Global Women's Leadership Development


Global Women’s Leadership Development offers you the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Washington, DC studying the key issues facing women around the world and in the US as we move into the 21st century. Whether considering critical issues such as women’s health, universal legal and human rights, or economic entrepreneurship, you will have the chance to critically assess case studies in an intensive core course. Through your professional and academic experience, you will also consider these questions: how do we develop more opportunities for women around the world to lead in politics, the nonprofit world, and the business world?

After taking this course, you will have gained an improved:

  • Understanding of political dynamics, social and cultural norms, and institutions and rules that affect how women strive for and maintain leadership positions;
  • Understanding of values and challenges of diverse leadership practices;
  • Awareness of the role of gender and identity in global and US policies;
  • Familiarity with key historical and theoretical perspectives in global women's and gender studies;
  • Knowledge of resources for leadership and advocacy in DC and beyond.

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