Women's Institute for Leadership Development records
The collection documents the activities of the Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD). The collection contains organizational records, program fliers, surveys, and visusla and audio recordings of programming. The collection is unprocessed. The Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) was founded in 1986 to increase the number and diversity of women in the Massachusetts labor movement and increase women's effectiveness as organizers in their unions and community organizations. Through a variety of educational programs, WILD sought to prepare women leaders on all fronts. In addition to leadership development workshops, WILD also offered workshops addressing barriers their participants might face, particularly racism and sexism. WILD's flagship event was the annual Summer Institute, a weekend–long leadership and skills development program. WILD also offered one–day events called “WILD in the Winter.” WILD also developed curricula to bring educational opportunities to community–based organizations and to sustain its educational mission by training new workshop facilitators. WILD remains an active organization and continues to offer Summer Institute and WILD in the Winter programs. Accessioned 2016 Jun 01. Add to M185. 45/3
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