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Transforming Lives. Making a Difference.

For nearly two decades, Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) at USF has engaged and educated its members with a singular mission: to make a difference in the lives of women throughout USF and in our communities.

WLP was formed in 2005 with the leadership of USF President Emerita and Professor Judy Genshaft, longtime USF supporter Carol Morsani, and Tampa Bay's leading philanthropists, business professionals and entrepreneurs to promote the educational and research endeavors of students and faculty at USF.

Members of WLP have opportunities to create bonds with students, faculty and each other and, in the process, help develop the next generation of leaders. Since our founding, WLP has invested more than $3 million in scholarships and faculty research awards.

join WLP

To see more WLP giving opportunities, click here. If you have questions about Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, please contact us.

Your WLP Team

Lauren Gstalder
Lauren Gstalder
Executive Director

Nevena Pehar
Nevena Pehar
Associate Director

Holly Behrend
Holly Behrend
Program Manager

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sept. 4
WLP Scholarship Recognition Dinner

Wednesday, Oct. 2
WLP 2024 Annual Symposium

Thursday, Dec. 5
WLP Annual Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, April 16, 2025
WLP Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner

Share Your News

We encourage our members to share updates on their professional and personal lives – whether it’s a job promotion, new academic degree, an engagement, birth or adoption, recent move or anything in between. Your news may be published in the Member News section of the upcoming issue of the WLP News of Note. Please click here to complete the form and share as many details as you'd like!

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