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Take Action and Shape the Future

The Center for Women in Leadership exists for the benefit of women. We invite you to join our community and advance women in leadership through a number of opportunities for engagement.

As a woman student, faculty, or staff member at Pepperdine, you can take advantage of our superior mentoring, networking, and skills development programs. By participating in one of our industry roundtable sessions, you gain access to leaders who provide first-hand insight and cutting-edge coaching.

As a woman inside or outside Pepperdine, you can serve as a mentor, provide an introduction to women who might be interested in the center, host an industry roundtable at your organization, or recommend women to the CWL Advisory Board.

Use your voice - get involved and spread the word!

Are You Ready For Leadership?

Cynthia Colburn - Pepperdine University

Our Research Initiatives

The center engages in empirical and conceptual research on women in leadership. This includes the Faculty Research Symposium, which kicked off in Fall 2015 and provides a platform for faculty across all five schools to present gender-related research.

We participate in a greater conversation about women in the workplace through gender diversity research and faculty publications. The CWL has grants available. Contact us to find out more.

Faculty Research

Women sharing their stories in classroom

Women Stories

We asked these women to share stories on those that have influenced them on being a women in business. We also asked them on challenges they encountered along the way, and advice they want to share with other women.

Hear their story

Woman leader at graduation ceremony

Empowerment Through Education

Advanced degree programs at Pepperdine University develop leadership skills and open pathways to success and greater earning potential. Elevate your confidence and your career with a graduate degree. We offer more than 35 programs for master's or doctoral degrees across the five schools of Pepperdine.

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