Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College is the world’s only all-female cadet corps. Its mission from the beginning has been to provide an unparalleled opportunity for young women to develop skills, discipline, and character they need to succeed as principled and contributing citizens and leaders in their communities and chosen careers.
VWIL’s leadership development program for women has earned a reputation nationally as a premier leadership development program for women and has become a model of success for other programs with similar aims. In the VWIL program you learn about leadership and you develop as a leader. The foundation for leadership preparation is a liberal arts education. The heart of leadership development is the training you receive in the Corps of Cadets, in ROTC, and in the governance of your class. Physical training, sports, and the leadership challenge program round out the VWIL experience.
VWIL Cadets Impress, Connect
The 2012 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium had no shortage of remarkable female leaders, but members of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership color guard stole the show in their trademark green and white Class A uniforms. Read more.