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Women's Empowerment Institute 

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

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

Mythbusting Money-Financial Literacy Panel
Thursday, November 30th, 2023 

VMH 2333


The Robert H. Smith School of Business remains dedicated to fostering student success and empowerment. At Smith, we understand that genuine success is intricately linked with financial literacy. To this end, our panel aims to debunk common myths surrounding personal finance, providing our attendees with valuable, practical knowledge to make informed financial decisions and highlighting the aspect of meeting students where they currently are financially. Meaning that this event seeks to address essential topics such as saving and budgeting, retirement and 401Ks, student loans, and credit scores as well as a discussion centered around debt management and wealth accumulation. 

Here are the details of the event:

  • When: Thursday, November 30th at 6:30 pm

  • Where: 2333 Van Munching Hall (VMH)

  • Attire: Business Professional

Thank you, and please reach out to with any questions, comments, or concerns!

Please RSVP for an accurate headcount, WEI would love to see you there!

RSVP Link:

 Events for the F23-S24 Academic Year 

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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 23-24 Membership Application

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