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WGLI Founder to Speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices

Diana Ruiz will address women’s leadership development in honor of International Women’s Day

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARCH 12, 2019) – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces
that its Founder, Diana Ruiz, will speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices Event on
March 12, 2019 in San Francisco. The forum is hosted by World Affairs, in partnership with
Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, IGNITE and Global Fund for Women.

Event attendees can expect to celebrate International Women’s Day with a diverse lineup of
speakers who are committed to women’s development and empowerment.

The event will feature a conversation with a panel of powerhouse women leaders, sharing their
personal journeys and […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Events, Featured, News|

The Women Getting It Done Series

The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) focuses on empowering and encouraging women to lead, guide and give back. In our “Women Getting It Done Series”, we profile phenomenal women who have been involved with WGLI either as a program participant or as a program contributor. For this month’s profile, we asked Beatriz Flores, to tell us about her experience with the WGLI Core Leadership program, what she learned and what advice she’d give to others who are looking to step up to the next level.

KR: Tell us a little about yourself. What […]

The Women Getting It Done Series

According to the dictionary, leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organization”. The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) focuses on empowering and encouraging women to lead, guide and give back. In our “Women Getting It Done Series”, we profile phenomenal women who have been involved with WGLI either as a program participant or as a program contributor. For our first spotlight profile, we interview former Chevron manager, Dr. Mona Sabuco, a noted and well- respected business expert and a San Francisco Bay Area native that has spent decades working […]

Launch of WGLI’s University Program

Email: info@WGLI.org
Contact: Women’s Global Leadership Initiative

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) launched their university program at Mills College in Oakland, California on Friday, April 20. The one-day program engages women from local colleges and trade schools and arms them with training and inspiration to become strong leaders. The event features keynote speakers and leadership development training to encourage women to commit to investing in their future by defining a clear direction and building a community of support.

Keynote speakers included Danielle DeRuiter Williams, CEO of the Justice Collective and Community Development Specialist with the City and County of San Francisco, and Cristina Trujillo, […]

By |September 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Reclaiming Our Holidays, An Ode to Indigenous Peoples Day

Aw, Columbus Day. The faux holiday on the second Monday in October, typically celebrated by the closing of banks and schools for a white dude who didn’t actually discover anything. In 1992, the City of Berkeley, home to the 1960s Free Speech Movement and located 13 miles east of San Francisco, rightfully reclaimed the former bogus holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day. At Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, we’re proud to commemorate and observe this rebranding.

Holidays imply celebration, and the reclaiming and renaming of this particular holiday brings forth an authentic reason to celebrate. Indigenous Peoples Day provides all of us an […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) to Co-host a Workshop with Breaking Glass

San Francisco, CA – February 1st, 2018 — Today, Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), announced it plans to co-host a workshop with Breaking Glass Forum aimed at raising awareness on sexual harassment on February 8th, 2018 at Cobaltix—1095 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94103 from 6p.m. to 8:30p.m. WGLI is joining The Times Up movement and is proud to be promoting empowerment skills that will help put a stop to this preventable epidemic.

WGLI is teaming up with Board Member, Mandy J. Benson and Sexual Harassment Prevention Educator, […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Featured, News|

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State’s Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

The Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo brought together more than 400 regional decision makers, economic experts, community and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, such as tourism, higher education, community banking and entertainment. This is […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, News, Women's Room|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that it will present key workshops and speeches at the 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the game. This will be the first time the WGLI has had a presence at this conference and is expected to be attended by nearly 300 Bay Area […]

Reclaiming Our Holidays, An Ode to Indigenous Peoples Day

Native Lives MatterAw, Columbus Day. The faux holiday on the second Monday in October, typically celebrated by the closing of banks and schools for a white dude who didn’t actually discover anything. In 1992, the City of Berkeley, home to the 1960s Free Speech Movement and located 13 miles east of San Francisco, rightfully reclaimed the former bogus holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day. At the WGLI we’re proud to commemorate and observe this rebranding.

Holidays imply celebration, and the reclaiming and renaming of this particular holiday brings forth an authentic reason to celebrate. […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors

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Media Contact:
Michelle Spita
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Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors

Diversity is abound with female leadership from a range of different professional and ethnic backgrounds

SAN FRANCISCO — July 12, 2017 — Today, the WGLI (Women’s Global Leadership Initiative) announced the new 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors. The board of directors and advisors support the WGLI in providing women-centered organizations with leadership development programs and tools to engage and educate women in their communities.

This monumental vision […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Bill Gates: A Role Model for Young Women To Complete College

By Roxanne Leone

The year was 1985. I was only 13 and Microsoft was in its 10th year and it was just starting to sink in that this company could, possibly, change the world. It wasn’t until I was much older that I took note of the founders philanthropic side and how Bill Gates proudly supported his wife, Melinda, and his family in the quest to make the world a better […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Closing the Wage Gap Through STEM Education

By Roxanne Leone

Since today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, education has been on our minds here at WGLI. Especially STEM education, and especially for women in STEM.

You may be surprised that the wage gap between men and women in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations is much smaller than in other occupations. In fact, in STEM fields, for every $1.00 earned by men, women earn $0.92.

That’s great news, but it comes with some bad news: significantly more men are working in STEM fields than women. In fact, depending on the particular field, it can be as low as 12% […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Uncategorized, Women's Room|

The Controversial Story Behind Taking Our Kids to Work

By Michelle Heller

It started in one small office in New York, grew to 3.5 million offices around the world, and even reached one little office called the White House. It’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day, and it’s today.

The international career day for kids began as simply Take Our Daughters to Work Day, under the auspices of none other than Gloria Steinem. The founder of Ms Foundation had invited her employees to bring their daughters into the office to see what their mothers did at work. The next year, after some journalists heard about the initiative, it went […]

This Earth Day, We Honor Environmentalist Leader Rachel Carson


By Roxanne Leone

You’re probably one of the 1 billion people worldwide who celebrate Earth Day, which was first inaugurated by a group of American environmentalists on April 22, 1970. Twenty years later Earth Day went global, and today, it’s the largest civic observance in the world!

But even though Earth Day began in the US, the American environmentalist movement didn’t begin in earnest until Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring became a surprise bestseller in 1962.

Carson was a career biologist and the author of two previous bestsellers. Her title Silent Spring signifies the loss of songbirds, and the book was one […]

Tax Day: Could It Be the New International Women’s Day?


By Michelle Spita

Happy Tax Day, that time-honored tradition when most Americans are scrambling last minute to file their taxes. Americans usually use their tax refunds for lavish vacations and pricey, unnecessary purchases, and sure, one could make the argument that the spike of cash hitting the market is good for the economy. But here’s a thought: what if we lived in a world where people instead donated their tax refunds to charities?

For example, many experts believe that the quickest way to mitigate climate change is to check the growth in world population by making contraception more readily available in […]

Happy No Housework Day

Young mother working from home


By Michelle Spita

A few weeks back, a British man was publicly mortified when his two young children burst into his home office in the middle of a live on-camera interview with the BBC. It was a scenario many parents could relate to, and naturally the clip went viral. But it also sparked a larger conversation about the varying roles that men and women play in balancing their work and home lives, even generating spoofs depicting what the scene might have looked like if it had […]

Celebrate #EqualPayDay, Phenomenal Women!

Today is Equal Pay Day and there’s no question this day is significant to WGLI. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. By now we are all familiar with the statistic that a woman working full-time, year-round makes, on average 80 percent of what a man earns during the same period, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) states based on the data trend since 2001, it has been determined that it will take more than […]

Lilly Ledbetter: 2017 Women’s History Month Honoree

By Brooke Erickson

Copy of lillyledbetterjpg-822dc3fdc9542b67March is Women’s History Month every year of course, but for everyone here at WGLI, this year’s Women’s History Month is unusually significant: the National Women’s History Project has named 2017 the year to honor “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” and one trailblazer in particular, Lilly Ledbetter.

Needless to say, trailblazers are just the kind of leaders WGLI trains every day. And no one knows trailblazing better than Lilly Ledbetter. Thanks to the Fair Pay Act of 2009, the name Ledbetter is now synonymous with the […]

This International Women’s Day, #BeBoldForChange

By Michelle Heller


still we rise

You probably didn’t know that International Women’s Day dates back more than 100 years. But it does — this year’s International Women’s Day will mark more than a century of powerful, passionate women leaders rallying for everything from women’s suffrage to rural poverty. Leon Trotsky himself credited the 1917 Women’s Day march as a key event that helped spark the Russian Revolution.

From the start, March 8 has symbolized bold leadership in stamping out gender inequality. But this year promises to be bolder than ever.

This year’s International […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, International, Women's Room|

Moving Beyond the Elections at WGLI

By Diana Ruiz, Executive Director, Women’s Global Leadership Initiative


As we strive toward creating equality for women in the US and globally, WGLI has set out to drive change. Regardless of our political affiliation, this is the thread that continues to unite us. It serves as our foundation and strength.

As we gather our thoughts and try to make sense of what happened in the elections, it is important to recognize that the fear that has divided this country is rooted in a reality that many of us have not yet acknowledged: economic inequalities exist for so many Americans.

I […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business, Training|

Women’s Room

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State’s Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

The Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo brought together more than 400 regional decision makers, economic experts, community and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, such as tourism, higher education, community banking and entertainment. This is […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, News, Women's Room|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that it will present key workshops and speeches at the 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the game. This will be the first time the WGLI has had a presence at this conference and is expected to be attended by nearly 300 Bay Area […]

Closing the Wage Gap Through STEM Education

By Roxanne Leone

Since today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, education has been on our minds here at WGLI. Especially STEM education, and especially for women in STEM.

You may be surprised that the wage gap between men and women in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations is much smaller than in other occupations. In fact, in STEM fields, for every $1.00 earned by men, women earn $0.92.

That’s great news, but it comes with some bad news: significantly more men are working in STEM fields than women. In fact, depending on the particular field, it can be as low as 12% […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Uncategorized, Women's Room|

The Controversial Story Behind Taking Our Kids to Work

By Michelle Heller

It started in one small office in New York, grew to 3.5 million offices around the world, and even reached one little office called the White House. It’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day, and it’s today.

