Courage. Authenticity. Vision.

The BOLD Women's Leadership Network is an intergenerational initiative across five institutions of higher education. The BOLD Network is focused on developing courageous leadership among college women who possess the skills necessary to move discourse forward on some of our nation's most challenging social issues.



A BOLD Legacy

Funded and supported by The Pussycat Foundation, the BOLD Network was established in the spirit and legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine. A trailblazer, instigator and staunch feminist, Helen was unapologetically herself and believed that every girl, every woman should have the space to do the same while pursuing an education, building a career and achieving her life's ambitions. 

This incredibly diverse group of dynamic young women have the opportunity to show up as who they truly are as they cultivate the skills to create the change that only they as women in collaboration can make.
— Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D., BOLD Founder
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