Women’s Thought Leadership Program

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Who We Are

The Women’s Thought Leadership Program (WTLP) at TWU is a multi-pronged program aimed at helping students take the knowledge and skills developed while earning their degrees and translate them to the public while also teaching different ways to enhance and communicate their credibility as thought leaders.

Our Program Goals

  • Offer programming and mentorship that advance students’ capacity for thought leadership.
  • Connect TWU students, alumni and DFW-area thought leaders to promote engaged learning, mentorship and career development.
  • Increase the visibility of TWU thought leaders (including faculty, staff and students) in public arenas.
  • Support faculty in their efforts to develop coursework and curricula that include public scholarship.

Upcoming Events


Establishing a Public Profile

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Registration: https://bit.ly/publicprofiletwu

What is a public profile and why does it matter? How can a public profile help you use your academic passions to inspire and influence others in your community and beyond? The TWU Women’s Thought Leadership Program invites you to join us for a virtual panel discussion with three North Texas thought leaders who will talk about the steps they have taken to establish a public profile. Drawing from their own experiences, our panelists will share their stories and offer advice and concrete steps you can take to expand your public presence and amplify the power of your ideas. Learn more>>

Pedagogy Workshop: Op-Eds across the Disciplines

Date: Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom). Register today for the Zoom link and workshop resources. 
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This workshop will provide an opportunity (1) to discuss the value of public scholarship for students at all levels and (2) hands-on experience to help you develop op-ed assignments in your classroom. 

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to discuss the value of public scholarship for students. We’ll provide examples of existing op-ed assignments for various disciplines before walking you through the process of creating your own assignment and rubric. You will leave the workshop with a drafted assignment and feedback from your workshop community. Learn more>>

Get Involved

Would you like more information about the WTLP? Are you interested in collaborating with us?

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Email us: ThoughtLeadership@twu.edu

The Women’s Thought Leadership Program is funded by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership.

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