Women's Global Leadership Consortium


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The Women's Global Leadership Consortium (WGLC) is a partnership between four colleges and universities from across the U.S. Together, the WGLC partners host the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Young Women Leaders program, with the University of Kansas serving as the primary implementing partner. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, whose mission is to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Each year, 80 collegiate women are selected through a competitive process in their home location (outside the U.S.) and attend an intensive 5-week summer institute at one of our four campuses to elevate women's global leadership, build key leadership skills, and develop a deeper understanding of the U.S. The WGLC is a collaborative effort between the University of Kansas, Green River College, the University of Delaware, and Saint Mary's College. 

Quick Facts About Our Program

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Host Institutes Throughout the U.S.
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Home Locations Represented Across the Globe
600+
Amazing and Inspiring Alumnae

Learn More About Our Institutes

The WGLC SUSI Young Women Leaders Program consists of four institutes hosted by the University of Kansas, Green River College, the University of Delaware, and Saint Mary's College. Keep scrolling to find out more about each institute. 

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University of Kansas

The SUSI WGLC institute at the University of Kansas emphasizes the theme of Public Policy, focusing on women's roles in government, political and public affairs advocacy, and public policy work in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to enhance gender equity.

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Green River College

The SUSI WGLC institute at Green River College emphasizes the theme of Environmental Leadership, focusing on environmental justice and women's leadership for a sustainable future.

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University of Delaware

The SUSI WGLC institute at the University of Delaware emphasizes the theme of Economic Empowerment, focusing on women's entrepreneurship and economic prosperity both locally and globally.

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Saint Mary's College

The SUSI WGLC institute at Saint Mary's College emphasizes the theme of Civic Engagement, focusing on gender equity and how women can make positive change in their civic communities.

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Interested in learning more?

Are you interested in learning more about how to elevate women's voices? Check out the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs page to learn more about our SUSI program.

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders Website

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