Gustavus Women in Leadership

10th Annual GWiL Conference

"Her Journey to the Future: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
This year, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of GWiL, 100 years since the Women's Suffrage, and progress of women through time.


Who are we? Alumnae, students and friends are the heart of this unique program which inspires women in their personal and professional leadership.

Together, we create a community where we can connect, learn, mentor and teach each other - and the next generation of women leaders. We host a variety of alumni networking and educational events in the twin cities, student events on campus, and the grand finale Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference.

How do we develop Gustie Leaders?

We are a student and volunteer led organization, the students are chosen by board members through an interview process. Then, we divide out the responsibilities into committees in order to make the organization run smoothly throughout the year. Each student(s) team up with their respective board members to meet their committees goals. The students work cross functionally with each other (and the board members,) lead weekly meetings, and organize events and the conference. Students are able to get experience running an organization in a business like setting which gives them great experience for internships and future jobs.

Past GWiL Conference:

April 26, 2019: 9th Annual Gustavus Women in Leadership Conference

Event: Friday, April 26th, 2019
Location: Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 5601 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN 55439.
Sept. 28, 2017
What's in Your Communication Tool Box

A lively discussion was led by Pastor Susan (Lindy) Purdy '70 to sharpen attendees communication skills across age, gender, ethnic, and political differences.

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