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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

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Black Out
Thursday, February 29th, 2024 

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Come out for a night full of music, food, dancing, and community at our annual Black Out! Join us as we celebrate being black in business and showcase black student entrepreneurs in our community!! If you are a black student entrepreneur, please sign up to table below! Spots are limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can! Open to all students and members of Smith affinity communities! All Black Attire, Dress to Impress!!

The RSVP form will close on February 27th!!

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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