Institute for Women's Leadership

In January 2019, President Mike Lovell announced Marquette's newest research initiative, the Institute for Women's Leadership, overseen by the Office of Research and Innovation. The new Institute was made possible thanks to a generous $5 million donation from the Thomas J. Rolfs Family Foundation. The goal of the Institute will be to advance research in the area of gender inequality, and create programming and training opportunities for women in leadership, both on campus and in the larger community. The official launch for the Institute for Women's Leadership is planned for Summer 2019. 

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Email innovation@marquette.edu to be put on the mailing list for the Institute for Women's Leadership - be the first to find out about events, initiatives, and other Institute news!

Feedback welcome!

As the Office of Research and Innovation puts plans in place for the launch of the Institute for Women's Leadership, they are seeking the feedback and ideas of the Marquette community in regards to what types of research should be pursued by the institute and what opportunities should be available.

Fill out a feedback form online to tell us what YOU think the IWL should look like!

For faculty, fill out a feedback form about the advancement of women faculty in STEM/SBE. 

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Read summaries of feedback from planning sessions with faculty, staff, students, & alumni.

In the News

Marquette University will establish Institute for Women’s Leadership with $5 million gift 
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Women's leadership institute, esports among 2019 plans for Marquette University 
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