The international career day for kids began as simply Take Our Daughters to Work Day, under the auspices of none other than Gloria Steinem. The founder of Ms Foundation had invited her employees to bring their daughters into the office to see what their mothers did at work. The next year, after some journalists heard about the initiative, it went […]

This Earth Day, We Honor Environmentalist Leader Rachel Carson


By Roxanne Leone

You’re probably one of the 1 billion people worldwide who celebrate Earth Day, which was first inaugurated by a group of American environmentalists on April 22, 1970. Twenty years later Earth Day went global, and today, it’s the largest civic observance in the world!

But even though Earth Day began in the US, the American environmentalist movement didn’t begin in earnest until Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring became a surprise bestseller in 1962.

Carson was a career biologist and the author of two previous bestsellers. Her title Silent Spring signifies the loss of songbirds, and the book was one […]

Tax Day: Could It Be the New International Women’s Day?


By Michelle Spita

Happy Tax Day, that time-honored tradition when most Americans are scrambling last minute to file their taxes. Americans usually use their tax refunds for lavish vacations and pricey, unnecessary purchases, and sure, one could make the argument that the spike of cash hitting the market is good for the economy. But here’s a thought: what if we lived in a world where people instead donated their tax refunds to charities?

For example, many experts believe that the quickest way to mitigate climate change is to check the growth in world population by making contraception more readily available in […]

Happy No Housework Day

Young mother working from home


By Michelle Spita

A few weeks back, a British man was publicly mortified when his two young children burst into his home office in the middle of a live on-camera interview with the BBC. It was a scenario many parents could relate to, and naturally the clip went viral. But it also sparked a larger conversation about the varying roles that men and women play in balancing their work and home lives, even generating spoofs depicting what the scene might have looked like if it had […]

Celebrate #EqualPayDay, Phenomenal Women!

Today is Equal Pay Day and there’s no question this day is significant to WGLI. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. By now we are all familiar with the statistic that a woman working full-time, year-round makes, on average 80 percent of what a man earns during the same period, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) states based on the data trend since 2001, it has been determined that it will take more than […]

Lilly Ledbetter: 2017 Women’s History Month Honoree

By Brooke Erickson

Copy of lillyledbetterjpg-822dc3fdc9542b67March is Women’s History Month every year of course, but for everyone here at WGLI, this year’s Women’s History Month is unusually significant: the National Women’s History Project has named 2017 the year to honor “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” and one trailblazer in particular, Lilly Ledbetter.

Needless to say, trailblazers are just the kind of leaders WGLI trains every day. And no one knows trailblazing better than Lilly Ledbetter. Thanks to the Fair Pay Act of 2009, the name Ledbetter is now synonymous with the […]

This International Women’s Day, #BeBoldForChange

By Michelle Heller


still we rise

You probably didn’t know that International Women’s Day dates back more than 100 years. But it does — this year’s International Women’s Day will mark more than a century of powerful, passionate women leaders rallying for everything from women’s suffrage to rural poverty. Leon Trotsky himself credited the 1917 Women’s Day march as a key event that helped spark the Russian Revolution.

From the start, March 8 has symbolized bold leadership in stamping out gender inequality. But this year promises to be bolder than ever.

This year’s International […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, International, Women's Room|

Women in STEM: Challenges That Need Our Attention

By Arti Jasrotia


We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are to start moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.

These are the words of Rosalyn Yalow, a medical physicist and Nobel prize awardee in 1977. Forty years later, an immediate future of equality of opportunity remains doubtful for most of the women in many parts of the globe. And most assuredly while […]

By |September 28th, 2016|Categories: Women's Room|

Men Who Are Feminists: We Love YOU

By Carrie Hall, Director of Public Relations, WGLI


male_feministThe word ‘feminist’ has been a part of our vocabularies since most of us were very young. Whether someone said the word disparagingly or not, we knew feminists were women even if we didn’t know what they did or even if we were one.

I tried the word ‘feminist’ on for size in college, then gave it up thinking it was too radical. When I grew into the “me” I really knew myself to be, I took the label back on for good. But I […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: Women's Room|

4 Quotes that Will Crush Your Image of Norway as a Feminist Utopia

By Inga Helgudóttir Ingulfsen


Being a native of Iceland and Norway – two progressive Nordic welfare states – while living in Brooklyn, I often find myself boasting of my home countries’ feminist social policies, such as the one-year long parental leave, the low cost of childcare, or their high rankings on lists of the best countries to be a woman. However, just as often I feel compelled to offer a counter narrative to the idealization of Nordic countries in American popular discourse. The most recent incarnation of this phenomenon is arguably the frequent references by Bernie Sanders and his […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: Women's Room|

Women Rising

WGLI Founder to Speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices

Diana Ruiz will address women’s leadership development in honor of International Women’s Day

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARCH 12, 2019) – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces
that its Founder, Diana Ruiz, will speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices Event on
March 12, 2019 in San Francisco. The forum is hosted by World Affairs, in partnership with
Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, IGNITE and Global Fund for Women.

Event attendees can expect to celebrate International Women’s Day with a diverse lineup of
speakers who are committed to women’s development and empowerment.

The event will feature a conversation with a panel of powerhouse women leaders, sharing their
personal journeys and […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Events, Featured, News|

The Women Getting It Done Series

According to the dictionary, leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organization”. The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) focuses on empowering and encouraging women to lead, guide and give back. In our “Women Getting It Done Series”, we profile phenomenal women who have been involved with WGLI either as a program participant or as a program contributor. For our first spotlight profile, we interview former Chevron manager, Dr. Mona Sabuco, a noted and well- respected business expert and a San Francisco Bay Area native that has spent decades working […]

The Woman Behind the Bitch Face: Transforming Cultural Norms to Live Our Leadership Potential

I had resting bitch face before resting bitch face was popular. As early as 3rd grade, I remember kids at school would ask “What’s wrong?” and I would annoyedly answer, “I’m fine” while the feeling of emptiness and numbness stung inside of me. 

Things at home were chaotic, and I didn’t like being the only Asian American in an entire school of white students and being unable to talk to anybody about my true feelings. But I knew that maintaining my perfect little Chinese student facade was what was expected of me, and to air any […]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Empowerment|

Successes and Challenges in Developing Countries

More and more women in developing markets and lower-income countries are
driven to start their own enterprise. From restaurants, to high-end nail salons to
volunteer organizations helping other girls and women, women leaders around the
world are creating businesses and organizations that not only impact their own
lives, but also the countries they pursue their endeavors in.
According to MasterCard research, lower-income countries such as Uganda and
Bangladesh have some of the highest rates of female entrepreneurs, despite
discouraging conditions, CNBC reported. And, when more women work, economies
grow as well.
Working […]

By |July 6th, 2018|Categories: Empowerment|

Myth Busting 101: Sexual Harassment

By Mandy J. Benson


Some have expressed fear that the #MeToo, #WeSaidEnough and #TimesUp campaigns are taking things too far. There seems to be an assumption by some that the women who have complained of sexual harassment are demanding that employers push the alleged harasser to resign or be fired immediately. The fear is that men lose their jobs without due process, and that companies are complying with these women’s specific demands. Some are complaining that men aren’t getting an opportunity to defend themselves before they are terminated, thus ruining their careers and families over a possibly false allegation.

We’ve all […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Empowerment|

#MeToo needs allyship not black dresses

Authored by WGLI Staff Writer, Megan Imperial


Amidst all the buzz surrounding the Golden Globes and the “Me Too” campaign, sexual harassment has been at the forefront of activism. In entertainment and Hollywood, many of the predators have finally been brought to justice evidenced by blacklisting. From Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey — these sexual predators are no longer welcome on the big screen. Women for too long have been accused of crying wolf over sexual harassment and assault, but in this movement, we are living in, we witness a shift. However, we still have a long way […]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: Empowerment|Tags: |

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State’s Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

The Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo brought together more than 400 regional decision makers, economic experts, community and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, such as tourism, higher education, community banking and entertainment. This is […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, News, Women's Room|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that it will present key workshops and speeches at the 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the game. This will be the first time the WGLI has had a presence at this conference and is expected to be attended by nearly 300 Bay Area […]

Leadership Lessons from Mom


By Veatrice Carabine

Whether you believe leaders are born or made, there is no denying that mothers play an important role in shaping our development. As children, we witness their response to adversity, to challenge, or to success, and we learn from these experiences.

To pay tribute to mothers this Mother’s Day, the staff here at WGLI would like to share some of the leadership lessons we’ve learned from our mothers — because, after all, true leadership begins at home.

Appreciate Diversity
My mother always stepped away from any group whose conversation centered on gossip or discrimination in any way. She told us that these […]

Closing the Wage Gap Through STEM Education

By Roxanne Leone

Since today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, education has been on our minds here at WGLI. Especially STEM education, and especially for women in STEM.

You may be surprised that the wage gap between men and women in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations is much smaller than in other occupations. In fact, in STEM fields, for every $1.00 earned by men, women earn $0.92.

That’s great news, but it comes with some bad news: significantly more men are working in STEM fields than women. In fact, depending on the particular field, it can be as low as 12% […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Uncategorized, Women's Room|

The Controversial Story Behind Taking Our Kids to Work

By Michelle Heller

It started in one small office in New York, grew to 3.5 million offices around the world, and even reached one little office called the White House. It’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day, and it’s today.

The international career day for kids began as simply Take Our Daughters to Work Day, under the auspices of none other than Gloria Steinem. The founder of Ms Foundation had invited her employees to bring their daughters into the office to see what their mothers did at work. The next year, after some journalists heard about the initiative, it went […]

This Earth Day, We Honor Environmentalist Leader Rachel Carson


By Roxanne Leone

You’re probably one of the 1 billion people worldwide who celebrate Earth Day, which was first inaugurated by a group of American environmentalists on April 22, 1970. Twenty years later Earth Day went global, and today, it’s the largest civic observance in the world!

But even though Earth Day began in the US, the American environmentalist movement didn’t begin in earnest until Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring became a surprise bestseller in 1962.

