Riverside, Ca –

UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development


Elaine Wong, Associate Professor of Management and Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Business Program, co-facilitated this year’s University of California Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UCWI), an award-winning program recently recognized as the “Best Advance in Women’s Leadership Development” by the Brandon Hall Group.


Supported by the Office of the President, the UCWI is a system-wide experiential professional development program offered to mid-career women, including faculty, academic personnel and staff, who demonstrate the potential to advance their careers at UC.

I’m proud to be part of a system that applauds diversity and appreciates the unique challenges faced by its future leaders. Participants in this program are remarkable, and will clearly make a substantial positive impact on the University of California in the future.”

Wong, an expert in organizational behavior and leadership development, is currently engaged with the UC system to research the impact of this training program in the workplace.

UC Women's Initiative Group