As part of the mission to challenge its community and inspire meaningful leadership, the School of Leadership Studies presents WOMEN LEAD, an initiative designed to educate and empower women, personally and professionally.

Through programs such as full-day conferences, presentations, workshops, and a new Certificate in Women's Leadership, WOMEN LEAD equips individuals and their organizations to support and encourage women's advancement.

Certificate in Women's Leadership

  • A 14-week online/on-campus program designed to support women's advancement in the workplace.
  • Anyone with 5 years work experience and/or an undergraduate degree can enroll directly. Enrollment is now open!
  • Approximate time commitment is 3-5 hours per week online, plus one (1) intensive (2 days) on Gonzaga's campus. In the case that COVID-19 continues to limit travel, the on-campus component will be substituted by a virtual gathering.

Women Lead Napa Valley

  • Thanks to all who joined us for this destination women's leadership conference set in the pristine Napa Valley, CA.Stay tuned for details and information about our next destination women's leadership conference! 
  • Women Lead Napa Valley Conference: Friday & Saturday, February 21-22nd, 2020.


  • Informative presenters, skill-building workshops, networking opportunities, and inspirational speakers. 
  • 2020 Conference:  POSTPONED to Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. This will be an all-virtual event. Cost is $179/person. Registration re-opened!

Women Lead Seattle

  • Informative presenters, skill-building workshops, networking opportunities, and inspirational speakers.
  • 2020 conference: CANCELLED. Refunds will be issued by March 31st to those who registered. Thank you for your grace and understanding as we navigate the current global crisis. 

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