Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership
TEACHING THE COMPASSIONATE USE OF POWER
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The Woodhull Institute is a non profit organization that provides professional development and leadership training for women. We provide weekend long retreats, seminars, and a variety of resources for a community of over 2700 women professionals!

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Young Women’s Ethical Leadership Retreat

Young Women's Ethical Leadership Retreat

June 24-26! Woodhull's core training program is designed to educate a small group of women in the practical skill sets that are necessary for success! Increase skill levels in negotiation, financial literacy, public speaking and more. This is a highly selective process- Apply Today!

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27
Mar

by Tara Sophia Mohr, Woodhull Alumna

Several years ago, I was attending a conference for professionals in philanthropy. I attended one session focused on one of the big challenges in the industry. I knew I held a very controversial view: that the older generation of professionals and institutions was preventing the very kind of change they were calling for, because of their attachment to realities that no longer existed. Normally, I would have kept quiet about that. After all, lots of those older generation folks were in the room – and they were powerful. Plus, no one else was mentioning it. And what would it do to my professional reputation to say something so confrontational?

But for some reason, that day, I raised my hand and spit out my view to all fifty folks in the room. Quite honestly, the main reason was fatigue – I was too tired from a 5am flight to operate with my filter on. I said plainly what I thought was wrong with the situation, and how the older institutions and professionals weren’t dealing with changing realities. I spoke about one particularly hot button issue that people tended to avoid talking about. I was blunt and passionate.

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Category : Careers | Community Member Projects and Updates
27
Mar

Who was one of the first basketball players to be a part of the Women’s NBA?

Lisa Leslie, one of the founding players of the WNBA, has helped to popularize the sport of basketball for women. Leslie joined the WNBA in 1996 after winning an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Olympics. Even though her height became an invaluable asset as an athlete, Leslie faced criticism from her peers for standing out like a tall blade of grass in elementary school.

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Category : Woman of the Day
26
Mar

Who is one of the best Native American writers during the latter half of the 20th Century?

Leslie Silko, one of the great writers to come out of the Native American literary revival of the 1970s, is known for writing about the relationship between Native American culture and western culture. Much of her work focuses on the moral, spiritual and emotional well being of the indigenous people and their adjustments to and from western society. Silko is of Laguna Pueblo, Plains Indian, Mexican and Anglo-American descent and was born on the Laguna Pueblo reservation in northern New Mexico.

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Category : Woman of the Day
25
Mar

Who was the first woman to be elected to both chambers of Congress?

Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to be elected to both the House and the Senate, was also the first woman to be elected to the Senate. As a congresswoman from Maine, Smith became involved in military issues and almost garnered permanent status for women in the military. As a senator, Smith gained notoriety from her senate floor speech, “Declaration of Conscience”. Smith’s dedication and unwavering opposition to Senator McCarthy’s anticommunist streak catapulted her into the nation’s spotlight.

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Category : Woman of the Day
24
Mar

Who is one of the leading modern day feminist scholars?

Catharine Mackinnon, a lawyer, professor and feminist activist, has been a tireless advocate for sex equality. Mackinnon received a B.A. from Smith College, a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale. She is most notably known for engineering the legal concept that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. In tandem with that, Mackinnon wrote ordinances claiming pornography is a civil rights violation.

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Category : Woman of the Day
23
Mar

Who was the first African American woman to become the chief of the Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health Office at NASA?

Irene Long, one of the highest ranked women at NASA, is in charge of the safety and well being of the workers before, during and after a space shuttle launch. Long had aspired to work in aerospace medicine as a young child and went on to pursue a baccalaureate degree in biology at Northwestern University, attend the St. Louis School of Medicine and receive a master’s degree in aerospace medicine from Wright State University.

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Category : Woman of the Day
22
Mar

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an exciting opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits – a site like Amazon Book Reviews or TripAdvisor – is conducting a campaign to identify the top-rated women’s nonprofits in the country.

Won’t you help us participate in the campaign by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! Follow this link:


Be sure to choose “Women 2011″ from the drop-down list of campaigns when posting your review. If we gather enough positive reviews by March 31st we will be added to  the Top-Rated Women’s Nonprofits List.

With your help, we can gain greater visibility in the community!

Category : Community Member Projects and Updates
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