PROVIDING WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION, SKILL BUILDING, AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES.
We are excited to host you at Saint Mary's School's 2023 Young Women's Leadership Institute!
About the program
The Young Women’s Leadership Institute provides a world-class leadership experience for a globally diverse cohort of young women, including a dynamic and profound leadership curriculum, skill building, active reflection, and scenario-based collaboration opportunities.
The Young Women’s Leadership Institute is designed to provide an unparalleled opportunity for young women to expand their leadership skills and sense of civic responsibility as they consider their own character, leadership, and integrity. The selected cohort will actively participate in experiences designed to leverage their unique leadership capacities. The Institute is centered around exposure to a world class speaker series of talented and diverse women leaders who have made a difference in their field.
This program will challenge participants to embrace, explore and reflect on what women’ s leadership involves at the highest levels, with a view to changing the world that we live in.
- 14 days of immersive leadership experiences, workshops and training for girls in grades 9-12
- Diverse women leaders and experts on a wide variety of topics and sessions
- Skill-building workshops
- Peer learning, small-group sessions
- Activities and experiences in Raleigh and North Carolina
- YWLI Leadership Certificate
Team-Based Leadership Activities
- NC Outdoor Adventures (High/Low Ropes Course)
- Trip to Washington DC to tour the US Capital Building
- Visit and watch NC Courage Pro women's soccer team) They will come to campus one day a week and host a Q&A session.
- Visit to NC Museum of Art
- Visit to A Place at the Table
- Escape Room
- Paddle Boating
- Silent Disco
Who should attend?
The material for Saint Mary's YWLI is designed for high school girls in 9th-12th grade. The youngest group who can sign up for this experience are incoming 9th graders.
Students Who Attend the Young Women's Leadership Institute Will...
Students who attend Saint Mary's Young Women's Leadership Institute will develop a critical understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by young women seeking leadership roles.
Students who attend Saint Mary's Young Women's Leadership Institute will build a sense of self-identity and self-confidence in relation to their own leadership potential.
Students who attend Saint Mary's Young Women's Leadership Institute will maximize the benefits of intergenerational learning and understanding the experiences of women in leadership positions.
Students who attend Saint Mary's Young Women's Leadership Institute will benefit from the collective intelligence of a globally and culturally diverse cohort of leaders in responding to complex leadership scenarios.
Students who attend Saint Mary's Young Women's Leadership Institute will recognize the inherent characteristics within successful women's participation in leadership.
Students who attend Saint Mary's Young Women's Leadership Institute will experience leadership in a social context through a variety of fellowship activities.