Who We Are


When the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) decided to use its philanthropic efforts to address education and health issues, it specifically selected VOUCH, Voluntary Organization for the Upliftment of Children, for close attention. Over the past ten years the 50+ member Committee has widened it scope to include Advocacy and Mentorship activities while staying true to it’s focus on early childhood Education.


The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is a committee of the United Way of Jamaica and is governed by the principles of that organization. We were launched ten years ago by former Ambassador of the United States to Jamaica, Sue Cobb who remains an Associate Member.


Our Vision

Building bridges for a better Jamaica


Our Mission

The WLI Mission Statement is “To build bridges of cooperation in developing, implementing and sustaining projects, which contribute to the well-being of all Jamaica.”


We achieve our mission as a Sisterhood of women implementing and sustaining projects in the areas of education, health, advocacy, mentorship and women’s development.



Our members are dynamic women at varying levels of leadership in a cross section of professions and sectors of Jamaica, and who have a strong social responsibility and the desire to serve her community.