Carson was a career biologist and the author of two previous bestsellers. Her title Silent Spring signifies the loss of songbirds, and the book was one […]

Tax Day: Could It Be the New International Women’s Day?


By Michelle Spita

Happy Tax Day, that time-honored tradition when most Americans are scrambling last minute to file their taxes. Americans usually use their tax refunds for lavish vacations and pricey, unnecessary purchases, and sure, one could make the argument that the spike of cash hitting the market is good for the economy. But here’s a thought: what if we lived in a world where people instead donated their tax refunds to charities?

For example, many experts believe that the quickest way to mitigate climate change is to check the growth in world population by making contraception more readily available in […]

Happy No Housework Day

Young mother working from home


By Michelle Spita

A few weeks back, a British man was publicly mortified when his two young children burst into his home office in the middle of a live on-camera interview with the BBC. It was a scenario many parents could relate to, and naturally the clip went viral. But it also sparked a larger conversation about the varying roles that men and women play in balancing their work and home lives, even generating spoofs depicting what the scene might have looked like if it had […]

Celebrate #EqualPayDay, Phenomenal Women!

Today is Equal Pay Day and there’s no question this day is significant to WGLI. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. By now we are all familiar with the statistic that a woman working full-time, year-round makes, on average 80 percent of what a man earns during the same period, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) states based on the data trend since 2001, it has been determined that it will take more than […]

Lilly Ledbetter: 2017 Women’s History Month Honoree

By Brooke Erickson

Copy of lillyledbetterjpg-822dc3fdc9542b67March is Women’s History Month every year of course, but for everyone here at WGLI, this year’s Women’s History Month is unusually significant: the National Women’s History Project has named 2017 the year to honor “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” and one trailblazer in particular, Lilly Ledbetter.

Needless to say, trailblazers are just the kind of leaders WGLI trains every day. And no one knows trailblazing better than Lilly Ledbetter. Thanks to the Fair Pay Act of 2009, the name Ledbetter is now synonymous with the […]

This International Women’s Day, #BeBoldForChange

By Michelle Heller


still we rise

You probably didn’t know that International Women’s Day dates back more than 100 years. But it does — this year’s International Women’s Day will mark more than a century of powerful, passionate women leaders rallying for everything from women’s suffrage to rural poverty. Leon Trotsky himself credited the 1917 Women’s Day march as a key event that helped spark the Russian Revolution.

From the start, March 8 has symbolized bold leadership in stamping out gender inequality. But this year promises to be bolder than ever.

This year’s International […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, International, Women's Room|

Why women leaders?

Women leaders: two words that are rarely seen together, two words that if embraced more often by more men and women, would positively change the human and economic course and condition of the world.

The fact is the number of women leaders is too few. In the article “The Most Undervalued Leadership Traits of Women,” by Glenn Llopis, as of July 2013, there were only 19 females that were elected presidents and prime ministers worldwide, and only 4.6% women who held CEO positions inside Fortune 500 companies. These percentages, however low, demonstrate slowly but surely, women are becoming leaders.

Women leaders are not fully appreciated for their unique […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Empowerment|

News & Events

WGLI Founder to Speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices

Diana Ruiz will address women’s leadership development in honor of International Women’s Day

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARCH 12, 2019) – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces
that its Founder, Diana Ruiz, will speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices Event on
March 12, 2019 in San Francisco. The forum is hosted by World Affairs, in partnership with
Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, IGNITE and Global Fund for Women.

Event attendees can expect to celebrate International Women’s Day with a diverse lineup of
speakers who are committed to women’s development and empowerment.

The event will feature a conversation with a panel of powerhouse women leaders, sharing their
personal journeys and […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Events, Featured, News|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) to Co-host a Workshop with Breaking Glass

San Francisco, CA – February 1st, 2018 — Today, Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), announced it plans to co-host a workshop with Breaking Glass Forum aimed at raising awareness on sexual harassment on February 8th, 2018 at Cobaltix—1095 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94103 from 6p.m. to 8:30p.m. WGLI is joining The Times Up movement and is proud to be promoting empowerment skills that will help put a stop to this preventable epidemic.

WGLI is teaming up with Board Member, Mandy J. Benson and Sexual Harassment Prevention Educator, […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Featured, News|

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State’s Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

The Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo brought together more than 400 regional decision makers, economic experts, community and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, such as tourism, higher education, community banking and entertainment. This is […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, News, Women's Room|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that it will present key workshops and speeches at the 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the game. This will be the first time the WGLI has had a presence at this conference and is expected to be attended by nearly 300 Bay Area […]

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Michelle Spita
562-331-3135
Michelle.spita@wgli.org

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors

Diversity is abound with female leadership from a range of different professional and ethnic backgrounds

SAN FRANCISCO — July 12, 2017 — Today, the WGLI (Women’s Global Leadership Initiative) announced the new 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors. The board of directors and advisors support the WGLI in providing women-centered organizations with leadership development programs and tools to engage and educate women in their communities.

This monumental vision […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

WGLI Global Board Advisor, featured speaker at Women’s Economic Forum in New Delhi (5/9/2017)

San Francisco, California, May 9, 2017 — This week, the WGLI announced a major presence at the Women’s Economic Forum, a global gathering and international movement of leadership and empowerment in New Delhi, India.  Dr. Pamela Sitienei, a member of the WGLI Global Advisory Board, will be one of the influential speakers at the event. The week-long conference held from May 8th-13th at the Pullman-Novotel Hotel is considered to be the world’s fastest growing global conference. The aim of the conference is to foster empowering conversations and connections among women committed to foster constructive change in all walks of […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Bay Area Non-Profit Starts Pilot Programs for Women’s Leadership in Mexico (10/14/2016)

Bay Area Non-Profit Starts Pilot Programs for Women’s Leadership in Mexico : Partnerships Planned with Sonora’s Secretary of Culture and Education and the National Chamber of Commerce

San Francisco, California, October 14, 2016 — Next week, the Executive Director of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), Diana Ruiz, will be traveling to meet with representatives from government and professional organizations in the Mexican state of Sonora to begin partnerships for a pilot program for women’s leadership education. The planned pilot program will begin February 2017 in Hermosillo (Sonora’s state capital) and will be the test launch for subsequent programs in cities throughout […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

Diana Ruiz, Executive Director of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C. (7/11/2016)

Diana Ruiz, Executive Director of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C.

Santa Rosa, Calif., July 11, 2016:  Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces that its Executive Director, Diana Ruiz, will speak at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Convention on July 13-14, 2016.

Diana will lead a session called Leveraging Latina Talent: Effective strategies to recruit, retain and develop talent. The session will cover the leadership challenge of addressing the largest and most diverse workforce in U.S. History. Today, Millennials represent the largest U.S. workforce in history, and Latino millennials represent a large […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces Spring 2016 Core Leadership Program (3/17/2016)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces Spring 2016 Core Leadership Program Providing Professional Learning and Growth Opportunities

Santa Rosa, California, March 17, 2016 — Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) has announced Sonoma County’s Spring Core Leadership Program which will take place over five Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm starting April 23 and 30, May 7 and 14, and June 4 at Empire College at 3035 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa.

The Core Leadership program is taught by highly-skilled local professionals who are excited to work with local women to teach them core competencies through skill-building exercises and active discussions. Attendees will […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

WGLI Core Leadership Program Fall 2015 Invest in Yourself and Your Future! (9/10/2015)

Date: September 10, 2015

Name of Organization: Women’s Global Leadership Initiative

Contact: Sherri Hansell

Phone Number:  510-418-1290

Email Address: shansell.wgli@gmail.com

Website: www.wgli.org

WGLI Core Leadership Program Fall 2015 Invest in Yourself and Your Future!

Oakland, CA: The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) presents “WGLI Core Leadership Program Fall 2015 Invest in Yourself and Your Future! The Core Leadership is a series of 5, one-day sessions starting on Saturday, September 26 in Oakland, CA. Registration closes September 18, 2015

The Core Leadership Program is designed to address the needs and desires of women through personal attention including mentorships from experienced professional women. Through lectures, exercises, and group interaction you […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

East Bay Program to Highlight Women’s Role as Agents of Change (3/9/2015)

East Bay Program to Highlight Womens Role as Agents of Change

Oakland — In celebration of Women’s International Day, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) will hold “Women Defying Limits in the East Bay” from 6 to 9 p.m., on March 9, at Betti Ono Gallery, 1427 Broadway, Oakland, California.

The programs partners, Betti Ono Gallery and Show & Tell Concept Store, and co-sponsors: United Nations, Courage to Run, and East Bay Women’s Political Caucus ,will recognize “women who have found the courage to lead,” organizers say. Among the questions that will be answered are “What personal and professional obstacles have you […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

2014 R.U.N. (Rise Up Now) Forum (11/8/2014)

Join a variety of community organizations and local leaders

9am-3:30pm, Saturday November 8 at Santa Rosa Junior College for the  2014 R.U.N. (Rise Up Now) Forum.

Developed by several local, state and national organizations, the forum provides Sonoma County’s underrepresented communities with the knowledge and resources needed to run for local boards, commissions and committees.

The forum will be most helpful for young, politically active leaders, as it will teach them how to translate their political passions into careers as elected public servants.

In an investigation of local boards and committees, the Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury has recommended “finding more ways […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

Local non-profits unite to advance community leadership (4/19/2012)

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Santa Rosa Mayor and Sonoma County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member Ernesto Oliveras gives opening remarks at the Run Forum on April 21.

Since the earliest days of Santa Rosa’s history when Mexican Settler Maria Carrillo became the “Mother of Santa Rosa,” local women and ethnic minorities have played a significant role as informal community leaders. But the bridge from an informal leadership role to a formal position in the community has often not been easy to cross.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, today women represent more than half […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

Women’s Wellness Lecture (12/5/2012)

Women’s Wellness Lecture

Feb 28th 6:00-8:00pm

SRJC’s Petaluma Campus, Carole Ellis Auditorium

680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway

Petaluma, CA 94954

 

Free to the public

Get a positive start on the new year by building a healthier, happier– new you.  The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative invites you to join our first annual Women’s Wellness Day.   This free event is features three outstanding local speakers who are experts in body image, forgiveness, and financial literacy.

