Women's Center EMPOWERED Leaders Program

Women’s Center EMPOWERED Leaders Program


Purpose 

The Women’s Center EMPOWERED Leaders Program provides a variety of student group programs, professional development workshops and volunteer opportunities to equip you with professional development, personal empowerment, and awareness of diversity and cultural issues. In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain new perspectives and self awareness and engage in critical thinking by reflecting on your experience. 

Program Details

As part of the Women’s Center EMPOWERED Leaders Program, participants will attend events to gain professional development, personal empowerment, and awareness of diversity and cultural issues while also reflecting on these experiences. If desired, you may meet with one of our program coordinators each semester to check in on your goals and how we can help you best develop as a leader. Whether you identify as female or not, we encourage you to participate! These issues don’t just affect women. They impact all of us.

This program is designed for all UofL students, spans over the academic calendar and explores topics and events ranging from Resume and Leadership Skills to Self-Confidence and Owning Your Brand to Pathways Leadership Conference. Participants self-select their programs to accommodate their schedule, personal interests and professional goals.

How do I earn the certificate?

Upon acceptance into the program, participants are required to complete the program requirements listed below by March 1, 2020.

For more information, contact the Women’s Center, womenctr@louisville.edu (502) 852- 8976.

Apply

Application forms are available via EngageUofL.Once you've successfully submitted your application for the certificate program, the Women’s Center will contact you with additional information and next steps towards completing the program. All requirements must be completed by March 1st, 2020, but if you have any questions, please e-mail womenctr@louisville.edu.

Program Requirements

  • Submit application via EngageUofL
  • Share ONE reflective paper at the beginning and ONE at end of participation (1 page minimum)
  • Attend approved events in a variety of categories and briefly reflect on each of them (1 paragraph minimum)
  • Attend Women’s Center programs, Leadership Development programs, and participate in one volunteer project.
  • Attend the following events:
    • Orientation for Student Groups (optional, but encouraged) – August 23rd 2-3pm, Shumaker Research Build 139
    • Fall Meet & Greet
    • Spring Meet & Greet

Attend the awards ceremony at the end of the year - those who have completed the program, will receive a certificate and display some of their accomplishments.

Required Women’s Center Programs (Choose 4 minimum):

  • Lead Kentucky
  • UNA-Women Symposium
  • Campus Talk
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Conference
  • College Women’s Leadership Conference
  • *Other Women’s Center/Women’s Center Student Group Programs

Required Leadership Development Programs (Choose 3 minimum) with signed form

  • Career counseling (3 times)
  • Resume/Cover Letter
  • Mock Interview
  • Legacy Workshops
  • Career Development Center Program

Required Volunteer Project (1 hour) with signed form & submitted photo

Optionally, you may also:

  • Meet with a Women's Center Staff member 
  • Participate in a mentoring/shadow experience (open to members of Women's Center student groups only)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much time will I need to commit?

Your time committed will range depending on the events you choose, the time you contribute towards your reflections and if you choose to participate in the optional opportunities.

Where can I view the programs offered?

Women's Center Calendar of Events 

EngageUofL Events

Look for this logo in the Women's Center Event Calendar!  

What are the benefits of participating in this program?  

  • Gain insight and connect with like-minded students and professional leaders
  • Strengthen your leadership, interpersonal and confidence skills
  • Expand your understanding and perspective on leadership
  • Earning a certificate demonstrating to future employers your completion of the Leadership Program

How much time will I need to commit?

Your time committed will range depending on the events you choose, the time you contribute towards your reflections and if you choose to participate in the optional opportunities.

Where can I view the programs offered?

Women's Center Calendar of Events 

Orgsync Events 

Look for this logo in the Women's Center Event Calendar!  

What are the benefits of participating in this program?  

      • Gain insight and connect with like-minded students and professional leaders

      • Strengthen your leadership, interpersonal and confidence skills

      • Expand your understanding and perspective on leadership

      • Earning a certificate demonstrating to future employers your completion of the Leadership Program