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Creating Connections. Elevating Voices.
Achieving Excellence.

The Wesleyan College Creating Equal Opportunities (CEO) Leadership Institute offers a transformational experience to a cohort of first year students looking to develop their skills as leaders. In addition, this elite group gets a competitive advantage by enhancing their education through Wesleyan’s exclusive mentorship model.


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Your Own Personal Board of Advisors

Each member of the CEO Leadership Institute receives 4:1 mentorship through peer, career, academic, and alumnae connections. This engaged and talented group provides the student with advice, acts as coaches and mentors, and helps them make connections and broaden their network.

Institute graduates will also benefit from exposure to top CEOs and other industry and community leaders, experiential learning, workshops and professional and leadership certificates.

Admission to the CEO Leadership Institute gets you

  • Access to Wesleyan’s exclusive 4:1 mentorship model
  • A distinction upon graduation
  • Opportunities to attend select leadership trips and retreats
  • A second internship opportunity on top of Wesleyan’s internship guarantee
  • A competitive advantage for your resume as you begin your career



Incoming freshmen are invited to apply for the
2024-2025 CEO Institute cohort. Applications are now open.

The CEO Leadership Institute is ideal for young women looking to use their leadership skills to see the advancement of equality for women. Students demonstrating high academic acuity, leadership in extracurricular activities, and a drive to succeed should consider applying. Please contact student affairs with any questions you may have.

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