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About Us

Women's Empowerment Institute is represented by strong leaders who are paving their way into successful futures through volunteering, social activities and academic excellence. This leadership continues through our prominent alumni network, who proudly help members find valuable jobs upon graduation. Browse through our site to learn more.


Dear Interested Student,  

You are part of remarkable woman apart of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and we would love to see you join our prestigious fourth cohort. The community of the Women’s Empowerment Institutes highlights the importance of both professional and community development through workshops and community-building opportunities. 
We strongly believe in our mission statement:  To empower women from underrepresented populations within the Robert H. Smith School of Business to be successful personally and professionally by: 

  • Inspiring them to be confident in their ability to be a leader.

  • Connecting members with high-profile business leaders and experiential learning that will equip them with the business acumen necessary to succeed in a professional setting. 

  • Creating an environment of trust where transparent feedback and experiences underrepresented women will be shared and supported. 

The executive leaders of WEI have developed a comprehensive curriculum designed to inspire, connect, and empower women leaders at Smith.


Upcoming Program Schedule

Fall 2022

7:00 - 8:30

Ice Cream Social with SBA & WEI

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Come chill out with The Smith Business Academy, SBA, and WEI. This event is focused on bringing both organizations together for a night of fun.

All Day

Amazon Ads Day

Monday, October 3, 2022

Learn about Amazon’s advertising organization and how we work
closely with brands to help them achieve their business goals. Furthermore, practice your interview skills and learn tips and tricks to help with the Amazon Advertising interview process. Finally, enjoy complimentary dinner, raffle prizes and more!

6:00 - 8:00

ALPFA x Smith Latinx Heritage Month

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

WEI is sponsoring The Latinx Heritage Month Social event put together by The Association of Latinx Professionals For America (ALPFA) UMD Chapter. Make sure to mark your calendars for a night of fun and celebration of different cultures!

6:00 - 7:30

How-Tos with KPMG

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Please join WEI and one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms, KPMG, to learn some Business 101 Tips. We're focusing on 3 main areas; How-To (secure internships, externships, etc.), Introduction to what companies are looking for, and What to do After You've Completed Your Time At A Company.


Smith Diversity Community Joint Event

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Please join WEI, BBA, the Black Business Association, and SBA, the Smith Business Academy in welcoming a very dynamic and influential speaker; Chris Witherspoon. He will be discussing "The End Goal". More details to come.

6:00 - 7:15

Women in the Workforce

Professional Event with Morgan Stanley

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Come join WEI in a discussion-based meeting that seeks to define what women in the workforce really means for us, what we may experience, and navigate through the issues or differences that may arise. The purpose is to provide a real-world perspective of what it's like to navigate the business, so this summer whether you're doing an internship, externship, or a full-time employee, you understand the dynamics and how to climb the corporate ladder.

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Contact Us

                                If you’d like to learn more about Women's Empowerment Institute, please don’t hesitate to reach out.                                                                                          We would be more than happy to answer any questions, comments or concerns.

                                                                                     WEI 22-23 Membership Application 

                                                                                   Events for the F22-S23 Academic Year 

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