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Long Island Women's Institute

Established in 1991, the Long Island Women’s Institute (LIWI) at LIU Post inspires, educates and encourages women to become successful leaders. Through research, networking, workshops, lectures and seminars, the Institute promotes discussion and debate on women’s issues. We provide a forum in which academics, researchers, practitioners, students and the general public can network and interact. Our programs offer insight into leadership development by examining the rights of women in and around the workplace. LIWI’s mission is to encourage the opening of the doors of opportunity to all women.

The Institute sponsors lectures and forums throughout the academic year on a wide range of topics affecting women, including pay equity, health and wellness, training and development, and financial investment strategies. Our events attract women of all ages, including college students who are graduating, those who are looking to reenter the workplace, senior-level executive and professional women, and senior citizens.

The Long Island Women’s Institute augments the academic programs of the LIU Post College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a well-established, widely acclaimed center for liberal arts education.

Institute Goals:

  • Sponsor conferences, workshops and seminars on topics relevant to today’s women
  • Bring together all persons interested in discussing issues relevant to women who are in the workforce and/or looking to join the workforce
  • Serve as a resource network for, and encourage interaction among, academics, practitioners and those in policy-making positions
  • Empower women to support their own initiatives
  • Serve as a forum for students to network and discuss issues facing women today
  • Act as a resource for the exchange of information for women looking for employment
  • Provide a forum for all gender issues
  • Lend support for all gender issues
  • Provide scholarships for students
  • Promote corporate sponsorships

The Long Island Women’s Institute and the entire LIU Post community are saddened by the loss of the Institute's founding director, Roz Muraskin. Her presence and energy will be greatly missed.