NNCWLP

Welcome to the National Network of Collegiate Women’s Leadership Programs’ (NNCWLP) homepage. The NNCWLP was created by the Women In Learning and Leadership Program at The College of New Jersey in order to connect WILL programs and WILL sister programs across the country

The Network is comprised of two components this webpage and a national listserv. The webpage serves as a home base with information about all of the programs in the network. The listserv provides an easy way for the programs in the network to stay in contact and share information.

Below are details for each of the collegiate programs in the NNCWLP and contact information if you are interested in joining the Network or starting a women’s leadership program on your campus.

What makes a colliegate women’s leaders program?

Collegiate women’s leadership programs use a three-pronged approach*

  • women, gender, and sexuality studies related coursework
  • student-run leadership development organization
  • women and gender related programming outside of the classroom

Overarching goals of collegiate women’s leadership programs*

  • To encourage critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem solving skills that empower women as leaders
  • To foster a deeper understanding of women’s diverse roles and contributions to society as well as gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity
  • To increase awareness of inequalities and of individual and collective strategies to address these inequities
  • To nurture students’ self-awareness, self-confidence and personal growth
  • To provide opportunities for women to explore career and life choices
  • To connect students with one another, and to a strong and supportive network of faculty, staff and community mentors

* Based on combined information from the University of Richmond and The College of New Jersey’s WILL programs.

Current members of the National Network of Collegiate Women’s Leadership Programs

University of Richmond

Women Involved in Living and Learning (WILL) (founding program)

Women Involved in Living and Learning

University of Richmond

28 Westhampton Way

Richmond, Virginia 23173

Holly Blake, Ph.D.

Director

(804) 289-8472

hblake@richmond.edu

Melissa Ooten, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

(804) 289-8840

mooten@richmond.edu

Program founded in 1980

WILL’s founding mother program

The College of New Jersey

Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL)

Women In Learning and Leadership

The College of New Jersey

2000 Pennington Road

Ewing, New Jersey 08628

(609) 771-2878

will@tcnj.edu

Mary Lynn W. Hopps

Director

(609) 771-2178

mlhopps@tcnj.edu

Program founded in 2000

Founders of the NNCWLP

Duke University

Baldwin Scholars

Baldwin Scholars Program

PO Box 90765

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina 27708

(919) 684-6579

baldwinscholars@duke.edu

Emily Klein, Ph.D.

Co-Director

(919) 684-5965

ek4@duke.edu

Donna E. Lisker, Ph.D.

Co-Director

(919) 684-3897

dlisker@duke.edu

Colleen Scott

Assistant Director

(919) 684-6579

colleen.scott@duke.edu

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL)

Women Involved in Learning and Leadership

University of Maryland Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250

Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Ph.D.

Acting Director

(410) 455-6371

jodik@umbc.edu

University of Michigan, Dearborn

Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL)

Women In Learning and Leadership (WILL)

The University of Michigan, Dearborn

4901 Evergreen Road

Dearborn, Michigan 4812

Marilee Benore Parsons, Ph.D.

Director

(313) 593-5387

mparsons@umd.umich.edu

Winona State University

Women Involved in Living and Learning (WILL)

Women Involved in Living and Learning (WILL)

326 Minne Hall
Winona, Minnesota 55987

Tamara Berg, Ph.D.

Director

(507) 457-5460

tberg@winona.edu

Additional Collegiate Women’s Leadership Programs

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Institue for Women’s Leadership

Tulane University, Intensive Newcomb

Washington and Lee, Knowledge Empowering Women Leaders (KEWL)

For instructions for list users or to subscribe yourself to the listserv (CWLP-L@tcnj.edu) click here.

For additional information about the National Network of Collegiate Women’s Leadership Programs or to have your program added to the network listserve please contact Mary Lynn Hopps (mlhopps@tcnj.edu) Director of the Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) Program at The College of New Jersey.

For information about starting a women’s leadership program on your campus please contact Holly Blake (hblake@richmond.edu) Director of the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL) Program at the University of Richmond

To correct or update your program’s information on this site please contact the Women In Learning and Leadership Program at the College of New Jersey (will@tcnj.edu).