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  • $6,300 RAISED OF $10,000 GOAL


  • Cheryl Armstrong $100
  • Amy Smith $1,000
  • Ellen Bruss $100
  • Julia Walker $100
  • Molly McCoy $5,000

Women’s Leadership Institute Gender Pay Equity Scholarship

A group of participantsThe Women’s Leadership Institute at Michigan State University is a collaborative effort between MSU, alumni, professional women, and current students.

WLI has been designed to support and empower women students with leadership aspirations. We ignite women leaders with a vision of advancing leadership equity for women globally through thought leadership, creating a sustainable community, and providing high quality programming for our students, faculty and MSU community.

*Images taken before social distancing guidelines. 

Join Spartan Alumna and hrQ founder Molly McCoy as she supports WLI!

The WLI Gender Pay Equity Scholarship Competition will provide the following learning objectives:

  • Opportunities for virtual experiential learning through mock interviews
  • Increased professional development with professional presentation and interview skills
  • Networking/engaging with powerful women leaders.

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Support for the WLI Gender Equity Scholarship will allow for multiple students to receive awards based on their submissions, as well as increase the amount per award. Your support can make a difference to these scholarship recipients!

All matched gifts that are not designated toward the Women's Leadership institute Gender Pay Equity Scholarship will support future Women’s Leadership Institute scholarships focused on equity and social justice.

We must actively and persistently confront the economic inequities that exist for women and minorities - Molly McCoy

Our Alumna Champion: Molly McCoy

Molly McCoy HeadshotMolly McCoy is the Founder of hrQ (now a Landrum HR Company), an HR firm that provides exceptional HR talent and human capital consulting to organizations nationally. Molly is a proud Spartan and graduate of the MSU Broad College of Business. She has been active in Spartan events in the Denver area through the Women’s Leadership Institute, and Women entrepreneurs.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21OOPCF1WOMENLI” in the note section.


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