The Women’s Leadership Institute of Furman University is an organization that provides educational advancement through a research-based curriculum and shared learning experiences with other thought leaders.

The women’s conference series offers a unique and impactful opportunity for women to broaden their level of awareness on a wide range of topics, address real world challenges in the workplace and community, expand their professional network and support the continued progression of women in our society.

What We Offer

In today’s global business society, the ability to perform in complex economic and political environments is essential. We are driven to do more, have more and become more. Read more about what we offer.

Why We Do It

The purpose of the Women’s Leadership Institute is to provide participants with knowledge and insight essential for navigating the increasingly competitive global business environment. The experience offers a talented and committed group of women the opportunity to collaborate on shared goals and strengthen their professional network. Women are tasked with doing it all. We educate, empower and equip women to advance personally and professionally.

2020 Conference series

The Women’s Leadership Institute of Furman includes seminars led by Furman faculty on current topics relevant to challenges women face in the business environment. The institute includes dynamic guest speakers and a professional assessment with coaching. Learn more about the 2020 conference series.

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Applications for the class of 2020 will be accepted through December 31, 2019. Learn how to apply.

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Have a question about our conference or the application process? Please email Sam Tisdale at Sam.Tisdale@Furman.edu or call 864-294-2156.


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