Speaker Series and CIO Ambassador Program.
SUPPORT THE WLMP
Your gift of any amount will help cover the cost of the various events and programs that the young women attend during their four years at RMU.
Our donors are our champions!
Women and Transformational Leadership Symposium
The WTLS is The WLMP’s signature annual event. This public event features women leaders in our region and topics that impact the region's move toward gender equity and the advancement of women.
Find answers to common questions to the WLMP including what the program explores and the program requirements.
About Us & Contact Us
Laura Ruschak, Director
Catherine Kraynik, Program Assistant
Rianna Morris, Student Assistant