Five-year Impact Report
WomenLead's impact at Georgia State can be seen through the students, faculty, and community leaders we've brought together. This Impact Report showcases the program's innovation, excellence, and student success during its first five years.
Participants engage with top leaders in the community through group activities such as discussion panels, company visits, service projects and networking events, as well as on an individual basis through engagement interviews and mentoring relationships.
Better understand yourself and the workforce
Through a series of assessments, we help students understand their personal strengths and skills, and how those skills can translate to success in the workforce.
Be active in your education
As a Signature Experience, WomenLead delivers an immersive experience, provides students with opportunities to apply what they are learning, incorporates experiential learning and culminates in a final project evaluated by faculty and community leaders.
"The WomenLead program has encouraged me to expand my comfort zone—it instilled confidence in me that I could perform at the highest academic and professional levels. It allowed me to grow, and to be ambitious in my professional pursuit."
– Sarah Agnew, B.S., exercise science ’18, recipient of 2018 Nell Trotter Award
“I still have my Personal Leadership Strategy poster hanging in my room. That assignment was like a reckoning for me of my values, strengths and vision for myself. It was a real moment of reflection.”
– Natsai Ndebele, B.S., computer science ’19, BlackRock Founders scholar, recipient of Google’s Women Techmakers Scholarship
“It’s so important to have someone in your corner who will highlight your skills and abilities to others. The WomenLead community embodies that kind of support.”
– Mariam Desouky, B.B.A ’17, M.P.A. ’18
“When I saw WomenLead, I thought, 'Okay, I’m trying to gain confidence, be self-assured and become knowledgeable about issues women face in the workplace...' Being able to openly talk about [issues that affect women in the sciences]...was really empowering for me... It felt really good.”
– Naema Daino, B.S., biology ’18, inaugural recipient of Delia Cochran and Sharon Schachter WomenLead Scholarship
“The amount of time we are given to engage with the executives we meet through WomenLead is wonderful. I had an opportunity to have a one-on-one engagement interview with [an Atlanta leader], and she gave me such great advice and encouragement... After completing WomenLead in Business, I was really able to develop my confidence and own what I’ve accomplished.”
– Sarah Monserrat Lopez, B.B.A. ’18, inaugural recipient of Cassi Wimmingham WomenLead Scholarship
Give yourself a boost
WomenLead boosts students’ resumes by providing concrete examples of field experience they can discuss during job interviews.
Faculty work with students in and out of the classroom, and serve as mentors and leaders.
Students from across the university can build long-lasting relationships.
Five course sections, up to 25 students in each
Students engage with executives and leaders from some of the world’s largest companies, including:
- The Coca-Cola Company
- Global Safety Management
- Anisa International Inc.
- Delta Air Lines
- Leapley Construction
- Southern Company
- Habitat for Humanity