In her talk on autonomy and body image, Carrie Peterson MSW Youth Employment Case Manager ) West County Community Services will address how body dissatisfaction impacts the quality of life, how it relates to self- […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

WGLI Core Leadership Workshop (Spring 2013)

Press Release: WGLI Core Leadership Workshop

5 Saturdays Beginning in February (9:00am -4:00pm February 23, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20)
Empire College (3035 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa)

Ignite your leadership skills!
Are you ready to grow your career and give back to the community?
We are now accepting applications to our Core Leadership Workshop. Enrollment is limited to 25 women

WGLI’s Core Leadership Workshop program (a series of 5, one-day sessions) provides for an in-depth understanding of personal and professional development: builds self-worth and awareness and professional competency through organizational skill building.

The program is designed to address the needs and desires of […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

New Board Members (7/23/2013)

Press Release: New Board Members

The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (a Sonoma County non-profit providing affordable leadership training to women of all backgrounds) is pleased to announce that Carrie Peterson has joined our board of directors.  A Sonoma County native, Carrie earned her MA in Sociology from Sonoma

State and currently works as a counselor for at-risk youth in our community.  This year she was honored as Social Worker of the Year for Region A, presented by the National Association of Social Workers. We know that her integrity and steady balanced thinking will be a tremendous asset in our journey into a […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

Your Brain, Your Life (6/29/2012)

Your Brain, Your Life

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents the first in a series of workshops that will focus on “The Neurobiology of Leadership”.  This initial workshop presents information on human perception of reality and how the mind and the brain influence our beliefs and interpretations of our external world.

The workshop will be facilitated by Linda Hartstrom (34 years with the California Department of Justice and current PhD candidate).  The workshop will explore how the brain perceives reality, and the many biological constraints which shape how we experience life and ultimately respond to it.

Participants will have a chance to learn […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES BEGINS (4/2/2012)

WOMEN’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES BEGINS

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative will conduct a two-day leadership training workshop on November 6 and 7 at Empire College. The Workshop Series is a values based training program designed to improve self-esteem and enhance skills, sense of purpose and vision related to leadership in the personal, professional and community realms.

WGLI’s Leadership Seminar Series is intended for all women from all backgrounds, from all levels of education, professions and life experiences. The cross section of participants will create a network of diverse wisdom and experience. A primary objective for WGLI’s workshops is to address the […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

Lecture: Building A Strong Community of Women: How to Transform Relationships Among Women (10/24/2012)

Press Release for Free Lecture Wednesday Oct 24th 7:00—9:00 PM

at Coffee Katz in Sebastopol

761 Sebastopol Avenue   Sebastopol, CA 95472

Building A Strong Community of Women: How to Transform Relationships Among Women

Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Aunts, Friends, Colleagues– who do you need to reach out to?   Everyone can use a little help communicating in a way others can hear and respond to with respect and love.  This presentation will address important communication issues to help you strengthen and build community with the women in your life, so we can treat each other with the kindness and honesty that we all deserve.

Diana Ruiz, […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

WGLI Poetry Contest (Women’s History Event at SRJC) (2/4/2012)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents “Celebrating Her-Story,” a poetry contest in honor of this year’s Women’s History Month.

Writers from all across the Bay Area are asked to craft poems, which personally or universally reflect what it means to be a woman. Finalists who rank in first, second and third place or by Popular Vote will perform their work at a poetry reading March 15 on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus.

To be considered for entry, contestants must email submissions to annie.wgli@gmail.com by Feb. 24. For more information on the contest and upcoming event http://wglivoices.blogspot.com/p/poetry-corner.html. or  www.wgli.org

The event will be held […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

RUN Forum in Spanish (4/21/2012)

Alguna vez ha considerado participar en un cargo público o trabajar para lograr un cambio positivo en su comunidad? Venga y observe el Foro de R.U.N… Es un evento de todo un día, diseñado a proporcionar a las personas que merecen ser representadas, en el condado de Sonoma, con las herramientas necesarias para participar en juntas locales, comitivas y comités.

Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de exponer sus preocupaciones, hacer preguntas y aprender como solicitar puestos de un panel de líderes comunitarios con experiencia. El evento presentara una variedad de notables expositores locales, incluyendo al alcalde de Santa Rosa Ernesto Olivares […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

The Voice of Manifestation: Knowing and Fearlessly Speaking Your Truth – Lecture (2/29/2012)

Press Release

WGLI Press Release (Linda Lea 2/29)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents “The Voice of Manifestation: Knowing and Fearlessly Speaking Your Truth,” a lecture by international visionary and career coach Dr. Linda Lea.

With more than 20 years of experience in education, Lea has facilitated workshops in career planning and leadership development across the U.S., Europe and East Africa. The lecture will provide insight into how to unleash your personal power and inspire others to take action.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 29 in the Bertolini Student Center at […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

Iniciativa Global de Liderazgo para la Mujer (Spring 2010)

Reconocer, Facultar, Guiar

A la Mujer

Fuente Vital para el cambio de la Comunidad

Seminario de Liderazgo para la Mujer

Primera Sesion de una serie de tres

Comenzando el Siglo 21, el mundo  necesita del liderazgo de mujeres como usted. La Iniciativa Global de Liderazgo para la Mujer (WGLI) es una organizacion sin animo de lucro, dedicada a desarrollar el potencial de liderazgo en la mujer de todo tipo de trasfondo, ya sea social, economico y educativo.  Si usted tiene potencial inexplorado para crecer, cambiar y hacer la diferencia, este es el momento.

WGLI tiene el orgullo de presentar el primero de una sesion de […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA “GATHER THE WOMEN GLOBAL MATRIX – “THE STORY IS CHANGE” (March 3, 2012)

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA “GATHER THE WOMEN GLOBAL MATRIX – “THE STORY IS CHANGE”

Our March 3 gathering in Cotati is part of an international web of memorable events and gatherings, which we will honor and acknowledge. These events include: the UN non- governmental organization Commission on the Status of Women (NGO CSW) Forum being held in New York from February 26 through March 9, the 101st anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8, the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Gather the Women Global Matrix Steering Committee of 12 bold and daring women, Women’s History Month activities, and the centennial […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

WGLI Leadership Workshop Series (Spring 2011)

Saturdays: February 23, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20

Empire College 3035 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa

Want to strengthen your leadership skills?  Ready to grow in your career or give back to your community?  Then this hands-on workshop may be just what you need to kick-start your new year by on the path to the new, happier and more fulfilled you.

The WGLI (Women’s Global Leadership Initiative) Leadership Series is five one-day sessions that help women develop their leadership abilities.  Our carefully developed program enables women to clarify their personal and professional purpose and vision.  In addition to identifying personal values […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

WGLI Lecture Series (November 2011)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Presents One Workshop and Two FREE Lectures

Leadership as a Personal Process Sat. Nov. 6, 9-4 & Sun. Nov. 7, 10-3

Workshop, Empire College, Santa Rosa

Ins and Outs of Communicating Across Generations Tues. Noon-1 Nov. 9

Lecture, Charles Schultz Library, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

Recognizing and Transforming Indirect Aggression Wed. Noon-1, Nov. 17

Lecture, Bertolini Student Center, East End, 1st Floor, Santa Rosa Junior College

 

Multi-generational communications and indirect aggression among women will be the topics explored in one workshop and two free upcoming lectures presented by Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI). The workshop ‘‘Leadership as a Personal Process’ […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

WOMEN’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE LAUNCHES LECTURE SERIES AT SSU (October 2010

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative launches the Lecture Series at SSU. On October 12th, 2010 At 12:00 noon, a lecture on Community Capacity Building will be presented by Serene Cooper a long time activist who helped establish the Petaluma Youth Council among  many projects she enthusiastically moves forward. Her talent for bringing people together around important issues has proven to facilitate change.

The WGLI Lecture Series spans over seven months and addresses important areas of women’s leadership development. WGLI’s goals on and off campus is to promote and encourage women from all realms of society to participate and contribute their personal gifts—their […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Lectures Series (February 2011)

The Lecture Series is to create awareness and education for women in areas important to personal and professional development—building women from the inside out.  We mean to shake it up and talk about what women really need: self confidence, credibility and organizational skills

Upcoming Lectures: Women’s Global Leadership Initiative ( Free and open to the public.)

February 23, 2011,  Wednesday  12-1:00PM  

The Ins and Outs of Communicating Between Generations.  Presented by JoAnn Tyler

Santa Rosa Junior College, Student Leadership Center

Contact Diana Ruiz dianaruiz@wgli.org or www.wgli.org for calendar of events

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March 8th, 2011, Tuesday 12-1:00PM

Recognizing & Transforming Indirect Aggression Between Women

Presented by Ruthe […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

WGLI Event Announcement (9/28/2011)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents “But She is the Problem: how to collaborate with difficult people,” a lecture by Cate Griffiths, executive director of Recourse Mediation Services.

Griffiths has worked extensively in Sonoma County’s courts and communities, taught mediation and conflict management skills since 2005 and handled more than 500 disputes. The lecture will provide insight into how to make your voice heard, become a better listener and prevent future conflicts from spiraling out of control.

From 12 pm to 1 pm, September 28th, 2011 , at SRJC’s Bertolini Student Center. Free and open to the public. To learn more email dianaruiz@WGLI.org […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

WGLI 2011-2012 Lecture Series

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents “Introduction to Group Facilitation,” an hour with Business Coach Christina Allison.

The lecture is developed for anyone who wants to gain effective facilitator skills. Team leaders and managers within organizations, youth and community workers and those working with partners and external stakeholders will find the introduction particularly useful.

From 12 pm to 1 pm, August 31, at SRJC’s Bertolini Student Center. Free and open to the public. To learn more email dianaruiz@WGLI.org or call 707-481-4968.

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

WGLI Blog

WGLI Founder to Speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices

Diana Ruiz will address women’s leadership development in honor of International Women’s Day

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARCH 12, 2019) – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces
that its Founder, Diana Ruiz, will speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices Event on
March 12, 2019 in San Francisco. The forum is hosted by World Affairs, in partnership with
Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, IGNITE and Global Fund for Women.

