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Spelman College 2018 WEL Graduates

Women of Excellence Leadership [WEL] Graduates

Spelman College presents the Women of Excellence Leadership (WEL) Series graduates who have successfully completed the certificate program designed to train students for leadership roles in the global community. This powerful series — developed in keeping with the College’s objective to cultivate change agents for a civil and just society — features leadership experts, entrepreneurs, noted faculty, community leaders, and prominent corporate partners as leadership development agents for WEL participants. (Select an image below to learn more about each WEL Scholar).

2020 Graduates

Talese Simley, C’2020

Talese Simley, a sociology and anthropology major, will become the Secretary of Defense. She will use her experience as a naval officer and her platform to increase the visibility of Black and brown women in the military.

Talese Simley