In 2010, at the end of a year-long celebration of 40 years of co-education at Trinity College, the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) was founded by the alumnae trustees of the college to continue to support and strengthen the alumnae network.

Our mission:

The mission of the Trinity College Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is to build and sustain a network of support for all women-identifying Trinity College alumni and students. The WLC creates opportunities for mentorship in which alumnae connect with one another and/or undergraduates. In addition, the WLC provides experiences and benefits that assist alumnae throughout their lives, in both personal and professional endeavors.  The WLC also encourages alumnae to support the college philanthropically and strives to foster an engaged and dynamic community from which to identify future leaders who will help amplify the voices of all Trinity women.

Join the WLC

Watch a recording of the 2023 Spring Annual Meeting.

(Please visit the Virtual Long Walk to watch recordings of other past WLC events.)

Shakira Ramos Crespo ’02 (2024)
Ann Newman Selvitelli ’91 (2025)
Engagement Chair
Tara Gans ’88 (2024)
Programming Committee Chair – VACANT
Networking/Mentoring Committee Chair
Alice Vautour ’01  (2025)

Special thanks to the founding members of the Women’s Leadership Council:
Emily Latour Bogle ’79
Nina McNeely Diefenbach ’80, P’18
Patricia Mairs Klestadt ’80, P’09, P’11
Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh ’80

Benefits of Membership:

  • Access to WLC Programs
  • Networking Opportunities with other WLC members and current students
  • Mentoring other WLC members and current students
  • Access to WLC-specific group on the Bantam Career Network
  • Access to events featuring College leadership

Requirements of Membership:

Membership to the WLC requires registration and a gift to the College in an amount that is meaningful to each person. Members are encouraged to complete a profile and join the Bantam Career Network and the WLC Group and prioritize sharing their time, energy, and talents with the WLC.

More information about the WLC

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Women’s Leadership Council

Margaret Vaughan M’18 Trinity Commons
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106-3100