Event attendees can expect to celebrate International Women’s Day with a diverse lineup of
speakers who are committed to women’s development and empowerment.

The event will feature a conversation with a panel of powerhouse women leaders, sharing their
personal journeys and […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Events, Featured, News|

The Women Getting It Done Series

The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) focuses on empowering and encouraging women to lead, guide and give back. In our “Women Getting It Done Series”, we profile phenomenal women who have been involved with WGLI either as a program participant or as a program contributor. For this month’s profile, we asked Beatriz Flores, to tell us about her experience with the WGLI Core Leadership program, what she learned and what advice she’d give to others who are looking to step up to the next level.

KR: Tell us a little about yourself. What […]

The Women Getting It Done Series

According to the dictionary, leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organization”. The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) focuses on empowering and encouraging women to lead, guide and give back. In our “Women Getting It Done Series”, we profile phenomenal women who have been involved with WGLI either as a program participant or as a program contributor. For our first spotlight profile, we interview former Chevron manager, Dr. Mona Sabuco, a noted and well- respected business expert and a San Francisco Bay Area native that has spent decades working […]

Launch of WGLI’s University Program

Email: info@WGLI.org
Contact: Women’s Global Leadership Initiative

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) launched their university program at Mills College in Oakland, California on Friday, April 20. The one-day program engages women from local colleges and trade schools and arms them with training and inspiration to become strong leaders. The event features keynote speakers and leadership development training to encourage women to commit to investing in their future by defining a clear direction and building a community of support.

Keynote speakers included Danielle DeRuiter Williams, CEO of the Justice Collective and Community Development Specialist with the City and County of San Francisco, and Cristina Trujillo, […]

By |September 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Reclaiming Our Holidays, An Ode to Indigenous Peoples Day

Aw, Columbus Day. The faux holiday on the second Monday in October, typically celebrated by the closing of banks and schools for a white dude who didn’t actually discover anything. In 1992, the City of Berkeley, home to the 1960s Free Speech Movement and located 13 miles east of San Francisco, rightfully reclaimed the former bogus holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day. At Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, we’re proud to commemorate and observe this rebranding.

Holidays imply celebration, and the reclaiming and renaming of this particular holiday brings forth an authentic reason to celebrate. Indigenous Peoples Day provides all of us an […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) to Co-host a Workshop with Breaking Glass

San Francisco, CA – February 1st, 2018 — Today, Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), announced it plans to co-host a workshop with Breaking Glass Forum aimed at raising awareness on sexual harassment on February 8th, 2018 at Cobaltix—1095 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94103 from 6p.m. to 8:30p.m. WGLI is joining The Times Up movement and is proud to be promoting empowerment skills that will help put a stop to this preventable epidemic.

WGLI is teaming up with Board Member, Mandy J. Benson and Sexual Harassment Prevention Educator, […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Featured, News|

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State’s Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

The Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo brought together more than 400 regional decision makers, economic experts, community and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, such as tourism, higher education, community banking and entertainment. This is […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, News, Women's Room|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that it will present key workshops and speeches at the 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the game. This will be the first time the WGLI has had a presence at this conference and is expected to be attended by nearly 300 Bay Area […]

Reclaiming Our Holidays, An Ode to Indigenous Peoples Day

Native Lives MatterAw, Columbus Day. The faux holiday on the second Monday in October, typically celebrated by the closing of banks and schools for a white dude who didn’t actually discover anything. In 1992, the City of Berkeley, home to the 1960s Free Speech Movement and located 13 miles east of San Francisco, rightfully reclaimed the former bogus holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day. At the WGLI we’re proud to commemorate and observe this rebranding.

Holidays imply celebration, and the reclaiming and renaming of this particular holiday brings forth an authentic reason to celebrate. […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Michelle Spita
562-331-3135
Michelle.spita@wgli.org

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors

Diversity is abound with female leadership from a range of different professional and ethnic backgrounds

SAN FRANCISCO — July 12, 2017 — Today, the WGLI (Women’s Global Leadership Initiative) announced the new 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors. The board of directors and advisors support the WGLI in providing women-centered organizations with leadership development programs and tools to engage and educate women in their communities.

This monumental vision […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

Bill Gates: A Role Model for Young Women To Complete College

By Roxanne Leone

The year was 1985. I was only 13 and Microsoft was in its 10th year and it was just starting to sink in that this company could, possibly, change the world. It wasn’t until I was much older that I took note of the founders philanthropic side and how Bill Gates proudly supported his wife, Melinda, and his family in the quest to make the world a better […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Closing the Wage Gap Through STEM Education

By Roxanne Leone

Since today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, education has been on our minds here at WGLI. Especially STEM education, and especially for women in STEM.

You may be surprised that the wage gap between men and women in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations is much smaller than in other occupations. In fact, in STEM fields, for every $1.00 earned by men, women earn $0.92.

That’s great news, but it comes with some bad news: significantly more men are working in STEM fields than women. In fact, depending on the particular field, it can be as low as 12% […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Uncategorized, Women's Room|

The Controversial Story Behind Taking Our Kids to Work

By Michelle Heller

It started in one small office in New York, grew to 3.5 million offices around the world, and even reached one little office called the White House. It’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day, and it’s today.

The international career day for kids began as simply Take Our Daughters to Work Day, under the auspices of none other than Gloria Steinem. The founder of Ms Foundation had invited her employees to bring their daughters into the office to see what their mothers did at work. The next year, after some journalists heard about the initiative, it went […]

This Earth Day, We Honor Environmentalist Leader Rachel Carson


By Roxanne Leone

You’re probably one of the 1 billion people worldwide who celebrate Earth Day, which was first inaugurated by a group of American environmentalists on April 22, 1970. Twenty years later Earth Day went global, and today, it’s the largest civic observance in the world!

But even though Earth Day began in the US, the American environmentalist movement didn’t begin in earnest until Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring became a surprise bestseller in 1962.

Carson was a career biologist and the author of two previous bestsellers. Her title Silent Spring signifies the loss of songbirds, and the book was one […]

Tax Day: Could It Be the New International Women’s Day?


By Michelle Spita

Happy Tax Day, that time-honored tradition when most Americans are scrambling last minute to file their taxes. Americans usually use their tax refunds for lavish vacations and pricey, unnecessary purchases, and sure, one could make the argument that the spike of cash hitting the market is good for the economy. But here’s a thought: what if we lived in a world where people instead donated their tax refunds to charities?

For example, many experts believe that the quickest way to mitigate climate change is to check the growth in world population by making contraception more readily available in […]

Happy No Housework Day

Young mother working from home


By Michelle Spita

A few weeks back, a British man was publicly mortified when his two young children burst into his home office in the middle of a live on-camera interview with the BBC. It was a scenario many parents could relate to, and naturally the clip went viral. But it also sparked a larger conversation about the varying roles that men and women play in balancing their work and home lives, even generating spoofs depicting what the scene might have looked like if it had […]

Celebrate #EqualPayDay, Phenomenal Women!

Today is Equal Pay Day and there’s no question this day is significant to WGLI. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. By now we are all familiar with the statistic that a woman working full-time, year-round makes, on average 80 percent of what a man earns during the same period, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) states based on the data trend since 2001, it has been determined that it will take more than […]

Lilly Ledbetter: 2017 Women’s History Month Honoree

By Brooke Erickson

Copy of lillyledbetterjpg-822dc3fdc9542b67March is Women’s History Month every year of course, but for everyone here at WGLI, this year’s Women’s History Month is unusually significant: the National Women’s History Project has named 2017 the year to honor “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” and one trailblazer in particular, Lilly Ledbetter.

Needless to say, trailblazers are just the kind of leaders WGLI trains every day. And no one knows trailblazing better than Lilly Ledbetter. Thanks to the Fair Pay Act of 2009, the name Ledbetter is now synonymous with the […]

This International Women’s Day, #BeBoldForChange

By Michelle Heller


still we rise

You probably didn’t know that International Women’s Day dates back more than 100 years. But it does — this year’s International Women’s Day will mark more than a century of powerful, passionate women leaders rallying for everything from women’s suffrage to rural poverty. Leon Trotsky himself credited the 1917 Women’s Day march as a key event that helped spark the Russian Revolution.

From the start, March 8 has symbolized bold leadership in stamping out gender inequality. But this year promises to be bolder than ever.

This year’s International […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, International, Women's Room|

Moving Beyond the Elections at WGLI

By Diana Ruiz, Executive Director, Women’s Global Leadership Initiative


As we strive toward creating equality for women in the US and globally, WGLI has set out to drive change. Regardless of our political affiliation, this is the thread that continues to unite us. It serves as our foundation and strength.

As we gather our thoughts and try to make sense of what happened in the elections, it is important to recognize that the fear that has divided this country is rooted in a reality that many of us have not yet acknowledged: economic inequalities exist for so many Americans.

I […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business, Training|

Women’s Room

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State’s Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

The Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo brought together more than 400 regional decision makers, economic experts, community and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, such as tourism, higher education, community banking and entertainment. This is […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, News, Women's Room|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that it will present key workshops and speeches at the 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the game. This will be the first time the WGLI has had a presence at this conference and is expected to be attended by nearly 300 Bay Area […]

Closing the Wage Gap Through STEM Education

By Roxanne Leone

Since today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, education has been on our minds here at WGLI. Especially STEM education, and especially for women in STEM.

You may be surprised that the wage gap between men and women in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations is much smaller than in other occupations. In fact, in STEM fields, for every $1.00 earned by men, women earn $0.92.

That’s great news, but it comes with some bad news: significantly more men are working in STEM fields than women. In fact, depending on the particular field, it can be as low as 12% […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Uncategorized, Women's Room|

The Controversial Story Behind Taking Our Kids to Work

By Michelle Heller

It started in one small office in New York, grew to 3.5 million offices around the world, and even reached one little office called the White House. It’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day, and it’s today.

The international career day for kids began as simply Take Our Daughters to Work Day, under the auspices of none other than Gloria Steinem. The founder of Ms Foundation had invited her employees to bring their daughters into the office to see what their mothers did at work. The next year, after some journalists heard about the initiative, it went […]

This Earth Day, We Honor Environmentalist Leader Rachel Carson


By Roxanne Leone

You’re probably one of the 1 billion people worldwide who celebrate Earth Day, which was first inaugurated by a group of American environmentalists on April 22, 1970. Twenty years later Earth Day went global, and today, it’s the largest civic observance in the world!

