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UCLA University Women’s Leadership Academy (UWLA) for Mid-Career Women

Empowering Courageous Leaders of Change



UWLA is designed by women university leaders specifically for university mid-career women. It re-imagines university leadership in which the voices, objectives and values of women are magnified. It was constructed to alter the status of university mid-career women. Despite the fact the more than half of all university administrators are women, they hold less than 40% of the executive leadership roles. The pay gap between female and male administrators is widespread.

UCLA’s University Women’s Leadership Academy (UWLA) seeks to correct this imbalance through its professional development program and to expand the influence of mid-career women leaders. The Academy developed from the conviction that women must advocate for themselves and invest in their own leadership development—thereby expanding their professional opportunities.

University Women Leadership Academy:

  • Re-imagines university leadership
  • Enhances the value of university women’s voices and contributions
  • Engages university women in lasting institutional change
  • Expands women’s leadership capacities
  • Enlarges women’s ability to navigate overt and hidden aspects of the university
  • Extends professional options in wide-ranging roles across varied universities
  • Encourages equity, access and inclusion across the university


The academy promotes connections between university leaders and participants.  ALL sessions are 9 a.m – 1pm except for Fridays are 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Three 2-Day Intensives: March 12-13, April 16-17, and June 11-12

Ten Saturday Mornings:  March 6, 27; April 3, May 1, 15, 29; July 17, 24, 31 and August 14

University Women’s Leadership Academy Program Topic Schedule

University Women’s Leadership Academy Program Information & Fee

University Women’s Leadership Academy Flyer 

University Women’s Leadership Academy Application Form 2021

Why Enroll in the University Women’s Leadership Academy?

University Women’s Leadership Academy Advisory Board

For further information, contact Dr. Linda Rose at lrose@g.ucla.edu.

Application Deadline for UWLA  is February 1, 2020


For further information, contact Dr. Linda Rose at lrose@g.ucla.edu


Narratives of University Women in a Time of Crisis

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5-6 pm PT



Join us for this webinar! Discussion on November 19 to highlight courage and flexibility among ELP alumnae at universities.

The UCLA School of Education and Information Studies and the UCLA University Women’s Leadership Academy (UWLA) will present the webinar, “The Courage to Lead: University Women’s Narrative in Times of Crisis,” on Thursday, Nov. 19, 5-6 p.m. PST.

Lea M. Jarnagin, Ed.D. (Moderator)
Interim Systemwide Director,
Student Wellness & Basic Needs Initiatives
CSU Office of the President

Anne Dela Cruz, Ed.D.
Director of Human Resources &
Payroll Operations Center (HRPOC)

Lisa Loberg, Ed.D.
Director of Study Abroad,
Loyola Marymount University

Lupe Navarro-Garcia, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Student Academic Support Services Division of Student Affairs