"Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Summer Leadership Intensive will now offer two components: A virtual conference open to women of all ages across the range of artistic disciplines, accompanied by an exclusive conference track for ALI Fellows—undergraduate-age women pursuing a degree in the arts.


Our programming for ALI Fellows will include all previous Intensive components, including individual mentoring with a professional in their area of expertise, round table discussions, and workshops designed to enhance their business artistry. Keynote speaker, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions will be open to all registered participants. Detailed information outlining the curriculum will be available in the coming weeks." 

-Stephanie Rhodes Russell

Women's ALI Founder and Executive Director

"Our mission to train artists in essential business and leadership skills has become all the more relevant, even urgent. We are resolved to continue our work and will still host our Summer Leadership Intensive, though adapting the format to our changed world."

-Stephanie Rhodes Russell

ALI Fellows

Exclusive Conference Track

August 10-12, 2020



The Summer Leadership Intensive is designed specifically for ALI Fellows - undergraduate age women across all fields within the arts, ages 18-25. Our curriculum concentrates on three major components: Leadership Style and Skill, Personal Brand Building and Business Artist Acumen.


ALI Fellows this year will enjoy nearly all of the aspects of our in-person Intensive at our digital 2020 Summer Leadership Intensive including: 

Individual Mentoring with a professional in their field

Round Table Discussions

Interactive Workshops

Keynote Speakers 

Panel Discussions 

Q&A sessions


We have full-enrollment scholarships for every ALI Fellow in our 2020 year. To receive your scholarship, you will need to fill out the Scholarships section of the application. 

Open Registration

Virtual Conference

August 10-12, 2020 

Artists of all ages and backgrounds are invited to attend this years' digital Women's ALI Summer Leadership Intensive. We look forward to a group of diverse and dynamic participants - including you!

This opportunity open to public participants, provides you with access to all Keynote speakers and partial workshops and activities of the 2020 Intensive. Official curriculum will be posted here in the coming weeks. 


Register through PayPal and for a $15 donation you will receive full access to your Intensive materials. 

"This event was life changing and I am forever grateful for this empowering opportunity." 

-2019  ALI Fellow

Our mission is to educate and empower our ALI Fellows to become future leaders—both in the arts and elsewhere—by equipping them with leadership skills and business acumen, and engaging them in the community with a network of professional mentors. 


That means that whether you are running a studio, performing, working in arts administration or outside of the arts, we want you to have the tools to succeed!

©2020 by Women's Artistic Leadership Initiative