But even though Earth Day began in the US, the American environmentalist movement didn’t begin in earnest until Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring became a surprise bestseller in 1962.

Carson was a career biologist and the author of two previous bestsellers. Her title Silent Spring signifies the loss of songbirds, and the book was one […]

Tax Day: Could It Be the New International Women’s Day?


By Michelle Spita

Happy Tax Day, that time-honored tradition when most Americans are scrambling last minute to file their taxes. Americans usually use their tax refunds for lavish vacations and pricey, unnecessary purchases, and sure, one could make the argument that the spike of cash hitting the market is good for the economy. But here’s a thought: what if we lived in a world where people instead donated their tax refunds to charities?

For example, many experts believe that the quickest way to mitigate climate change is to check the growth in world population by making contraception more readily available in […]

Happy No Housework Day

Young mother working from home


By Michelle Spita

A few weeks back, a British man was publicly mortified when his two young children burst into his home office in the middle of a live on-camera interview with the BBC. It was a scenario many parents could relate to, and naturally the clip went viral. But it also sparked a larger conversation about the varying roles that men and women play in balancing their work and home lives, even generating spoofs depicting what the scene might have looked like if it had […]

Celebrate #EqualPayDay, Phenomenal Women!

Today is Equal Pay Day and there’s no question this day is significant to WGLI. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. By now we are all familiar with the statistic that a woman working full-time, year-round makes, on average 80 percent of what a man earns during the same period, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) states based on the data trend since 2001, it has been determined that it will take more than […]

Lilly Ledbetter: 2017 Women’s History Month Honoree

By Brooke Erickson

Copy of lillyledbetterjpg-822dc3fdc9542b67March is Women’s History Month every year of course, but for everyone here at WGLI, this year’s Women’s History Month is unusually significant: the National Women’s History Project has named 2017 the year to honor “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” and one trailblazer in particular, Lilly Ledbetter.

Needless to say, trailblazers are just the kind of leaders WGLI trains every day. And no one knows trailblazing better than Lilly Ledbetter. Thanks to the Fair Pay Act of 2009, the name Ledbetter is now synonymous with the […]

This International Women’s Day, #BeBoldForChange

By Michelle Heller


still we rise

You probably didn’t know that International Women’s Day dates back more than 100 years. But it does — this year’s International Women’s Day will mark more than a century of powerful, passionate women leaders rallying for everything from women’s suffrage to rural poverty. Leon Trotsky himself credited the 1917 Women’s Day march as a key event that helped spark the Russian Revolution.

From the start, March 8 has symbolized bold leadership in stamping out gender inequality. But this year promises to be bolder than ever.

This year’s International […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, International, Women's Room|

Women in STEM: Challenges That Need Our Attention

By Arti Jasrotia


We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are to start moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.

These are the words of Rosalyn Yalow, a medical physicist and Nobel prize awardee in 1977. Forty years later, an immediate future of equality of opportunity remains doubtful for most of the women in many parts of the globe. And most assuredly while […]

By |September 28th, 2016|Categories: Women's Room|

Men Who Are Feminists: We Love YOU

By Carrie Hall, Director of Public Relations, WGLI


male_feministThe word ‘feminist’ has been a part of our vocabularies since most of us were very young. Whether someone said the word disparagingly or not, we knew feminists were women even if we didn’t know what they did or even if we were one.

I tried the word ‘feminist’ on for size in college, then gave it up thinking it was too radical. When I grew into the “me” I really knew myself to be, I took the label back on for good. But I […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: Women's Room|

4 Quotes that Will Crush Your Image of Norway as a Feminist Utopia

By Inga Helgudóttir Ingulfsen


Being a native of Iceland and Norway – two progressive Nordic welfare states – while living in Brooklyn, I often find myself boasting of my home countries’ feminist social policies, such as the one-year long parental leave, the low cost of childcare, or their high rankings on lists of the best countries to be a woman. However, just as often I feel compelled to offer a counter narrative to the idealization of Nordic countries in American popular discourse. The most recent incarnation of this phenomenon is arguably the frequent references by Bernie Sanders and his […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: Women's Room|

Women Rising

WGLI Founder to Speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices

Diana Ruiz will address women’s leadership development in honor of International Women’s Day

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARCH 12, 2019) – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces
that its Founder, Diana Ruiz, will speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices Event on
March 12, 2019 in San Francisco. The forum is hosted by World Affairs, in partnership with
Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, IGNITE and Global Fund for Women.

Event attendees can expect to celebrate International Women’s Day with a diverse lineup of
speakers who are committed to women’s development and empowerment.

The event will feature a conversation with a panel of powerhouse women leaders, sharing their
personal journeys and […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Events, Featured, News|

The Women Getting It Done Series

According to the dictionary, leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organization”. The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) focuses on empowering and encouraging women to lead, guide and give back. In our “Women Getting It Done Series”, we profile phenomenal women who have been involved with WGLI either as a program participant or as a program contributor. For our first spotlight profile, we interview former Chevron manager, Dr. Mona Sabuco, a noted and well- respected business expert and a San Francisco Bay Area native that has spent decades working […]

The Woman Behind the Bitch Face: Transforming Cultural Norms to Live Our Leadership Potential

I had resting bitch face before resting bitch face was popular. As early as 3rd grade, I remember kids at school would ask “What’s wrong?” and I would annoyedly answer, “I’m fine” while the feeling of emptiness and numbness stung inside of me. 

Things at home were chaotic, and I didn’t like being the only Asian American in an entire school of white students and being unable to talk to anybody about my true feelings. But I knew that maintaining my perfect little Chinese student facade was what was expected of me, and to air any […]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Empowerment|

Successes and Challenges in Developing Countries

More and more women in developing markets and lower-income countries are
driven to start their own enterprise. From restaurants, to high-end nail salons to
volunteer organizations helping other girls and women, women leaders around the
world are creating businesses and organizations that not only impact their own
lives, but also the countries they pursue their endeavors in.
According to MasterCard research, lower-income countries such as Uganda and
Bangladesh have some of the highest rates of female entrepreneurs, despite
discouraging conditions, CNBC reported. And, when more women work, economies
grow as well.
Working […]

By |July 6th, 2018|Categories: Empowerment|

Myth Busting 101: Sexual Harassment

By Mandy J. Benson


Some have expressed fear that the #MeToo, #WeSaidEnough and #TimesUp campaigns are taking things too far. There seems to be an assumption by some that the women who have complained of sexual harassment are demanding that employers push the alleged harasser to resign or be fired immediately. The fear is that men lose their jobs without due process, and that companies are complying with these women’s specific demands. Some are complaining that men aren’t getting an opportunity to defend themselves before they are terminated, thus ruining their careers and families over a possibly false allegation.

We’ve all […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Empowerment|

#MeToo needs allyship not black dresses

Authored by WGLI Staff Writer, Megan Imperial


Amidst all the buzz surrounding the Golden Globes and the “Me Too” campaign, sexual harassment has been at the forefront of activism. In entertainment and Hollywood, many of the predators have finally been brought to justice evidenced by blacklisting. From Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey — these sexual predators are no longer welcome on the big screen. Women for too long have been accused of crying wolf over sexual harassment and assault, but in this movement, we are living in, we witness a shift. However, we still have a long way […]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: Empowerment|Tags: |

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State’s Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

The Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo brought together more than 400 regional decision makers, economic experts, community and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, such as tourism, higher education, community banking and entertainment. This is […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, News, Women's Room|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that it will present key workshops and speeches at the 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the game. This will be the first time the WGLI has had a presence at this conference and is expected to be attended by nearly 300 Bay Area […]

Leadership Lessons from Mom


By Veatrice Carabine

Whether you believe leaders are born or made, there is no denying that mothers play an important role in shaping our development. As children, we witness their response to adversity, to challenge, or to success, and we learn from these experiences.

To pay tribute to mothers this Mother’s Day, the staff here at WGLI would like to share some of the leadership lessons we’ve learned from our mothers — because, after all, true leadership begins at home.

Appreciate Diversity
My mother always stepped away from any group whose conversation centered on gossip or discrimination in any way. She told us that these […]

Closing the Wage Gap Through STEM Education

By Roxanne Leone

Since today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, education has been on our minds here at WGLI. Especially STEM education, and especially for women in STEM.

You may be surprised that the wage gap between men and women in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations is much smaller than in other occupations. In fact, in STEM fields, for every $1.00 earned by men, women earn $0.92.

That’s great news, but it comes with some bad news: significantly more men are working in STEM fields than women. In fact, depending on the particular field, it can be as low as 12% […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Uncategorized, Women's Room|

The Controversial Story Behind Taking Our Kids to Work

By Michelle Heller

It started in one small office in New York, grew to 3.5 million offices around the world, and even reached one little office called the White House. It’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day, and it’s today.

The international career day for kids began as simply Take Our Daughters to Work Day, under the auspices of none other than Gloria Steinem. The founder of Ms Foundation had invited her employees to bring their daughters into the office to see what their mothers did at work. The next year, after some journalists heard about the initiative, it went […]

This Earth Day, We Honor Environmentalist Leader Rachel Carson


By Roxanne Leone

You’re probably one of the 1 billion people worldwide who celebrate Earth Day, which was first inaugurated by a group of American environmentalists on April 22, 1970. Twenty years later Earth Day went global, and today, it’s the largest civic observance in the world!

But even though Earth Day began in the US, the American environmentalist movement didn’t begin in earnest until Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring became a surprise bestseller in 1962.

Carson was a career biologist and the author of two previous bestsellers. Her title Silent Spring signifies the loss of songbirds, and the book was one […]

Tax Day: Could It Be the New International Women’s Day?


By Michelle Spita

Happy Tax Day, that time-honored tradition when most Americans are scrambling last minute to file their taxes. Americans usually use their tax refunds for lavish vacations and pricey, unnecessary purchases, and sure, one could make the argument that the spike of cash hitting the market is good for the economy. But here’s a thought: what if we lived in a world where people instead donated their tax refunds to charities?

