Empower Leadership Retreat

The Empower Leadership Retreat presents first year, sophomore and junior student leaders who identify as women with an opportunity to grow through a deeper understanding of self, their personal story, and how that story impacts the community around them. This unique retreat strives to foster an environment where participants feel empowered to explore their personal and shared stories as women at the University of San Diego. This retreat intentionally centers the voices of Women of Color, allowing participants to explore how one’s race and gender identities intersect as they work to create positive social change at USD and beyond. A primary goal is to attend to intersectional identities, including gender diverse people.

Participants will gain a greater understanding of empowerment as a foundation of leadership. They will be challenged to utilize their story as a tool which shapes their understanding and shapes them as leaders. The more participants understand their stories, the more self-empowered they become, thus allowing them to empower others to work together toward the common good.