The Women's Leadership Development Program (WLDP) is designed to encourage first and second year women who demonstrate great leadership potential to explore the wide range of leadership opportunities available to them at the University of Virginia. Participants have the opportunity to engage in dynamic presentations on women’s leadership, network with fellow future female leaders, and interact with female role models from the local and national community.
This year, the 25th anniversary of the program’s inception, WLDP’s mission
WLDP inspires growth in UVa women by connecting them to opportunities and resources, empowering them to reach their leadership potential, and challenging them to seek personal, academic, and professional success.
WLDP is open to 1st and 2nd year undergraduate women. The program is held each spring semester and includes an opening reception, three sessions, a closing dinner, and small group meetings. In order to be considered a graduate of the program, attendance is required at all three sessions. Participants will also take part in a program-wide service projects.
What will I learn?
WLDP offers participants a wide range of programming that addresses personal and professional development, networking and communication skills, self-confidence, and leadership style. Each year WLDP offers fun group activities, engaging speakers, and valuable presentations by women leaders.
Goals of WLDP:
The Women’s Leadership Development Program is accepting applications from November 9th to November 29th, 2015. Applications for the program can be found on the WLDP @UVA site under the forms tab. All applications must be received by November 29th, 2015 by midnight. Participants will be notified of their application status in early December.
In mid-October, participants are nominated to WLDP by professors, teaching assistants, resident advisors and other leaders at the University. Participants may also self-nominate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply.