June 2020

Verletta White named Superintendent of Roanoke City Schools

Bringing 28 years of experience working in education and a collaborative, compassionate, student-first leadership philosophy to Roanoke City Public Schools


April 2020

WELV Webinar

WELV Executive Director, Elaine Fogliani, announces webinar: Rising Strong Process, is scheduled for Thursday, April 30 from 2:00 PM -3:00 PM. The session will be facilitated by Kelly Peaks Horner.


WELV Dare To Lead, Cohort


AUGUST 11, 13, 18, 20, 25


via ZOOM


  • WELV members have the opportunity to participate in the first members-only Dare to Lead™ cohort. Dare to Lead™ is a courage building program based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored
    leadership to daring leadership. Schools and districts need brave, courageous, vulnerable leaders at all levels to create a safe and equitable school experience for all students, staff, and the community in which you serve.

  • The program includes:

    1. 5 online sessions via Zoom at 3.5 hours per session to include breaks
    2. Homework assignments with an accountability partner between sessions
    3. Pdf Dare to Lead™ workbook to be downloaded and printed by participants
    4. Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead™ program are allowed to put the Dare to
    5. Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

  • Limited # of Seats!

  • Click HERE for additional information and registration.

WELV Outreach Program Initiatives

Expanding our Reach Within the
Local Education Community


WELV Affiliates

The goal of the WELV Affiliates Program is to support the WELV mission by providing opportunities for social as well as professional networking through the WELV community.

Ambassadors Program

The WELV Ambassadors Program provides an opportunity for individual women leaders to lead outreach efforts for WELV, and help spread the core mission of the organization.

WELV Awards

WELV"s Board Announces Two New Award Categories…

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