Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council
The Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council (GBWLC) is a Rider community of accomplished women who champion advancing leadership, mentoring and philanthropy.
Since Rider opened its doors in 1865, women were welcomed into the classroom. In 1866, Rider created the Ladies Department because women could “comprehend the full bearing of a business transaction…quite as readily as men” and graduated the institution’s first female student, Marian Ashton, in 1867. Today, women comprise over 50% of our students and alumni.
The Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council recognizes, honors and advances this legacy by:
- developing women student leaders through mentoring, professional workshops and social events and scholarship opportunities
- re-engaging alumnae with the Rider community by providing networking opportunities with like-minded women leaders
- engaging in philanthropic initiatives that ensure the future education of women at Rider;
Scholarships available for students! Apply now for the Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council (GBWLC) Mentoring Program. Eligible students will receive a four year renewable $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester).