Our Hmong Women Leadership Institute (HWLI) Program is for emerging and current Hmong women leaders to provide Hmong women an opportunity to develop into more powerful community leaders in whichever field they have chosen. It typically runs five to six months long and aims to provide 10-12 women each year with leadership skills needed to be strong leaders in the Hmong community and in the community at-large. The program is a combination of education, training, and community building. Participants learn how to use and practice their leadership in a way that creates lasting change on a personal, familial, organizational, and global level. We incorporate a cultural component into the leadership institute, which is composed of intentional learning activities around traditional Hmong practices, history of Hmong, and Hmong language.
Applications generally come out in late fall and close early winter. Programs typically run from January through May/June.