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We want to hear from you! SAIS Women Lead is dedicated to realizing the collective advantages of women’s political, social, and economic leadership. Collaboration is innately part of our approach, and we invite your investment, participation, and thought leadership. For inquiries on how to get involved with the practicum please email [email protected].

Here are some of the many ways to get involved:

Mentor a Woman of Promise fellow

Tomorrow’s leaders will be from every corner of the world. They will be globally-minded. And they will be ready to transform the world. Join their journey and contact GWL Alumni Relations Coordinator Stephanie Haven to learn how you can mentor a student to learn how you can mentor a student..

Donate your Expertise as a Skills Course Instructor

Johns Hopkins SAIS welcomes senior alumnae to donate their talents as instructors for skills workshops and courses. For more information, contact [email protected].

Take Action with the SAIS Women's Alumni Network (SWAN)

Join an active community of alumni and make an impact in women's leadership and professional development. Sign up to be on the SWAN Speaker Bureau as a panelist, moderator or facilitator for an event or for the SWAN Documentary Film Forum. Take initiative and facilitate a professional skills workshop, speak on a career panel in your city, or get involved with SWAN Action. Connect with alumni on social media or subscribe to our global newsletter for upcoming events. To learn more, visit us or email Dara Iserson (B'08,'09) and Rachel Dunsmoor (B'07, '08), Acting Co-Chairs, Global SAIS Women’s Alumni Network.  

Join the SAIS Women Lead Mailing List

Receive our newsletter and invitations to program happenings and events. Join our listserve.

Give to SAIS Women Lead

Make a gift today to support annual operations, name a practicum, name a Women of Promise Fellowship, or create an endowment.

To give to SAIS Women Lead, please follow these instructions:

1. Click Make Your Gift 
2. Select "Other" in the dropdown box beneath "Gift Amount and Designation"
3. Write “SAIS Women Lead” in the box where it says "Please describe"

You can also contact Maya Shih, Associate Director of Development, for further inquiries.

Please note that your tax deductible gift is in support of the SAIS Women Lead.

Thank you to our SAIS Women Lead Supporters

Through SAIS Women Lead, the leaders of tomorrow will receive a world-class education together with specific training and mentoring preparing them to remove barriers to women’s advancement. The program has come to fruition thanks to the partnership of individuals and organizations who have made founding investments of $25,000 or more in the initial stages of development. We are grateful to the founders named below, as well as to the many sponsors of the Global Women in Leadership Conference.

Founders Circle of Johns Hopkins SAIS Women Lead:

  • Henna Babar Ali
  • Peter and Sarah O’Hagan
  • Kathleen M. Pike
  • Edith Quintrell
  • Starr Foundation “Understanding Asia” Endowment

Additional supporters:

  • Veronica Baruffati
  • Elizabeth A. Corwin
  • Leanne D. Galati
  • Terri L. McBride
  • Elizabeth Madigan Jost
  • Maureen H. Norton
  • Sara S. O’Rourke
  • Alison von Klemperer