The fourth annual Women’s Leadership Intensive (WLI) is a leadership program for women identified [*] students. This year WLI is centered on challenging common perceptions of what it means to be a leader in order to be more inclusive of those who live at the intersections of marginalized identities.

This year’s theme is Taking Root, Growing Vision, which is inspired by adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy. WLI aims to provide a framework for understanding how we can be there for ourselves in order to be there for our communities.

By providing a space to cultivate the leadership skills that we already possess, WLI seeks to participate in a process of identifying the impact various oppressions have on leadership skills and provide practical strategies for developing collective liberation in order to make our visions for the future happen now. WLI exists to foster community and build an intentional space for those who identify as women [*] to challenge, deconstruct, and redefine what it means to be a leader.

We invite women identified [*] students of all ages, abilities, socio-economic and citizenship status, sexualities, religions, and cultural backgrounds to participate.

[*] “women identified’: those who experience through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity past, present, future and fluid (UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center)

​Additional Needs
While this program is free, we recognize that some may have financial constraints (e.g. need for short-term housing, childcare costs, impact on work hours, etc) that may limit one’s participation. Should you have a need, please indicate in your application, and we will consider these on a case by case basis.

More Info
Visit the Geneq website to apply. For disability related accommodations, please go to with as much notice as possible. For questions, please email [email protected].