Human Resources

UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

Section 1


UC Women's Initiative (UCWI) is a unique, experiential professional development program committed to enabling the full participation, success, and advancement of women-identified professionals at the University. The program is open to all who support and are committed to this mission. The 2022-2023 program will be offered virtually.

This year, UCI has been allotted 12 participants and 6 alternates. The following dates are planned:

Cohort 1 | September 21 – December 2, 2022
Cohort 2 | January 18 – March 30, 2023
Cohort 3 | April 19 – June 21, 2023

NOTE: The UCWI program is focused on women's professional development, and the target audience is early to mid-career professionals; this is a different program from the UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative and the UCI-CORO Faculty Leadership Collaborative.

Target Audience

  • Mid-career faculty, academic personnel and staff from campuses, health centers
  • Someone who has demonstrated potential for advancement

Nomination Process

UCI 2022-2023 UCWI Nomination Forms must be submitted by Friday, March 25Late nominations will not be considered. Selected participants and alternates will be notified early May.

Completing the Nomination Form

The nomination form requires the following information:

  • Nominator's name, title, contact information, years at UC, and years in career
    • Nominee statement:
      • What other development programs have you attended in the past 1-2 years?
  • Nominator name, title, and contact information
  • Supervisor name, title, and contact information
    • Written endorsement/support from supervisor or chair/division chief. Please address each of the following areas:
      • Why is this the right time for nominee to participate in UC WI?
      • What is the reason the nominee wants to participate in UC WI?
      • How will the nominee and the university benefit from the nominee attending the program?
  • Chartstring for $1,250 participation fee (your department will not be charged until your nominee is admitted to the program)