Equipping women for exemplary Christian leadership

Our mission

The Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) educates, encourages, and emboldens Christian women in areas of intergenerational mentoring and Christian leadership development.

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What we do

WLI provides educational resources, conferences, workshops, and scholarships to educate and develop capable and confident female leaders and equip them for a variety of service and leadership opportunities. We help connect women of different experience levels, generations, and cultural backgrounds with one another and to quality mentors. In so doing, we encourage Christian women’s leadership and faith development in their home, church, workplace, and world.

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WLI is an institute of Concordia University. Founded in 2003 by Dr. Donna Streufert, an education professor at Concordia University Wisconsin, the institute today continues under the direction of an Executive Director, diverse board, and dedicated volunteer work teams.