Human Resources

UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

Section 1


UC WI 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 this mission and who are interested in the development of women identified professionals.

Due to remote work requirements, the winter/spring 2021 cohorts will be conducted virtually. UCI has 9 spaces to allocate for the 2021 winter/spring cohorts.

NOTE: The UC WI 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.

Nomination Process

  • Applicants must complete the UCI 2021 UCWI Nomination Form
  • Submit completed UCI 2021 UCWI Nomination Forms to
  • UCI 2021 UCWI Nomination Forms must be submitted by the listed due date. Late nominations and nominations submitted via UCOP's UCWI form will not be considered.
  • Selected participants and alternates will be notified late-October

Completing the Nomination Form

The nomination form requires the following information:

  • Nominator's name, title, and contact information
  • Nominee's name, working title, department, Employee ID, type, and contact information
  • Chartstring for $1,050 participation fee
  • Written endorsement/support from supervisor or chair/division chief. Please address each of the following areas:
    • How the UC WI program will support the nominee's professional development and how she will contribute as a cohort member
    • Specific examples of how the nominee is a good candidate for the program, including key accomplishments
    • How the nominee's participation will support broader departmental or organizational goals
    • Whether the nominee participated in another leadership/professional development program (at UCI or UCOP)