The College of Saint Rose recently launched the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) at the site of the newly constructed Michelle Cuozzo Borisenok House in New York.
Borisenok donated $1.2 million to her alma mater to build the living-learning community alongside her husband Walt Borisenok in February 2019.
WLI aims to support the advancement of women leaders nationally and globally through education and advocacy. It will host workshops, speakers and conferences, according to Saint Rose.
Under the Institute, Saint Rose will host the 2020 International Leadership Association Women and Leadership Conference. It will also partner with the Times Union’s Women@Work to develop the View on Women poll, which focuses on researching the underlying attitudes about women in order to address how social, political and economic issues impact them.
The university also announced the 14 inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute Advisory Board Members.
“I have dedicated much of my professional life to advancing women’s leadership, and this is an incredibly proud day for me, personally and for The College of Saint Rose,” said Saint Rose President Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco. “Although our institution is co-educational today, it was founded nearly 100 years ago to offer higher educational opportunities to women. That mission continues with the WLI, where, regardless of gender, we will work together to address the issues that still hold women back in the U.S. and around the world.”