The Women's Leadership Development Program (WLDP) is designed to encourage UVA undergraduate women who demonstrate great leadership potential to explore the wide range of leadership opportunities available to them at the University of Virginia. Participants have the opportunity to engage in dynamic presentations on women’s leadership, network with fellow future female leaders, and interact with female role models from the local and national community.
Now in it's 29th year, WLDP's mission statement is: WLDP challenges UVA women to engage as empathetic, innovative, and empowered leaders
WLDP is open to UVA undergraduate women of all years. The program is held each spring semester and includes five sessions. In order to be considered a graduate of the program, attendance is required at a minimum of four of the five sessions. Participants will also take part in program-wide service projects.
What will I learn?
WLDP offers participants a wide range of programming that addresses personal and professional development, networking and communication skills, self-confidence, and leadership style. Each year WLDP offers fun group activities, engaging speakers, and valuable presentations by strong leaders.
Goals of WLDP:
- Inspire and motivate participants to further develop their leadership skills
- Help participants to identify personal leadership style and apply personal strengths to leadership style
- Provide networking opportunities with other participants, guest speakers and presenters
- Build confidence and autonomy in participants
The Women’s Leadership Development Program opens their application process at the end of the fall semester. All undergraduate UVA women are encouraged to apply!
Participants are nominated to WLDP by professors, teaching assistants, resident advisors and other leaders at the University. Participants may also self-nominate. Please contact email@example.com for more information on the program or how to apply.