AMHERST – UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) has named its 2023 fellowship class.
Alejandra Dilan of Framingham is one of the 24 selected as a 2023 Fellow. Dilan is a member of the class of 2023 and is a psychology major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
UMass Women into Leadership is a selective leadership training and professional development program that prepares students from Massachusetts’s flagship public university for public leadership. By introducing students to public leaders and. providing opportunities for them to see first-hand the different career opportunities available in public service, UMass Women into Leadership provides pathways into leadership and gives students the confidence to succeed––all while helping to address the gender gap in politics and creating a pipeline from public education into public service.
Already this fall, UMass Women into Leadership has provided students the opportunity to engage with leadership across the Commonwealth––from Boston to Springfield––in addition to meaningful on-campus programming. The highlight of the UMass Women into Leadership program is a weekend workshop, which will kick off March 24, 2023 with a keynote by Varshini Prakash, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Sunrise Movement focused on climate change mitigation and climate justice.
Since 2015, UMass Women into Leadership has provided mentorship, academic training, job preparation and leadership coaching to nearly 200 students who have gone on to hold elected office, receive national scholarships, attend graduate school, and work at a diverse range of nonprofit and public organizations advancing the public interest.
The program hosts special events and field trips for students to cultivate applied experience in policy and government, including a weekend long workshop that brings together local, state, and rational leaders for students to meet and learn from.
Each year, UMass Women into Leadership also provides more than $15,000 in scholarships to support students who are doing meaningful unpaid/low paid work in the public sector. To learn more about UWiL and how to support the program, visit umass.edu/uwil.