Women's Leadership Center
Services and Programs

Sudent and CounselorThe WLC provides a broad spectrum of programs and services for AU and the surrounding community. A sampling includes:

Women of Influence Speaker Series: Each year, the Women’s Leadership Center hosts several high profile speakers to discuss topics related to leadership, women, career strategies, or social/global issues. Our speakers are at the top of their game, and represent all fields of human endeavor. Contact us to find out who is coming this year!

Women’s Leadership Academy: A credit-bearing intensive leadership development experience for selected students. Academy members have special opportunities, such as field trips, conferences, professional mentors, leadership internships, and sponsored research. The Bernstein Leadership Award is available to members of the Women’s Leadership Academy, and provides assistance for students to attend professional conferences or to serve unpaid internships which substantively support career preparation and leadership growth. The Academy is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, although applications from second-semester first-year students are welcome. Acceptance to the Academy is selective; women and men are welcome to apply. Please visit our Academy page for more information.

WLC Research Award: The WLC Research Award is made available to students (undergraduate and graduate level) to pursue academic research on topics related to women’s issues, gender or women’s leadership. Read more.

Alpha Kappa Omicron Awards: Made possible through the support of alumnae sisters of AKO, the AKO Leadership Awards recognize two women students for their achievements in personal and campus leadership. The AKO Achievement Award acknowledges excellent academic performance by a sophomore woman; the AKO Social Change Leadership Award honors a junior-level woman for her leadership through a campus organization. Read more about the AKO Awards and how to apply.