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

Celebrating the Life of Miriam “Mims” Butterworth
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.
University of Hartford, Wilde Auditorium, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

HCW Alumnae Reception and Complimentary Tickets to Brigadoon
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2 p.m.
University of Hartford, Millard Auditorium, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

HCW Alumnae Reception and Complimentary Tickets to Chess
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2 p.m.
University of Hartford, Millard Auditorium, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

The Women’s Advancement Initiative’s Annual Symposium
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
University of Hartford, Harry Jack Gray Center, 200 Bloomfield, Avenue, West Hartford, CT
 
HCW Class of 1970 50th Reunion
Spring 2020

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