• WLI Gives J$1M to United Way of Jamaica

    WLI Gives J$1M to United Way of Jamaica

    Funds to Support Woman Inc Crisis CentreKingston, Sept. 25, 2017:The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) has donated J$1-M to the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ), designating the funds in support of the Woman Inc Crisis Centre. Read More
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Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison and Della Manley for Tea & Tales

    Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison and Della Manley for Tea & Tales

    Kingston, June 26, 2017:Jamaica’s Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison, CD, and Songstress Della Manley were the featured artists at “Tea & Tales” hosted by the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) at the Jamaica Pegasus on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Read More
  • Welcome to The WLI

    Welcome to The WLI

    When the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) decided to use its philanthropic efforts to address education and health issues, it specifically selected VOUCH, Voluntary Organization for the Upliftment of Children, for close attention. Read More
  • Who We Are

    Who We Are

    The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is a progression of the United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative and “Building Bridges” Exchange launched by former Ambassador of the United States to Jamaica, Sue Cobb. Read More
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Press Release

WLI Please Train Us too – Women’s Centre Appeal at International Women’s Day Forum

Kingston, March 8, 2017:The Women’s Centre of Jamaica (WCJ) has appealed to the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) to train its counselors to detect and prevent child sexual abuse

The call came at an International Women’s Day Breakfast Forum hosted by the WLI at the Jamaica Pegasus today (March 8, 2017).  The WLI has earned tremendous respect for its advocacy programmes including the hosting of “Darkness to Light” workshops which educate participants to prevent sexual abuse before it happens, to recognize signs of sexual abuse in children and unsafe behaviours in adults and teach persons how to react responsibly when a child discloses or an adult discovers or suspects sexual abuse....Read More


(l-r) Women’s Leadership Initiative (WL) Chair, Chorvelle Johnson with Forum Discussants - Amb. Aloun Ndombet Assamba, CEO, COK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union; Donna Duncan-Scott, Group Executive Director Culture & Human Development, JMMB Group and Valerie Facey, Founder/Director, The Mill Press following an International Women’s Day Breakfast Forum hosted by the WLI at the Jamaica Pegasus today (March 8, 2017).  

 

Welcome

Welcome to WLI - the “bridge” that allows you access to information regarding the role that the Women’s Leadership Initiative plays in the development of our country, Jamaica. Learn of the opportunities provided through the WLI for the advancement of our women and for nation building.

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Mission Statement

To build bridges of cooperation in developing, implementing and sustaining projects, which contribute to the well-being of all Jamaicans.

Our Vision

Building bridges for a better Jamaica.