Council Membership

Women’s Leadership Council members are appointed by the President. Nominations come from current Council members, Corporation trustees and fellows, University staff, and others in the Brown community. Once reviewed by the Council Co-Chairs and the Membership Committee, names are proposed to the President for approval. Prospective members are then extended an invitation from the President to serve on the Council for a four year term.

Criteria for membership consideration include:

  • An alumna of Brown University or the parents of a Brown graduate
  • Demonstrating and encouraging a leadership commitment to philanthropic and volunteer initiatives at Brown
  • Expressed interest in and concern for Brown and its educational programs
  • Prominence achieved through professional work or volunteer activities


“I am immensely proud of the work being done by the Women’s Leadership Council at Brown. Women have always played a major role in the University’s development and the fulfillment of its mission. The Council’s efforts aim to highlight these contributions, to nurture the talents of the next generation of female leaders, and to inspire the involvement of more women in shaping a brilliant future for Brown.” -President Christina Hull Paxson

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