Women's Leadership

Despite large gains in the status of professional women in public, private and non-profit sectors, women continue to experience challenges in reaching positions of leadership. To address these challenges, SFS Dean Carol Lancaster launched the SFS Women’s Leadership Initiative to provide graduate women of the School of Foreign Service the opportunity for leadership development in international affairs.

The Women’s Leadership Initiative is part of a strategic vision to provide SFS students with expanded opportunities to enhance their leadership skills to prepare them for successful professional careers. SFS alumni participation is particularly important, as alumni share their experiences and actively support the women leaders of tomorrow.