The Milgard Women's Initiative (MWI) was established in 2018 with the goal to advance women as creative and innovative leaders throughout their organizations and communities.
MWI's goal is to build and support thriving communities our mentoring program and through new programming development.
MWI's mentoring program was created to benefit Milgard graduate students by engaging the community of executive women in the South Sound area as mentors. Through quality one-on-one mentoring and guided group conversations, mentees enhance their professional knowledge, entrepreneurial spirit, and leadership skills.
The Program Development committee focuses on the creation and incubation of new programs, like our quarterly Inspired Speaker series, and is working on developing a high school leadership program for young women, as well as professional and continuing education opportunities for professional women in the region.
The Milgard Women’s Initiative (MWI) at the UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business advocates for all women. In collaboration with people around the world, we engage women as creative and innovative leaders throughout their organizations and communities. The Council of Directors supports these strategies primarily through:
Providing advice and advocacy for the growth and development of programs, and by helping to identify contacts and resources to assist in the implementation and broad reach of MWI’s programs.
Identifying funding for development and implementation of programs in support of the MWI strategies.
MWI is the premier organization and must-have partner in the South Sound for advancing women as leaders, entrepreneurs, employees, business owners, and community members.
MWI makes itself obsolete by contributing to the creation of a world where women are in a position of equality in the workplace and in their communities.