Women's Leadership Program

Mission Statement

The Women's Leadership Program promotes excellence in academic achievement, fosters strong community building, and provides the framework upon which students can develop their own leadership identity.

About Us

The Elizabeth J. Somers Women's Leadership Program (WLP) is a selective, year-long, living and learning program for freshmen women of any school at the George Washington University. Offered exclusively at the Mount Vernon Campus, WLP commemorates and preserves the vision of the founder of Mount Vernon College and Seminary, Elizabeth J. Somers. WLP students have the benefit of small classes, close contact with faculty and women in leadership roles, and strong community ties within the program.

The dynamic curriculum emphasizes exploration and development of women's leadership through academic courses and weekly symposia. WLP symposia offer special lectures, workshops, and experiences that draw on the unique resources of Washington, DC and brings students together with women of achievement and leadership from many professional fields.

Students live together in Somers Hall with a graduate teaching assistant who serves as a mentor and academic resource.

Contact WLP if you have questions or want to learn more about the program.