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The Women’s Leadership Initiative Advisory Council includes a diverse selection of women leaders from across Oklahoma. Members of the Advisory Council serve as goodwill ambassadors to the Initiative as it grows and develops.

  • Diane Anderson
  • Jari Askins
  • Lisa Johnson Billy
  • Pam Fleischaker
  • Kim Holland
  • Lou Kerr
  • Julie Knutson
  • Sheryl Lovelady
  • Mary Melon
  • Dana Murphy
  • Marilyn Murrell
  • Penny Painter
  • Pat Potts
  • Meg Salyer
  • Susan Savage
  • Reta Strubhar
  • Kathy Taylor
  • Jean Warner
  • Susan Winchester

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Our Mission

The Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Carl Albert Center seeks to address the historic under-representation of women in politics, public service, and other leadership roles. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower women to become political leaders. We accomplish this mission through a series of educational initiatives designed specifically for women in Oklahoma.
About Us

The Women’s Leadership Initiative  includes several programs designed to increase women’s participation in politics and public service.  Now in our tenth year, the N.E.W. (National Education for Women’s) Leadership program is an intensive, five-day institute that includes the top undergraduate women from colleges across Oklahoma. 

Pipeline to Politics serves women who are beyond college and/or in the workforce and interested in stepping up their political and civic engagement…whether that means running for office, working on a campaign, or becoming more involved in community-based issues and organizations.

In partnership with the Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma Inc., the Women’s Leadership Initiative hosts an annual leadership conference for “Tweens”. The conference strives to encourage, educate, and empower girls to discover and use their voices to positively impact their lives, their schools, and their communities.

Through The Appointments Project (TAP),the Women’s Leadership Initiative is working with Oklahoma’s new governor to ensure more women are appointed to high-level and powerful posts.  TAP is a non-partisan effort to bring parity to decision-making bodies by identifying qualified women to serve.