"In going over my personal life story, I gained a clarity about how to turn those experiences into something positive. By the end of the (WGLI workshop) weekend, I had an excitement I hadn’t felt in months, if not years. Each woman’s journey that weekend was different but I know all of us left empowered." Adrianna Paine
Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization, founded by Diana Ruiz in Sonoma County in 2008 and dedicated to unlocking the leadership potential of women who want to make a difference. Our goal is to create a community of women with the confidence and determination to serve as leaders in personal, professional, community, regional and national spheres of influence. By addressing women’s needs for community, support, and education, we believe that they will become credible, active decision-makers who will facilitate positive changes in their families, communities, and the world.
The Mission of Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) is to promote a values based leadership program that unleashes the power of women to initiate change in their communities.
The Vision of the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) is to collaborate with local partners to:
- Support and encourage individual and community leadership development for women throughout the world.
- Provide education and support for women to actively participate at all decision-making levels of society.
Create and implement a self-sustaining community through mentorship and membership models for the development of women’s leadership.
Our world is in dire straights. Old problems persist, new ones arise. Old solutions no longer produce results that actually change things for the better. For too long, women have been left out of the decision-making process. It is time to make room for fresh, new perspectives. Given the opportunity, women in positions of leadership will make the difference that determines whether communities will decline, or thrive. WGLI is dedicated to unlocking the leadership potential of women who want to make a difference. Now is the time!
“For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.”
- Elizabeth Blackwell