The Women's Empowerment Institute (WEI) is dedicated to
fostering every woman's capacity to solve problems and create
lasting change. WEI seeks to develop uncommon leaders
from uncommon places.
We are passionate in our desire to help women find their voices
and, in turn, give voice to others. We believe in the power of
advocacy and its ability to create real solutions to rectify social
and economic injustice in our region and our world, and we invite
you to join us in our efforts as we work toward transforming lives
and transforming our world.
WEI was founded in April of 2014 by Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, tenth
president of Carlow University.
Our programs provide women with the skills and tools they need
to capitalize on opportunities to lead others in directions that
will precipitate social justice and sustainable change by:
WEI complements the Carlow University mission by
WEI leverages expertise, programs, and research, developed by
passionate, engaged faculty members of Carlow University, many of
whom are scholar-practitioners - in other words, not just academics
but people who are actively engaged in the community. Resources include:
Our approach focuses on fostering relationships and building
partnerships between and among individuals and groups who share a
common goal: making meaningful, lasting change in the lives of
women our region and beyond.
WEI seeks to develop uncommon leaders from uncommon
places. To join in our efforts, or learn more about
WEI programs and practices, email firstname.lastname@example.org.