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Women's Leadership Program (WLP) records

Identifier: RG0158


  • 1999-2021

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The Elizabeth J. Somers Women's Leadership Program (WLP) is a selective year-long living and learning program for first year students at the George Washington University. Offered exclusively at the Mount Vernon Campus, WLP commemorates and preserves the vision of the founder of Mount Vernon College and Seminary, Elizabeth J. Somers. WLP students have the benefit of small classes, close contact with faculty and women in leadership roles and strong community ties within the program.

The dynamic curriculum emphasizes exploration and development of advancing women in leadership through academic courses and a weekly interactive event, the WLP symposium. The WLP symposia offer special lectures, workshops and experiences that draw on the unique resources of Washington, D.C., and brings students together with leaders from many professional fields.

WLP is open to all students, regardless of gender, who share in the mission to support the advancement of women. Students live together in Somers Hall as a living and learning community.


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Guide to the Women's Leadership Program (WLP) records, 1999-2021
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