Women IN Academic Leadership

the Women In Academic Leadership cohort

Women IN Academic Leadership (WIN-AL) is a program for full-time tenured or appointment stream mid-career women faculty who are leaders or aspiring leaders at the University of Pittsburgh.

Women face unique challenges in leadership roles, which can include lack of confidence, difficulty in finding their voice, and challenges in creating a network of other women leaders. The ultimate goal of WIN-AL is to provide women with the leadership skills and practical strategies necessary to address common challenges, to advance in academia and to achieve more success in their careers.

The WIN-AL program includes all-day leadership training at an off-site location in the greater Pittsburgh area. The training is facilitated by a professional coach, and is dynamic with presentations, exercises, team work, and self-reflection. The training also includes a 360-type assessment, and participants are placed into small learning communities for ongoing professional development. 

Following the all-day training, the learning communities meet on a regular basis for peer mentoring and continued leadership development. In addition, the Office of the Provost hosts occasional programs for WIN-AL participants throughout the academic year for mentoring, networking, and professional development.

Nominations for WIN-AL are solicited by the Office of the Provost in the spring term. To be most effective for those involved, each WIN-AL cohort is limited to 20 women.

Please note: The spring 2020 program was postponed. Updates will be posted here.