For example, many experts believe that the quickest way to mitigate climate change is to check the growth in world population by making contraception more readily available in […]

Happy No Housework Day

Young mother working from home


By Michelle Spita

A few weeks back, a British man was publicly mortified when his two young children burst into his home office in the middle of a live on-camera interview with the BBC. It was a scenario many parents could relate to, and naturally the clip went viral. But it also sparked a larger conversation about the varying roles that men and women play in balancing their work and home lives, even generating spoofs depicting what the scene might have looked like if it had […]

Celebrate #EqualPayDay, Phenomenal Women!

Today is Equal Pay Day and there’s no question this day is significant to WGLI. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. By now we are all familiar with the statistic that a woman working full-time, year-round makes, on average 80 percent of what a man earns during the same period, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) states based on the data trend since 2001, it has been determined that it will take more than […]

Lilly Ledbetter: 2017 Women’s History Month Honoree

By Brooke Erickson

Copy of lillyledbetterjpg-822dc3fdc9542b67March is Women’s History Month every year of course, but for everyone here at WGLI, this year’s Women’s History Month is unusually significant: the National Women’s History Project has named 2017 the year to honor “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” and one trailblazer in particular, Lilly Ledbetter.

Needless to say, trailblazers are just the kind of leaders WGLI trains every day. And no one knows trailblazing better than Lilly Ledbetter. Thanks to the Fair Pay Act of 2009, the name Ledbetter is now synonymous with the […]

This International Women’s Day, #BeBoldForChange

By Michelle Heller


still we rise

You probably didn’t know that International Women’s Day dates back more than 100 years. But it does — this year’s International Women’s Day will mark more than a century of powerful, passionate women leaders rallying for everything from women’s suffrage to rural poverty. Leon Trotsky himself credited the 1917 Women’s Day march as a key event that helped spark the Russian Revolution.

From the start, March 8 has symbolized bold leadership in stamping out gender inequality. But this year promises to be bolder than ever.

This year’s International […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, International, Women's Room|

Why women leaders?

Women leaders: two words that are rarely seen together, two words that if embraced more often by more men and women, would positively change the human and economic course and condition of the world.

The fact is the number of women leaders is too few. In the article “The Most Undervalued Leadership Traits of Women,” by Glenn Llopis, as of July 2013, there were only 19 females that were elected presidents and prime ministers worldwide, and only 4.6% women who held CEO positions inside Fortune 500 companies. These percentages, however low, demonstrate slowly but surely, women are becoming leaders.

Women leaders are not fully appreciated for their unique […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Empowerment|

News & Events

WGLI Founder to Speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices

Diana Ruiz will address women’s leadership development in honor of International Women’s Day

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARCH 12, 2019) – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces
that its Founder, Diana Ruiz, will speak at World Affairs: Amplifying Women’s Voices Event on
March 12, 2019 in San Francisco. The forum is hosted by World Affairs, in partnership with
Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, IGNITE and Global Fund for Women.

Event attendees can expect to celebrate International Women’s Day with a diverse lineup of
speakers who are committed to women’s development and empowerment.

The event will feature a conversation with a panel of powerhouse women leaders, sharing their
personal journeys and […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Events, Featured, News|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) to Co-host a Workshop with Breaking Glass

San Francisco, CA – February 1st, 2018 — Today, Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), announced it plans to co-host a workshop with Breaking Glass Forum aimed at raising awareness on sexual harassment on February 8th, 2018 at Cobaltix—1095 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94103 from 6p.m. to 8:30p.m. WGLI is joining The Times Up movement and is proud to be promoting empowerment skills that will help put a stop to this preventable epidemic.

WGLI is teaming up with Board Member, Mandy J. Benson and Sexual Harassment Prevention Educator, […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, Featured, News|

WGLI Board Director Mica Zuniga Presents Thought Provoking Session on Global Economies at the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

SAN FRANCISCO – December 9, 2017 – Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), today, announced their participation and support in the 2017 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, a one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for Washington State’s Pacific Mountain 5-county region in the coming year. The expo occurred Thursday, December 7th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.

The Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo brought together more than 400 regional decision makers, economic experts, community and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, such as tourism, higher education, community banking and entertainment. This is […]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Business, College and Career, Empowerment, Featured, News, Women's Room|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at Silicon Valley Women’s Empowerment Conference

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the Game is the premiere Bay Area gathering to inspire and ignite change

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2017 – Today, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), an international nonprofit dedicated to training women to become successful leaders in their communities, workplace and associations announced that it will present key workshops and speeches at the 2017 Women of Color Leadership Forum: Changing the game. This will be the first time the WGLI has had a presence at this conference and is expected to be attended by nearly 300 Bay Area […]

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors

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Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors

Diversity is abound with female leadership from a range of different professional and ethnic backgrounds

SAN FRANCISCO — July 12, 2017 — Today, the WGLI (Women’s Global Leadership Initiative) announced the new 2017 Board of Directors and Advisors. The board of directors and advisors support the WGLI in providing women-centered organizations with leadership development programs and tools to engage and educate women in their communities.

This monumental vision […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , |

WGLI Global Board Advisor, featured speaker at Women’s Economic Forum in New Delhi (5/9/2017)

San Francisco, California, May 9, 2017 — This week, the WGLI announced a major presence at the Women’s Economic Forum, a global gathering and international movement of leadership and empowerment in New Delhi, India.  Dr. Pamela Sitienei, a member of the WGLI Global Advisory Board, will be one of the influential speakers at the event. The week-long conference held from May 8th-13th at the Pullman-Novotel Hotel is considered to be the world’s fastest growing global conference. The aim of the conference is to foster empowering conversations and connections among women committed to foster constructive change in all walks of […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Bay Area Non-Profit Starts Pilot Programs for Women’s Leadership in Mexico (10/14/2016)

Bay Area Non-Profit Starts Pilot Programs for Women’s Leadership in Mexico : Partnerships Planned with Sonora’s Secretary of Culture and Education and the National Chamber of Commerce

San Francisco, California, October 14, 2016 — Next week, the Executive Director of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI), Diana Ruiz, will be traveling to meet with representatives from government and professional organizations in the Mexican state of Sonora to begin partnerships for a pilot program for women’s leadership education. The planned pilot program will begin February 2017 in Hermosillo (Sonora’s state capital) and will be the test launch for subsequent programs in cities throughout […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

Diana Ruiz, Executive Director of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C. (7/11/2016)

Diana Ruiz, Executive Director of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative to Speak at LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C.

Santa Rosa, Calif., July 11, 2016:  Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) announces that its Executive Director, Diana Ruiz, will speak at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Convention on July 13-14, 2016.

Diana will lead a session called Leveraging Latina Talent: Effective strategies to recruit, retain and develop talent. The session will cover the leadership challenge of addressing the largest and most diverse workforce in U.S. History. Today, Millennials represent the largest U.S. workforce in history, and Latino millennials represent a large […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces Spring 2016 Core Leadership Program (3/17/2016)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Announces Spring 2016 Core Leadership Program Providing Professional Learning and Growth Opportunities

Santa Rosa, California, March 17, 2016 — Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) has announced Sonoma County’s Spring Core Leadership Program which will take place over five Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm starting April 23 and 30, May 7 and 14, and June 4 at Empire College at 3035 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa.

The Core Leadership program is taught by highly-skilled local professionals who are excited to work with local women to teach them core competencies through skill-building exercises and active discussions. Attendees will […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

WGLI Core Leadership Program Fall 2015 Invest in Yourself and Your Future! (9/10/2015)

Date: September 10, 2015

Name of Organization: Women’s Global Leadership Initiative

Contact: Sherri Hansell

Phone Number:  510-418-1290

Email Address: shansell.wgli@gmail.com

Website: www.wgli.org

WGLI Core Leadership Program Fall 2015 Invest in Yourself and Your Future!

Oakland, CA: The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) presents “WGLI Core Leadership Program Fall 2015 Invest in Yourself and Your Future! The Core Leadership is a series of 5, one-day sessions starting on Saturday, September 26 in Oakland, CA. Registration closes September 18, 2015

The Core Leadership Program is designed to address the needs and desires of women through personal attention including mentorships from experienced professional women. Through lectures, exercises, and group interaction you […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Categories: Events|

East Bay Program to Highlight Women’s Role as Agents of Change (3/9/2015)

East Bay Program to Highlight Womens Role as Agents of Change

Oakland — In celebration of Women’s International Day, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) will hold “Women Defying Limits in the East Bay” from 6 to 9 p.m., on March 9, at Betti Ono Gallery, 1427 Broadway, Oakland, California.

The programs partners, Betti Ono Gallery and Show & Tell Concept Store, and co-sponsors: United Nations, Courage to Run, and East Bay Women’s Political Caucus ,will recognize “women who have found the courage to lead,” organizers say. Among the questions that will be answered are “What personal and professional obstacles have you […]

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2014 R.U.N. (Rise Up Now) Forum (11/8/2014)

Join a variety of community organizations and local leaders

9am-3:30pm, Saturday November 8 at Santa Rosa Junior College for the  2014 R.U.N. (Rise Up Now) Forum.

Developed by several local, state and national organizations, the forum provides Sonoma County’s underrepresented communities with the knowledge and resources needed to run for local boards, commissions and committees.

The forum will be most helpful for young, politically active leaders, as it will teach them how to translate their political passions into careers as elected public servants.

In an investigation of local boards and committees, the Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury has recommended “finding more ways […]

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Local non-profits unite to advance community leadership (4/19/2012)

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Santa Rosa Mayor and Sonoma County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member Ernesto Oliveras gives opening remarks at the Run Forum on April 21.

Since the earliest days of Santa Rosa’s history when Mexican Settler Maria Carrillo became the “Mother of Santa Rosa,” local women and ethnic minorities have played a significant role as informal community leaders. But the bridge from an informal leadership role to a formal position in the community has often not been easy to cross.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, today women represent more than half […]

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Women’s Wellness Lecture (12/5/2012)

Women’s Wellness Lecture

Feb 28th 6:00-8:00pm

SRJC’s Petaluma Campus, Carole Ellis Auditorium

680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway

Petaluma, CA 94954

 

Free to the public

Get a positive start on the new year by building a healthier, happier– new you.  The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative invites you to join our first annual Women’s Wellness Day.   This free event is features three outstanding local speakers who are experts in body image, forgiveness, and financial literacy.

