Women in Leadership Experience
The twelfth annual Women in Leadership Experience (WILE) will occur on March 22, 2014 in Seneca Falls, New York. The retreat offers a tradition of networking and focusing on engaging dialogue among the participants, exploring the perceptions of progress for women, including a look at challenges that different generations have faced. The theme for this year will be announced during the fall semester. Last year's theme was Addressing the Gender Pay Gap. For more information on the difference in earnings between women and men one year after college graduation, please check out theses resources on Graduating to a Pay Gap.
Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is open to ALL Ithaca College students who are interested in learning more about the historical experiences of women in leadership and how to cultivate women in leadership in the future. This retreat counts as three Leading in a Diverse World sessions in the Student Leadership Institute.
What are the logistics of this event?
This day-long program will feature a visit to the Women's Rights National Historic Park and Museum, a series of discussion sessions, and prominent women leaders sharing their own experiences. Lunch, transportation and all retreat materials are included. There is no fee for attendees. All participants must travel with the group and must attend the program in its entirety. The bus will leave Ithaca College at 9:00am and return to campus at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 22.
How do I apply?
Participants are selected on a first-reserved basis through online registration on this website. Space is limited to 40 participants, so applicants are encouraged to submit their participation forms early. Registration opens on February 1 and closes on February 28, or when spaces are filled. All applicants will be contacted by e-mail by March 1 with additional information about the retreat.