What is INSPIRE?
Since 2009, the INSPIRE program has served as UT’s signature leadership program for women undergraduates. The INSPIRE program is sponsored by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. It has been created specifically to empower undergraduate women to re-envision and enact what leadership means in a global society.
We envision the women who go through the program will create a world that opens up opportunities to create change in women’s lives in the workplace, higher education, and in every aspect of their lives Other opporunities that the program offers are:
• Community service/development
• Mentoring and networking
• Internship/career assistance
• Attendance of conferences
The program inspires and supports students in the classroom, on campus, and in community leadership roles. Students will develop skills applicable to diverse social settings: critical thinking, public presentation, group motivation, and negotiation. The participants build leadership skills by engaging in community service, and working with other young women in supportive and interdisciplinary environments. Moreover, they learn directly from the experiences of successful female mentors drawn from both the academy and the community.
The application can be found here.
(Two LAHers are in the program: Sanjna Zadoo and Caroline Suh)