The Women’s Leadership Council works to inspire and engage the women of Brown as active participants in the life of the University.         

The Women’s Leadership Council is a diverse group of Brown women selected by the President who, through their leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism, work toward measurably enhancing the University and the alumnae community.

The Council accomplishes this by:

  • Demonstrating and encouraging a commitment to philanthropic and volunteer leadership at Brown.
  • Providing opportunities to connect Brown alumnae with students as mentors, role models, and advisors.
  • Organizing events, activities and initiatives that engage Brown alumnae with each other and with the intellectual excitement of the Brown community.


2011-2012 Council Initiatives:

  • Fund a $1 million Brown Annual Fund Challenge for the GOLD classes (2002-2011) and reach 100% Annual Fund participation from Council members in celebration of 120 years of women at Brown.
  • All Council Members to participate in the stewardship of first time alumnae donors, especially those reaching leadership giving levels.
  • Engage the alumnae community by hosting regional activities and events that promote the Women’s Leadership Conference: 120 Years of Women at Brown, and that lead to stronger and longer-lasting relationships with the University following the conference.
  • Support 120 or more mentoring pairs as part of the 2011-2012 Women’s Launch Pad program.