Women’s Advancement

The Women’s Advancement Initiative, (formerly WELFund), is a distinctive program at the University of Hartford that uniquely positions women for success through education and leadership programs, research and scholarship opportunities, and career connections and experiences.

Built on the heritage of Hartford College for Women, The Women’s Advancement Initiative challenges, encourages, and empowers students, faculty, staff, and alumnae. The Women’s Advancement Initiative is supported and sustained by a community of women and men who believe that advancing the potential of women is a personal and a collective priority.

W Magazine

W magazine

Are you interested in reading about our heritage, success stories, and programming? Read our annual W magazine.

Upcoming Events

Hartford College for Women Class of 1969 50th Reunion
Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10 a.m.
University of Hartford Lawn, 1877 Club, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT, and Butterworth Hall

Celebration Hartford College for Women and 85 Years of Educating Women in Hartford
Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1 p.m.
University of Hartford Lawn, 1877 Club, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT, and Butterworth Hall

Support the Women's Advancement Initiative

Women's Advancement

Your gifts to the Women's Advancement Initiative help us to:

  • Build on the values instilled at Hartford College for Women
  • Provide students with opportunities for leadership training, personal development, career connections and mentoring
  • Bring lessons to life with fun, fast-paced, interactive activities that promote teamwork, problem solving and clear communication
  • Support scholarly and innovative research projects by students with faculty mentors
  • Send students to national conferences
  • Inspire the next generation of women to be leaders