Thank you for your interest in Hartford International University’s Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI).
For decades now, and guided by the tireless efforts of Professor Emerita MT Winter, our Women’s Leadership Institute has worked to empower women. We have brought together hundreds of women over the years from diverse religions, social locations, and ethnicities. Our students have supported one another in their personal and collective journeys of spiritual, psychological, and intellectual growth. We are continually proud of our graduates who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to working collectively for the common good.
Dr. Winter has decided that it is time to reimagine the Institute and is taking this year to reflect, plan, and envision what comes next. Therefore, WLI will not take place for 2022-23. We are excited with her to see what the future brings.
The Value of Experience
The Spark of an Idea
Over the last two and half decades, WLI graduates have started leadership projects that went on to become highly successful, even worldwide phenomena. One is the Prayer Shawl Ministry, started in 1998 by Janet Bristow and Vicky Galo. The ministry has chapters all over the world.
WLI Founder and Director Miriam Therese Winter, known to all as MT, develops a personal bond with each participant. Her scholarship is rooted in what she likes to call the liturgy of life. She is a Medical Mission Sister, an award-winning author, a pioneer in introducing folk-style music into the Catholic liturgical tradition, and a songwriter whose work is performed the world over.
WLI graduates stay in touch. They support each other long after the program ends, building bonds of sisterhood. Of the hundreds who have graduated over the years, the most common refrain is that the program was “life-changing.”
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