The Connects

WEP donors join the Connects, because they wish to join a community of supporters interested in learning more about the issues facing girls and women globally. There are three Connect programs:

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The Connect is for any donor who would like to further engage in the issues of girls and women globally. Throughout the year, WEP invites The Connect members to special discussions with WEP students, the annual Forum & Red Bangle Award, and special events such as family focused Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrations. Members donate at all giving levels.  To join, select the Community Connect option on our donation page. 


A specially curated program of events for a community of professional women interested in a deeper engagement with issues facing girls and women globally. Members attend in-person and online events and ideation sessions with inspirational leaders and WEP students & alumnae. Members contribute at levels of $500 and above.  To join, select the Women Leaders Connect option on our donation page. 


Introduce your company to WEP and our students who share their stories and experiences with employees. Corporations contribute funding and where possible program, internships and other opportunities. WEP encourages participants to ask their organization to match their donation contribution to WEP.

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Women Leaders Connect Founding Members

Katherine Clark

Deb deVries

Nalini Dhar 

Kathy Hurley 

Ann McCallum

Deepika Mandrekar

Anjlee Prakash

Bhavani Parameswar

Lisa Schmucki

Vaishnavi Ramakrishnan

Marsha Wallace

Would you like to host your own event to support WEP? 

Organize a run/walk, golf outing, or birthday party to support WEP students. For each event, WEP students will hold a live-online session or send a special video greeting to the host and their guests. Have other ideas? Please contact us at

To learn more about the Connects, e-mail us at with the subject line WEP CONNECT!