The Fearless Leadership Institute is designed to advance women of color through academic excellence, professional development and personal growth.
Empowerment: Provide a supportive and collaborative environment through empowering and inspirational programming.
Holistic Development: Holistically develop women to maximize quality of life.
Success: Provide opportunities and experiences to cultivate academic achievement, cultural exposure, professional training and ultimate success.
Progressive Platform: Provide a progressive platform, advocate and establish a voice for women of color.
Trailblazer: Serve as a model for cultural support organizations at educational institutions across the country.
To allow LOVE be our guide.
To not allow FEAR to inhibit us from fulfilling our purpose.
To receive advice and wisdom from personal experiences concerning home life, to dating to friendships and more. Studying is challenging enough–no need for your personal life to be full of drama! FLI provides an outlet for ladies to share and get help for making better life choices.
To learn what it takes to succeed in the business world, from interviewing to workplace etiquette.
There is no room in love for fear.
Our Core Values
Leadership │ Confidence │ Authenticity │ Ambition │ Integrity │ Accountability │Preparedness │ Excellence
FLI has had a positive and empowering impact on my UT Austin Experience. These dedicated individuals have helped me learn to love unconditionally every flaw that lays within me and around me. I thank FLI for aiding to my UT experience by encouraging me to always strive to have a growth mindset. Because of FLI I remember to Wake up, Rise up, Lift up, Step up, Look up, and Speak up no matter what may come my way.
– Grace Akinyemi, Class of 2020
FLI assisted me in so many ways academically, professionally, and personally. After going through a traumatic experience I felt like I didn’t have anyone and I wasn’t taking advantage of my education the way I should have been. I had lost my academic scholarship and nearly got kicked out of UT. These women saw something in me, took me under their wings, and provided me with so much support.
– Tanecia Gardner, Class of 2015