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The Laura Johnson Program

Created in 2008, The Laura Johnson Program for Women Leaders is a leadership development program for women faculty and staff at the University of Hartford. In its inclusion of faculty and staff together, this popular program succeeds not only in building leadership and confidence, but also in fostering greater community on campus. Continuing the legacy of Hartford College for Women, this program was named for Laura Johnson, a former Dean and President of Hartford College for Women who personified leadership and instilled confidence in the many Hartford College for Women students whose lives she touched.

Participants benefit from an innovative leadership training program, networking, engagement in a campus or personal development project, and exposure to higher level decision making within the University and beyond. Participation is free,  thanks to the generosity of The Women’s Advancement Initiative’s donors - a community of women and men who believe that advancing women’s potential is a personal and collective priority. These donors include faculty, staff, and students who have benefited from one of The Women’s Advancement Initiative’s programs, including many Laura Johnson alumnae.

Since 2008, 74 female faculty and staff from all of the University’s 7 colleges and more than 21 different departments (academic and student affairs) have participated.

2018-2020 Laura Johnson program for Women Leaders:

 2018-2020 Laura Johnson Program Application 

If you are interested in the Laura Johnson Program for Women Leaders program, please email Amy Jaffe Barzach (860-768-5471).