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About the Program

The Phoebe Reese Lewis Leadership Program is a highly acclaimed, innovative program designed to provide undergraduate women with hands-on learning experiences and training in practical leadership skills.

The January Leadership Initiative enhances the intellectual abilities and technical skills that Smith students will need for successful leadership in college and long afterward. During two January terms, program participants attend all-day workshops led by faculty members and professionals, develop an understanding of group dynamics, improve their oral presentation skills, learn negotiation tactics, practice techniques to manage conflict and sharpen their ability to manage resources while addressing real community problems.

Programs We Support

In addition to the signature January Leadership Initiative, the Phoebe Lewis Leadership fund supports students participating in programs like the PLEN conferences in Washington D.C.; outdoor leadership training and initiatives; and the Leadership by Design program.