Women as Global Leaders


The Women as Global Leaders series encourages women to look beyond their local community into the global community to see women as leaders around the world. The topics and programs in this series will change each year and may include: reading groups, film series, experiences abroad, and conferences.

The May of 2015 study abroad program will be announced at the study abroad fair on October 8th. Find more information at the Office of Education Abroad website.

Past study abroad programs:

  • May of 2010- Ireland!
  • May of 2011- Russia. Click here for the brochure. Or click here to read the blog (and see some pictures!) of these women's experience!
  • March 2012- 4th Women As Global Leaders Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Click here to read the blog written by the delegates!
  • May 2013- Scandinavia and the Baltic States to study views of gender and women in these societies. Click here for the brochure.
  • May of 2014-Berlin, Prague and Budapest to explore the gender dimensions in Central and Eastern Europe. Click here for the brochure. Click here to read the blog. Or click here more information about this opportunity!

Here are the IWL's upcoming abroad trips this year!

Sailing in the British Virgin Islands

Turkey: Exploring Gender through an Islamic Lens

  • Applications open to all Bennies AND Johnnies!
  • Application now open! Due: December 1st, 2014
  • Trip dates: May 25-June 8, Summer 2015
  • Final Info Session: Monday, November 17th @ 8pm in Simons G30
  • For application and more information: http://www.csbsju.edu/oea/programs/short-term/turkeyiwl

Photos: 2012 Women as Global Leaders Delegation - Courtesy of Colleen Kennedy '14