WELV Local Affiliates were initiated in the fall of 2013, when a group of women educators from Fredericksburg decided to form a local “affiliate” chapter of WELV called “Women in Leadership,” or WILd. The hope was that this group could meet regularly to extend the mentoring and the discussion of issues that are such a valuable part of the WELV Annual Conference each spring.
WILd’s activities throughout the year were highlighted in March of 2014 at the WELV Annual Conference, and it inspired other groups of women educators to form their own Local Affiliates of WELV during the 2014-2015 school year.
In addition to WILd in Region III, WELV now has Local Affiliates in Region I (“Dining, Discussion, and Debriefing,” or D3) and in Region IV (“Women Administrators Leading Loudon,” or WALL).
The goal of these Local Affiliates is to support the WELV mission by providing numerous opportunities for social as well as professional networking. Women educators meet to discuss books and articles and to share their experiences in order to learn from each other effective ways of dealing with the challenges faced by women leaders today.
For more information on forming a WELV Affiliate Chapter, please contact WELV Executive Director Elaine Fogliani and your regional representative on the WELV Board of Directors (see list to your left).