Our Mission

SAIS Global Women in Leadership (GWL) is a student-run career club at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Founded in 2012, GWL has become an integral part of student life at SAIS and has helped inspire the creation of the SAIS Women’s Leadership Initiative comprising GWL, the SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN), and an academic practicum for current SAIS students.

GWL equips SAIS students with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in their careers and tackle challenges facing women worldwide by hosting a skills workshops, networking events, and an annual conference, all of which bring together SAIS students, alumni, IR practitioners, policy makers, and business leaders.

GWL provides SAIS students who are passionate about women’s issues with the opportunity to assume leadership roles and engage with the diverse network of professionals involved in GWL’s many events and annual conference.

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The 2018-2019 GWL Executive Board

From Top LEFT:  

Yiyuan Qi, (Deputy VP of Sponsorship)

Sarah Pfund, (Vice President)

Vasilia Anayiotos, (Conference VP of Sponsorship)

 Maya Gainer, (Conference VP of Operations)

 Michelle LeMeur, (GWL DC-Bologna Liaison)

 Stephanie Haven, (Alumni Relations Coordinator)

From Bottom Left:

Nainika Paul, (Director of Marketing)

Zhuo Joy Zhang, (Conference Chair)

Tenzin Rangdol, (Director of Finance)

 Lindsay Jagla, (Conference VP of Marketing)

Stephanie Arzate, (Conference VP of Programming)

Carolyn Lang, (President)


Naomi-Rose Alexander, (Executive Director of Events)

Ana Acosta, (Conference Deputy VP of Programming)