Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative
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Who We Are
We help develop leaders
The veterinary profession has undergone a great demographic shift over the past 25 years, but the change in leadership hasn’t kept pace. Women, now more than half of the profession and rising, need to be better represented in leadership roles if we’re to deliver on the promise of veterinary medicine to society. WVLDI is dedicated to helping develop those leaders—in organized veterinary medicine and from practice owners to academia to corporate boards—and to achieve a stronger, more effective and personally rewarding profession.
Through social and other media, we’ve driven this discussion within the profession. Our presentations at major meetings have helped veterinarians better understand the problem; our workshops have given participants the tools to apply towards solutions. On campus, we’ve helped students develop their skills and to appreciate the importance of leadership in their careers.
It’s not a job we can tackle alone. We need the support and cooperation of veterinarians across the spectrum—and not just women (although we need you)—who understand that the future of veterinary medicine is tied to the success of the people in the profession. Help us to help you, and help lead our profession into the future.
Student Chapters Formed So Far
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Interested in getting involved with WVLDI?
There may be many areas available: board service, social media contribution, student outreach, speakers bureau, fundraisers, sponsorships, and mentorships.
So if you have an interest in getting involved with WVLDI, please contact us using our form, and let us know what you are interested in and what immediate skills you can bring to the table!
Donate to Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative
Thank you for your support! The Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative is an official 501c3 organization. Voluntary contributions enable us to allocate our resources most efficiently, where they will do the greatest possible good in helping to promote women into leadership roles in veterinary medicine.