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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Civil Rights, Education, Human Services, Job Training, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to helping women develop professional skills, fortify networks and identify resources in order to support them in becoming empowered ethical leaders.

Target demographics: Women 21-35, College Women, Women of Jewish Non Profits & Education Organizations, and Women Writers

Programs: Adult education programs, general/other: we teach financial literacy, negotiation, civic responsibility, ethical leadership, public speaking, conflict resolution, etc. We also run a mentoring program and advanced topical discussion groups. The organization is in the process of granting funds to other organizations that provide these program services.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Attending the Woodhull Institute for Young Women was life changing. I was in an environment with like-minded, inspirational women who helped me realize my potential has no limits. I gained valuable friendships and met remarkable leaders. I recommend Woodhull to any women looking to gain confidence, a support network and leadership skills.

Client Served

Rating: 4

This was by far the most significant and impactful venture in which I’ve participated. I learned so much that was relevant to my everyday life. I feel a lot more motivated to advocate for myself, my voice, my professional aspirations. I feel unapologetic for what I have endured and what I want to achieve. Thank you Woodhull for forcing me to get out of the rut I was in and make a change that was so desperately needed!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I receive a lot of positive "food for the soul" by reading their inspirational newsletter every week. I attended a workshop they sponsored in NYC and the room was packed.Before the workshop started I listened to fellow participants talk about previsous Woodhull retreats and I got to meet the ED and other staff and it just is such a great organization - a warm community that I hope to become a part of.

Andrea Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Woodhull Institute offers affordable training, primarily to young women, that focuses on the tenets of ethical leadership, from the art of negotiation to financial responsibility to accountability as a leader. Retreat weekends provide women with an opportunity to take a deeper look at their lives and careers through a series of facilitated exercises in a supportive environment.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Master Class Retreat for Women Writers and I enjoyed every minute of the experience. It was such a safe, nurturing environment. I especially enjoyed the camaraderie with the other women as we sat around the fire after hours and talked or sat at the table eating and discussing life. I was surprised by the eclectic mix of writers, so different from the MFA experience, but I felt that having such a diverse group with so many diverse goals broadened my experience and allowed for more creative learning between the participants. I also truly enjoyed meeting all of the mentors, and having the opportunity for individual sessions to discuss individual goals and individual challenges. I think everyone needs to go on a Woodhull Retreat! Seriously! To enjoy such a positive, affirmative experience in which we are all so well cared for and so deliciously fed is such a treat. Writing is solitary labor and understanding how to get your work out there can seem so daunting at times. This is why I think Woodhull is all the more important. It is really difficult being a woman writer and finding mentors and a supportive environment in which to share your work. So I was especially happy to learn that maintaining a relatioship with Woodhull is encouraged and I intend to take advantage of that in every way possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Woodhull's Young Women's Retreat was a wonderful experience! I was able to overcome many personal challenges during the leadership training, and since the atmosphere was so supportive, I came out of this experience feeling much more confident in myself. The other women on the retreat were incredibly inspiring, as were the faculty that lead the retreat. Overall, this was an invaluable experience - I would highly recommend it to anyone interested.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Woodhull Institute is a place where women can share their dreams, hopes, and concerns for the future, while learning the skills needed to overcome doubt and empower themselves and others. The Young Women's Ethical Leadership Training provided a safe space for me to identify personal and societal obstacles to achieving my goals. Through informative and engaging workshops, I was able to hone in on not only what holds me back, but what will help move me forward in my life. The best part of all was being surrounded by strong, intelligent and truly inspiring women who were all dealing with or have dealt with some of the issues I face, creating an atmosphere of positivity and excitement I was missing in my personal network. I am so grateful for my experience at Woodhull and have recommended it to all of my female friends and family.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Woodhull offers the chance of a life time pairing leadership training with ethics: a combination not often explored. The trainings are unique and the support continues after the weekend ends. I recommend this organization to women frequently because of how it changed my life. I feel more in control of my life, particularly my business transactions.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Woodhull is a truly inspiring and empowering organization. Learning about its goals and tenets helped me build my own personal confidence as well as attain aspirations to reach my full potential. I am confident that Woodhull can help guide hundreds of women though this same process.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Woodhull Institute is safe, nurturing and encouraging environment. You truly do feel supported and that helps open up the door to your potential and motivates you to pursue. It would be much harder to embark on pushing the envelope of your comfort zone without this feeling of well-being. Furthermore the awareness that your dealings with Woodhull do not end with the end of your retreat, strengthens this sense of security. The work Woodhull is doing in their outreach and empowerment of women is fantastic, particularly because of how personal and truly intimate Woodhull feels, although they are a decently sized organization. They truly do open your eyes to your inner potential, help you channel it into your life, and make you aware that you can control the outcomes in your life. It helps to know that you are supported one hundred percent through this process. Everything about Woodhull makes it a wonderful enterprise particularly for college women who truly do need the kind of support that the organization has to offer. Life is what you make it especially when you are strengthened by the network of successful women who stand behind you.