The Women's Advancement Initiative

Women's Advancement Initiative member

Visit The Women's Advancement Initiative website to learn more about its programs and history, or to contact staff.

Your support to The Women's Advancement Initiative helps prepare our students for success through education and leadership programs, research and scholarship opportunities, and career connections and experiences. Our programs open minds—and doors—for our students.

Inspire the next generation of women leaders and advance each woman's potential with a gift today.

The University of Hartford opened the door for me and that drew me in.

Bobbi McNeil, Member of the University of Hartford's Board of Regents

Bobbi McNeil is a member of the University of Hartford's Board of Regents and in 2014 joined The Women's Advancement Board of Directors. She chairs the Program Committee, which focuses on programming and scholarships for The Women's Advancement Initiative. Bobbi makes supporting scholarships a priority in her philanthropy and gives to programs such as the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program.

"Straightforward financial support of scholarship is important," she says. "It is a matter of paying it forward. I was lucky, and now it is my turn to help others."

Learn more about other ways to get involved, including volunteering and mentoring, with The Women's Advancement Initiative.