Other Women’s Leadership Programs

The UALE Summer Schools are not the only women’s leadership programs. While these other women’s schools are not affiliated with UALE, we will also post information about them as we receive it. Below are some of the other programs:

Prairie School for Union Women in Saskatchewan offers trade union women an intensive four days of learning and sharing in a supportive environment. The goals of the school are to develop women’s personal and leadership skills and to build solidarity among women workers. The school provides on-site child care and is committed to child-friendly attitudes.

Minnesota Union Women and Femmes Retreat is part of a series of programs sponsored by the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service to foster greater participation by women and femmes in their workplaces, unions and communities. These educational events are developed with input from labor leaders and activists. The Retreat is designed for working women and femmes, rank-and-file members, activists, staff and union officers. You do not need to be a union member to attend, but you should be interested in being active on workplace issues.

Regina V. Polk Women’s Labor Leadership Conference is generously funded through a grant by the Regina V. Polk Labor Leadership Fund and is a program of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Labor and Employment Relations. This annual residential program is held every Spring and is open to all significantly female-identified people. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.

Women Innovating Labor Leadership (WILL) Empower is a bold and ambitious new initiative to identify, nurture, train, and convene a new generation of women labor leaders. WILL Empower employs a broad, multi-pronged approach that interfaces with women on multiple levels and through interwoven programs. WILL Empower is a national program, jointly housed at Rutgers University’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization in the School of Management and Labor Relations in New Jersey and Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor in Washington, DC.

Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) is an independent organization in Massachusetts focused on strengthen women’s influence in the Massachusetts labor movement by increasing the number and diversity of women leaders, and providing them with tools to be effective organizers in their unions and organizations.

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