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Mission Statement

The Mission of Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) is to promote a values based leadership program that unleashes the power of women to initiate change in their communities.

The Vision of WGLI is to
collaborate with local partners to:

  • Support and encourage individual and community leadership development for women throughout the world.
  • Provide education and support for women to actively participate at all decision-making levels of society.
  • Create and implement a self-sustaining community through mentorship and membership models for the development of
    women’s leadership.


What is WGLI?

WGLI is a non-profit organization, founded by Diana Ruiz in Sonoma Co. in 2008 and dedicated to unlocking the leadership potential of women who want to make a difference. Our goal is to create a community of women with the confidence and determination to serve as leaders in personal,professional, community, regional and national spheres of influence. By addressing women’s needs for community,support, and education, we believe that they will become credible, active decision-makers who will facilitate positive changes in their families,
communities, and the world.


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Would you recommend Women's Global Leadership Initiative?

by Ms L. (2017-06-16 03:22:35.0)
I reached out to WGLI regarding volunteer opportunities. I was contacted by the Executive Director and a member of the recruitment team. After a rather lengthy conversation with the recruitment volunteer, I was told to expect a follow up call from another member within 3-4 days. Two weeks pass and I get a call from the Executive Director. She asked what time I could be available for a conversation. I confirmed a day and time and never heard from her or anyone else affiliated with the organization. There was no email or message on their part to apologize or reschedule. I decided to make a follow up call and left a voice mail which was never returned. I find that type of "handling" of prospective volunteers (and possible future donors) to be rude and highly unprofessional. I expected more from women who claim to be "doers/shakers" and supposedly dedicated to advancing the profile of women. Unfortunately, WGLI didn't live up to its "hype", IMO.