Leadership is an integral part of the Meredith experience. Some students discover new leadership skills through workshops, local and national conferences and discussion series. Others take part in Meredith's Student Government Association, as Amy Damone has done—and with more than 500 leadership positions for women on campus, students like Amy have abundant opportunities to grow as leaders. In the past year, Meredith's commitment to fostering strong women leaders was further supported by the first Women's Leadership Summit in fall 2009, which drew women leaders of all ages from across the state and beyond.
"For me, some of the most important qualities in a leader are being able to listen, taking responsibility for your actions and acting with integrity. Serving as SGA President has given me a chance to develop my communication skills. I've learned how to be strong in my own opinions, but still be receptive to others.
Meredith helps students develop as women who are strong and capable and not afraid to speak their minds. Through programs like Leadership Circle, you learn how to think outside of your own particular world view, but still remain strong in who you are. That's essential for any leader—you have to know yourself and what you value."
-Amy Damone, '10, President, Student Government Association