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Women’s Leadership Institute Launches at Saint Rose, Inaugural Board Members Announced

six people cutting a large ribbon with large scissors on the steps of the Michelle Cuozzo Borisenok

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The College of Saint Rose officially launched the Women’s Leadership Institute on Friday, November 1, with the dedication of the Michelle Cuozzo Borisenok ’80 House and announcement of the 14 inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) Advisory Board members.

Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco also discussed two important efforts the WLI will make in 2020: Saint Rose will host the 2020 International Leadership Association (ILA) Women and Leadership Conference from June 7-10, 2020, bringing women and men from across the country and around the world to Saint Rose. The Women’s Leadership Institute also will partner with the Times Union’s Women@Work, the fastest-growing network of businesswomen in the Capital Region, on a national View on Women (VOW) poll, which will examine pervasive and underlying attitudes about women in order to address the social, political, and economic issues that impact them.

“I have dedicated much of my professional life to advancing women’s leadership, and this is an incredibly proud day for me, personally, and for The College of Saint Rose,” Stefanco said. “Although our institution is co-educational today, it was founded nearly 100 years ago to offer higher educational opportunities to women. That mission continues with the WLI, where, regardless of gender, we will work together to address the issues that still hold women back in the U.S. and around the world. That is why I am honored that the WLI Advisory Board includes a range of regional, national, and global leaders.”

The institute will support the ongoing advancement of women leaders in the […]

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