The Women’s Leadership Collective provides leadership skills and experience to allow women to advance their academic and professional careers—while creating a collective of women supporting women.
The Collective creates distinct cohorts of TU undergraduate and graduate students and high school girls to share stories, skills, experiences, and best practices that enable participants to sharpen communication, assessment, and critical thinking skills as they build self-confidence. Participants are exposed to mentors, networking liaisons, and leadership skills curriculum to help in defining and solidifying their capacity and roles as influencers, catalysts, team members, and innovators.
The Collective creates a spiral where participants can grow with their cohorts and benefit from intergenerational exchange and collaboration during seminars, workshops, and service projects—accessing the program at whatever point in their careers they find themselves.
Young women find ‘confidence, empowerment’ in TU leadership program – February 4, 2021
Dr. Grasmick secures more support for Women's Leadership Collective – January 4, 2020
The Collective is conceived by Dr. Nancy Grasmick, TU’s Presidential Scholar, and is advised by a group of TU faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate and non-profit leaders who are fostering its development and implementing its programs.
Associate Director, Women’s Resources
Deputy Director of Athletics, Internal Operations
Facilitator, TU Professional Leadership Program for Women
Diversity Specialist, Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity
Assistant Director of Brand Marketing, University Marketing and Communications
Associate Vice President, Outreach, SPAR
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Faculty Director, Honors Stephens Hall
Director of Student Academic and Career Services, CBE
Assistant Vice President, Promotions and Events
Assistant Director of Leadership Student Director
Executive Director for Policy and Strategic Initiatives, SPAR
Associate Professor Women’s & Gender Studies
Assistant to the Presidential Scholar
Kristi S. Halford
Founder and Chief Supporting Officer, C3 Visionary Strategies
Chief Executive Officer, Capital Services, Inc.;
The Education Foundation of Baltimore, County Public Schools – Board Member
Kristin O. Kosmides
Managing Director/Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Legg Mason Global Assest Management
COO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Kate Perry Jones
Vice President of Human Resources for Talent, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Systems, Global Tools and Storage (GTS) division, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Dr. Grasmick serves as ambassador for TU’s Professional Leadership Program for Women, a program under Dr. Schatzel’s TU Matters to Maryland priority. Alumni of this program
participate in a mentorship program with our Outstanding Young Women Leaders Program.
Learn more about this program.
Launched in January 2020, the Outstanding Young Women Leaders program is a year-long
program that provides leadership and mentorship activities and events for young women—one
junior from each Baltimore County public high school. Spearheaded by Dr. Grasmick
and the Women’s Leadership Collective, the program allows young women to interact with TU administrators, faculty and students
and be matched with female corporate mentors, with mentors and mentees connecting
throughout the year.
To be eligible for the program, young women must meet academic, leadership and community service requirements and be nominated by their principal. Members of the TU Women’s Leadership Collective select a finalist from each high school after reviewing applications and school transcripts and conducting interviews.
The TU Student Leadership Advisory Council is made up of female TU students who help to identify programmatic needs, plan events, and provide leadership opportunities across campus.