Connections Women Leaders of the Upstate Furman University

The Women's Leadership Institute of Furman is a development program designed for women with proven leadership abilities. Since 1997, we have sponsored this premier program to help women connect, take control of their careers, become stronger leaders and make significant contributions to their communities. Governed by an advisory board and selected from nominations, the class size is limitedcreating a powerful network for participants.

Program Overview

Our program includes four seminars led by women who have achieved prominence in business and the community. We also hold an orientation and graduation ceremony. Tuition includes professional development seminars, a 360 assessment, one-on-one coaching, materials and meals.

Session dates for our 2015 session will be posted soon. Our sessions for the 2014  series, "Leader. She's Who I Am," included:

how to apply

Would you like to be part of the 2015 class, or know someone you think would benefit from the program? To apply, please complete our nomination form. Once you complete the it, you or your nominee will receive an application form in September.  Following the deadline for applications, the selection committee will meet to review applications and make selections for this prestigious program.


Our program offers scholarships based on the availability of funds, financial need and demonstrated leadership ability. Participants may receive a maximum award of $200. Scholarship applications are reviewed and approved by our board. Apply for a scholarship.

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