WLI is a leadership program May 30–June 3,2017, for women identified[*] students centered on establishing solidarity and working along intersections that exist within communities of women[*] as well as challenging and deconstructing existing frameworks that exist within workplaces, the collegiate environment, and society as whole. This year’s pending theme is RESILIENCE, RESISTANCE, and HEALING.
WLI aims to foster knowledge sharing, strategizing, skill building and mentorship in a supportive and rejuvenating environment in addition to methods of consolidating resilience, resistance, and healing in the current political and social climate. The goal is to provide a space to sharpen leadership skills, identify the impact various oppressions have on leadership styles, develop intentionality in space building, holding, and taking, and provide practical strategies on existing and resisting within differing and intersecting identities. Ultimately, WLI exists to develop community, intentional space, confidence, and consciousness among and within leaders who experience or have experienced life through the lens of a woman[*].
Priority is given to Berkeley graduate, professional school, and undergraduate students. The conference is free for UC students.