Member Programs

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Name College Website
Abigail Lewis Ph.D., CWLEA Chair, Associate Dean, Pre-Professional Advising,  Barnard College
Amy Jaffe Barzach, CWLEA Vice Chair, Executive Director, The Women’s Advancement Initiative, a legacy of Hartford College for Women, University of Hartford
Erin Fisher, CWLEA Treasurer, CEO and Owner of The Leadership and Training Studio,
Shelly Heller, CWLEA Board Member, Director, The Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Mount Vernon Campus, Professor, Computer Science, George Washington University
Melissa Ooten, CWLEA Board Member, Associate Director of WILL*, University of Richmond
Amada Sandoval, CWLEA Board Member, Director of Women’s Center, Princeton University
Stephanie Sellers, CWLEA Board Member, Faculty, English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Gettysburg College
Rachel Simmons, CWLEA Board Member, Founder of Girls Leadership Institute, National
Sasha Taner, CWLEA Board Member, Associate Director of Leadership Scholars Program and Multimedia Research Initiatives, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers University

CWLEA MEMBERS are administrators, faculty, staff, and consultants in higher education directly involved in women’s leadership education and the provision of leadership activities/experiences for women.



If you are interested in being a charter member of CWLEA or exploring membership, please

Send an email to with the following information: your name, your title, your university/organization, and what resources or experiences related to women’s leadership you are seeking in the coming year.

Click here to complete a google form that gives us this same information.

We are in the final stages of giving birth to this new organization. By signing up to learn more, you will be the first to receive a membership application as soon as it is available.

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