Group of WLP students at an outdoor challenge course



GW’s Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) celebrates our 20-year anniversary, and to highlight those years, we created a 20x20 Alumnae Series. This multimedia project profiles alumnae working across many fields, including foreign policy, science research, think tank and NGO, creative work, community organizing, and social activism. We asked all the participants to reflect on their current work and on their experience in WLP. All the graduates spoke of leadership and service in some capacity, actively engaging in community, and learning about themselves within the broader scope of this work. We are thrilled to highlight some of our exceptional leaders, activists, and change agents returning to WLP this year.
















Cayla Machleit




Kanika Metre










Catherine Munro


Alexandra Murray