Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Our Mission

The Gannon Center educates and fosters women leaders to contribute to the development of a more just social order. We welcome all who are interested in and committed to the Center’s mission, regardless of their gender identity.


The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership is a University Center of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago that:

  • Prepares people to support women’s leadership in every sector of society
  • Promotes innovative, interdisciplinary research that will shape leadership for the 21st century
  • Builds a network that supports women in the practice of leadership
  • Advances dialogue on compelling issues affecting women’s lives


Preparing all to lead extraordinary lives.