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Women LEAD (Leading through Empowerment Affiliations and Development) 

These programs are designed as short events to encourage networking and provide a woman's view of leadership.  Each program will highlight a female speaker to talk about leadership through a woman's lens, following the speaker there will be an opportunity for discussion and networking.  If you have questions or comments about this program, please email womenlead@rice.edu.     

Recruiting for 2015-2016 Women LEAD Coordinators  (Application Here email womenlead@rice.edu with questions) 

The Women LEAD program through the Student Center would like to announce that we are seeking a team of student coordinators to orchestrate the planning and execution of the Women LEAD series for the upcoming year.  

To apply for a coordinating position, please fill out the online application form by Sunday, April 5th at 11:59pm.   Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions, please email womenlead@rice.edu.

The Women LEAD programs are designed to encourage Rice students to network while providing them with a view of leadership through a woman's lens. Since its inception in Fall 2010, the program has hosted leaders such as Y. Ping Sun, Amy Myers Jaffe, and Lesley Briones.

Student Coordinators will be responsible for:

  • Creating a vision for the year's speaker line up
  • Coordinating logistics for each program
  • Evaluating the series as a whole
  • Providing recommendations for future improvements

Summary of expectations for the Coordinator role   


Women LEAD Campus Coordinators, 2014-2015 

Nicole Zhao

Genevieve Tarlton 

Amy Ryu

Stephanie Yeh

Mini Bhattacharya

Michelle Bowen

 Please email the Women LEAD Coordinators with any questions. 


 Previous Women LEAD Programs

If you are interested in reading about previous Women LEAD programs, please see notes from their discussions below:

              Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhib17bCfpw
              Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd19BF3CpsU
              Part 3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55TBFo6Gufs
              Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN5IEE-8TSI