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 year's retreat will intentionally center the voices of Women of Color. Participants will explore how race, gender and other salient identities shape their ability to practice leadership.

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.

Empower 2020 will beheld February 21-23, 2020. Senior facilitator applications will be available in late October. Participant applications will be available in November.