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2019 Women's Leadership Institute


The Women's Leadership Institute aims to enhance leadership abilities, increase awareness of personal skills, and assist women in developing learning strategies to help them create positive sustainable change in their communities.

This conference will address a range of leadership challenges faced by women, including networking, mentorship and career advancement, moving beyond the perceptions of women in the workplace, and thriving in diverse cultures. The Institute is filled with inspirational guest presenters, who are eager to share their knowledge. Registration is free for UMSL students and $10.00 for non-UMSL students.

Payment can be rendered in person via cash or check in the Office of Student Involvement, 366 Millennium Student, Monday-Thursday (8-6) and Friday (8-5). For university groups, an invoice can be provided for payment processing (each participant must be registered separately). Make checks payable to University of Missouri-St. Louis.


Are you interested in daycare for your loved ones while you participate in the 4th Annual Women's Leadership Institute? If so please contact the University Childcare Development Center (UCDC) at (314) 516- 5658 for more information. Care will be FREE for students who have registered for the Women's Leadership Institute and are PELL GRANT ELIGIBLE! For students who are not pell grant eligible the fee would be $ 10.00 per child, for the full six hours of the event. 

University Childcare Development Center

130 South Campus Classroom Building

University of Missouri- St. Louis

7800 Natural Bridge Road

St. Louis, MO. 63121-4499

(314) 516-5658


2019 Women's Leadership Institute
Saturday, March 16, 2018
Millennium Student Center, 3rd floor

UMSL Registration

Non-UMSL Registration

Please feel free to contact:
Xavier Blackwell, Coordinator of Leadership Education 


9:30 AM- 10:00 AM Check-In MSC 3rd Floor
10:00 AM-10:50 AM Welcome & Keynote Century Rooms
11:00 AM-11:50 AM Breakout Session #1: Navigating Personal & Professional Life Various Locations
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Networking Lunch MSC 3rd Floor
1:00 PM- 1:50 PM Breakout Session #2: Navigating Perceptions of Women in the Workforce Various Locations
2:00 PM -2:50 PM Breakout Session #3: Navigating Cultural Competencies Various Location
3:00 PM-4:00 PM Closing Panel with Q & A Century Rooms

Each breakout session is 50 minutes long and broken into three main themes:

Keynote Speaker

Alexa Carlin


Check out a few of the presentations highlighted at the 2017 Women's Leadership Institute:


Women's Leadership Panel Members