The Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (WNLI) works to significantly increase the percentage of diverse women on the governing boards of nonprofit healthcare and higher education institutions (eds and meds) and to expand women’s influence and formal leadership on these boards. 

Our goal is for governing boards to reflect the gender, racial, and other diversity of their stakeholders. We believe board diversity enhances institutional performance and is necessary for achieving true institutional diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Learn why boardroom diversity matters at higher education and healthcare institutions and how local leaders are making a difference. Watch our virtual panel discussion.

Recently released: “Closing the Gaps: Gender and Race in Nonprofit Boardrooms.” This report is a joint project of WNLI and The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. The report is focused on the boardrooms of Philadelphia’s largest nonprofit medical and educational institutions. Read the full report.