In her talk on autonomy and body image, Carrie Peterson MSW Youth Employment Case Manager ) West County Community Services will address how body dissatisfaction impacts the quality of life, how it relates to self- […]

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WGLI Core Leadership Workshop (Spring 2013)

Press Release: WGLI Core Leadership Workshop

5 Saturdays Beginning in February (9:00am -4:00pm February 23, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20)
Empire College (3035 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa)

Ignite your leadership skills!
Are you ready to grow your career and give back to the community?
We are now accepting applications to our Core Leadership Workshop. Enrollment is limited to 25 women

WGLI’s Core Leadership Workshop program (a series of 5, one-day sessions) provides for an in-depth understanding of personal and professional development: builds self-worth and awareness and professional competency through organizational skill building.

The program is designed to address the needs and desires of […]

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New Board Members (7/23/2013)

Press Release: New Board Members

The Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (a Sonoma County non-profit providing affordable leadership training to women of all backgrounds) is pleased to announce that Carrie Peterson has joined our board of directors.  A Sonoma County native, Carrie earned her MA in Sociology from Sonoma

State and currently works as a counselor for at-risk youth in our community.  This year she was honored as Social Worker of the Year for Region A, presented by the National Association of Social Workers. We know that her integrity and steady balanced thinking will be a tremendous asset in our journey into a […]

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Your Brain, Your Life (6/29/2012)

Your Brain, Your Life

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents the first in a series of workshops that will focus on “The Neurobiology of Leadership”.  This initial workshop presents information on human perception of reality and how the mind and the brain influence our beliefs and interpretations of our external world.

The workshop will be facilitated by Linda Hartstrom (34 years with the California Department of Justice and current PhD candidate).  The workshop will explore how the brain perceives reality, and the many biological constraints which shape how we experience life and ultimately respond to it.

Participants will have a chance to learn […]

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LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES BEGINS (4/2/2012)

WOMEN’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES BEGINS

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative will conduct a two-day leadership training workshop on November 6 and 7 at Empire College. The Workshop Series is a values based training program designed to improve self-esteem and enhance skills, sense of purpose and vision related to leadership in the personal, professional and community realms.

WGLI’s Leadership Seminar Series is intended for all women from all backgrounds, from all levels of education, professions and life experiences. The cross section of participants will create a network of diverse wisdom and experience. A primary objective for WGLI’s workshops is to address the […]

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Lecture: Building A Strong Community of Women: How to Transform Relationships Among Women (10/24/2012)

Press Release for Free Lecture Wednesday Oct 24th 7:00—9:00 PM

at Coffee Katz in Sebastopol

761 Sebastopol Avenue   Sebastopol, CA 95472

Building A Strong Community of Women: How to Transform Relationships Among Women

Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Aunts, Friends, Colleagues– who do you need to reach out to?   Everyone can use a little help communicating in a way others can hear and respond to with respect and love.  This presentation will address important communication issues to help you strengthen and build community with the women in your life, so we can treat each other with the kindness and honesty that we all deserve.

Diana Ruiz, […]

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WGLI Poetry Contest (Women’s History Event at SRJC) (2/4/2012)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents “Celebrating Her-Story,” a poetry contest in honor of this year’s Women’s History Month.

Writers from all across the Bay Area are asked to craft poems, which personally or universally reflect what it means to be a woman. Finalists who rank in first, second and third place or by Popular Vote will perform their work at a poetry reading March 15 on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus.

To be considered for entry, contestants must email submissions to annie.wgli@gmail.com by Feb. 24. For more information on the contest and upcoming event http://wglivoices.blogspot.com/p/poetry-corner.html. or  www.wgli.org

The event will be held […]

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RUN Forum in Spanish (4/21/2012)

Alguna vez ha considerado participar en un cargo público o trabajar para lograr un cambio positivo en su comunidad? Venga y observe el Foro de R.U.N… Es un evento de todo un día, diseñado a proporcionar a las personas que merecen ser representadas, en el condado de Sonoma, con las herramientas necesarias para participar en juntas locales, comitivas y comités.

Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de exponer sus preocupaciones, hacer preguntas y aprender como solicitar puestos de un panel de líderes comunitarios con experiencia. El evento presentara una variedad de notables expositores locales, incluyendo al alcalde de Santa Rosa Ernesto Olivares […]

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The Voice of Manifestation: Knowing and Fearlessly Speaking Your Truth – Lecture (2/29/2012)

Press Release

WGLI Press Release (Linda Lea 2/29)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents “The Voice of Manifestation: Knowing and Fearlessly Speaking Your Truth,” a lecture by international visionary and career coach Dr. Linda Lea.

With more than 20 years of experience in education, Lea has facilitated workshops in career planning and leadership development across the U.S., Europe and East Africa. The lecture will provide insight into how to unleash your personal power and inspire others to take action.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 29 in the Bertolini Student Center at […]

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Iniciativa Global de Liderazgo para la Mujer (Spring 2010)

Reconocer, Facultar, Guiar

A la Mujer

Fuente Vital para el cambio de la Comunidad

Seminario de Liderazgo para la Mujer

Primera Sesion de una serie de tres

Comenzando el Siglo 21, el mundo  necesita del liderazgo de mujeres como usted. La Iniciativa Global de Liderazgo para la Mujer (WGLI) es una organizacion sin animo de lucro, dedicada a desarrollar el potencial de liderazgo en la mujer de todo tipo de trasfondo, ya sea social, economico y educativo.  Si usted tiene potencial inexplorado para crecer, cambiar y hacer la diferencia, este es el momento.

WGLI tiene el orgullo de presentar el primero de una sesion de […]

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA “GATHER THE WOMEN GLOBAL MATRIX – “THE STORY IS CHANGE” (March 3, 2012)

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA “GATHER THE WOMEN GLOBAL MATRIX – “THE STORY IS CHANGE”

Our March 3 gathering in Cotati is part of an international web of memorable events and gatherings, which we will honor and acknowledge. These events include: the UN non- governmental organization Commission on the Status of Women (NGO CSW) Forum being held in New York from February 26 through March 9, the 101st anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8, the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Gather the Women Global Matrix Steering Committee of 12 bold and daring women, Women’s History Month activities, and the centennial […]

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WGLI Leadership Workshop Series (Spring 2011)

Saturdays: February 23, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20

Empire College 3035 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa

Want to strengthen your leadership skills?  Ready to grow in your career or give back to your community?  Then this hands-on workshop may be just what you need to kick-start your new year by on the path to the new, happier and more fulfilled you.

The WGLI (Women’s Global Leadership Initiative) Leadership Series is five one-day sessions that help women develop their leadership abilities.  Our carefully developed program enables women to clarify their personal and professional purpose and vision.  In addition to identifying personal values […]

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WGLI Lecture Series (November 2011)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Presents One Workshop and Two FREE Lectures

Leadership as a Personal Process Sat. Nov. 6, 9-4 & Sun. Nov. 7, 10-3

Workshop, Empire College, Santa Rosa

Ins and Outs of Communicating Across Generations Tues. Noon-1 Nov. 9

Lecture, Charles Schultz Library, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

Recognizing and Transforming Indirect Aggression Wed. Noon-1, Nov. 17

Lecture, Bertolini Student Center, East End, 1st Floor, Santa Rosa Junior College

 

Multi-generational communications and indirect aggression among women will be the topics explored in one workshop and two free upcoming lectures presented by Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI). The workshop ‘‘Leadership as a Personal Process’ […]

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WOMEN’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE LAUNCHES LECTURE SERIES AT SSU (October 2010

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative launches the Lecture Series at SSU. On October 12th, 2010 At 12:00 noon, a lecture on Community Capacity Building will be presented by Serene Cooper a long time activist who helped establish the Petaluma Youth Council among  many projects she enthusiastically moves forward. Her talent for bringing people together around important issues has proven to facilitate change.

The WGLI Lecture Series spans over seven months and addresses important areas of women’s leadership development. WGLI’s goals on and off campus is to promote and encourage women from all realms of society to participate and contribute their personal gifts—their […]

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Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Lectures Series (February 2011)

The Lecture Series is to create awareness and education for women in areas important to personal and professional development—building women from the inside out.  We mean to shake it up and talk about what women really need: self confidence, credibility and organizational skills

Upcoming Lectures: Women’s Global Leadership Initiative ( Free and open to the public.)

February 23, 2011,  Wednesday  12-1:00PM  

The Ins and Outs of Communicating Between Generations.  Presented by JoAnn Tyler

Santa Rosa Junior College, Student Leadership Center

Contact Diana Ruiz dianaruiz@wgli.org or www.wgli.org for calendar of events

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March 8th, 2011, Tuesday 12-1:00PM

Recognizing & Transforming Indirect Aggression Between Women

Presented by Ruthe […]

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WGLI Event Announcement (9/28/2011)

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents “But She is the Problem: how to collaborate with difficult people,” a lecture by Cate Griffiths, executive director of Recourse Mediation Services.

Griffiths has worked extensively in Sonoma County’s courts and communities, taught mediation and conflict management skills since 2005 and handled more than 500 disputes. The lecture will provide insight into how to make your voice heard, become a better listener and prevent future conflicts from spiraling out of control.

From 12 pm to 1 pm, September 28th, 2011 , at SRJC’s Bertolini Student Center. Free and open to the public. To learn more email dianaruiz@WGLI.org […]

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WGLI 2011-2012 Lecture Series

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative presents “Introduction to Group Facilitation,” an hour with Business Coach Christina Allison.

The lecture is developed for anyone who wants to gain effective facilitator skills. Team leaders and managers within organizations, youth and community workers and those working with partners and external stakeholders will find the introduction particularly useful.

From 12 pm to 1 pm, August 31, at SRJC’s Bertolini Student Center. Free and open to the public. To learn more email dianaruiz@WGLI.org or call 707-481-4968.

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