Center for Women in Leadership
Empowering Women to Lead at the Highest Levels of Confidence
Organizations are seeking what women have to offer as leaders. At the Pepperdine Graziadio Center for Women in Leadership (CWL), we focus on building your confidence and instilling the strongest sense of competency and readiness for the challenges and rewards of leadership. Through mentorship programs, industry engagement, and research on gender diversity, we contribute to an ongoing dialogue about women in leadership all around the world.
We believe now is the time to inspire and develop our women — our students, our faculty, and our staff — to their greatest leadership expression. In the words of Bernice Ledbetter, Director of the Pepperdine CWL, "Now is the time. Tomorrow may be too late."
Women Making a Difference
Executive Speaker Series
What We Do
The Broader Conversation
What is the "Confidence Gap"?
When You're Ready, But Not Confident
Studies show that women don't feel prepared to step into their careers due to a lack of confidence. Yet women inherently possess in-demand skills and talents that organizations now seek for contemporary leadership.
Find out how the Pepperdine CWL is working to close this confidence gap with programs outside the classroom.
See our contributions and media coverage in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, and more.
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