Elevating Women. Inspiring Change.
Through education and engagement, WLI seeks to build a
leadership pipeline for women in business and in politics.
It is our mission to elevate the stature of women’s leadership in Utah by improving society’s understanding of the value of diversity in leadership roles, training women in leadership skills, and conveying the positive impact female leaders have on economic development, vitality, and the overall health of the state.
We are a business-led not-for-profit organization and engage Utah business leaders to help them elevate the stature of women in business and board rooms through our annual ElevateHER™ Challenge, Political Development Series, and Career Development Series.
Companies Taking the Challenge to Commit to Elevating Women
Women Trained in Leadership Skills through Our Development Programs
“Walker Edison has always been a workplace that values the voices of everyone and sought out opportunities to advocate for women. The ElevateHER challenge has helped give our organization structure in relation to our goals advocating and promoting women in leadership. In conjunction with our internal efforts and our Women of Walker Edison group, this challenge has been a great benefit to us this past year to help our initiatives really take off!” – Matt Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Walker Edison
We are Business-Led
Create the ElevateHER Company Challenge
Enroll hundreds of companies in the Challenge, committing them to elevate their organization by elevating women
Present to company executives the value of gender diversity
501c3 Non-profit started in 2015
We are People-Centered
Positive and inclusive solutions
Invite men to be allies for and with women
Encourage difficult conversations that positively impact culture
Realize the generational impact of our work
Develop programs to build leadership skills in women
I’ve now had the privilege of participating in both the Political Development Series and the Career Development Series. I’m so grateful for what WLI stands for and how it is collectively and individually empowering women in Utah. I know WLI is a force for good for all those who participate, whether as speakers or students or male or female. I think a lot of this positive impact comes from the way you lead WLI. It is clear to me that it is a labor of love. I think of the hundreds of women who are positively impacted each year, and who, like me, felt welcome and supported. Women are incredible but too many face feelings of self doubt and external barriers to success. Thank you for what WLI is doing to correct that. – Nicole Omer, WLI Alumni