WELFund’s new Women’s Leadership Program was inspired by the way Hartford College for Women (HCW) challenged, empowered and at the same time supported its students. Designed to respond to the unique opportunities, challenges, and transitions experienced by female students at each stage of their undergraduate experience, it will ultimately be a four-year program. It was developed in collaboration with on-campus partners in academic and student affairs and in its pilot year will serve first-year students. In addition to providing tools, training, and techniques students can use to navigate college and life’s opportunities and challenges, the program aims to:
WELFund launched its new women’s leadership program in 2012-2013, thanks to the generosity of Alison Gallagher Coolbrith ’65 and Barry N. Lastra, who made a very generous gift and offered to match every new or increased gift, and the greater WELFund community who responded.
WELFund’s Women’s Leadership Program is open to any women in the Class of 2016. This “come anytime, you're always welcome” program includes leadership, mentoring, and social programs. In addition, WELFund offers the:
Limited to 20 first-year female students, this program involves an application process and annual commitment but offers exclusive benefits. The WELCorps Leadership Program includes opportunities to interact with University leaders, faculty, staff, upper class students, and alumnae; personal and professional skill development; events and receptions with University leaders; and recognition of achievements.PROGRAM BENEFITS: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
If you've been looking for a reason to get more involved, the opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives is a great reason. You can choose to be a sponsor at a variety of levels and there are many ways you can volunteer or serve as a mentor. To explore what is right for you, please contact Amy Jaffe Barzach, WELFund’s director at 860.768.5471 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Haghighat, WELFund’s grants and programs manager at 860.768.5289 or email@example.com.