The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute is rooted in the philosophy that each of us can be designers in our own lives and is based on the the EILEEN FISHER Inc. practices of creativity, confidence, connection and community. These practices create an environment that supports our passions and inspires our best work.

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Explore fashion & sustainability this spring break

EFLI invites participants to New York City this Spring Break with EFLI NYC. Learn from the practices of EILEEN FISHER, Inc., connect with young adults from around the nation, visit exciting NYC locations, and explore what it means to create sustainable fashion in the city that never sleeps.



Young women in grades 9 - 11

Join EFLI for ACTIVATING LEADERSHIP and discover your authentic voice. Engage in hands-on skill-building workshops, meet innovative pioneers across diverse fields and harness powerful tools to bring your personal leadership style into your school, community and the world.


Discovering LEADERSHIP

High school students in grades 9 - 11 (all genders)

Over the past nine summers, EFLI has expanded to meet the needs of our communities. While young women need safe spaces to explore and engage in their own process of self-discovery, we believe that authentic leadership is not gendered and is necessary for all young people. Discovering Leadership opens the signature EFLI experience to all genders through personal growth curriculum, workshop offerings and visits with local leaders making an impact.

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leading with impact

Advanced leadership experience /EFLI alumni (all genders)

Take the next step in your EFLI journey with Leading with Impact (LWI). LWI builds upon the practices introduced in EFLI’s foundational programs, and guides you through a deeper exploration of the EFLI core values of creativity, confidence, connection and community. While the foundation programs take you on a process of self-discovery, LWI explores how to make a deeper impact in your community through storytelling and design thinking principles to find solutions to the issues that matter most to you. Return to or join the EFLI community to be supported in your next stages of growth.

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Young women in grade 8

As you transition into high school, join AWAKENING LEADERSHIP and learn how to bring your authentic leadership style into the world. Tap into your passions, meet inspiring youth leaders and build a community that will support you in your journey into high school.



Recent high school graduates

Practice your leadership skills through this amazing summer fellowship. As a 2018 LIFE FELLOW, you have the opportunity to facilitate group workshops, act as a peer leader for program participants and assist in program development.

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ABC Theatre

Through this form of community based theatre, you will find your voice, share your story and be an active participant in the change you want to see in your community. With no acting experience necessary, this program gives young people the tools to spark conversation an open an even wider dialogue. 

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For past EFLI participants

Join EFL’s Youth Ambassador Board (YAB) and share your EFLI experience with the community! Being a part of YAB is not only a great way to stay connected with EFLI, it’s also a way to build on your experience from this past summer. As a Youth Ambassador, you will develop and execute EFLI community events and fundraisers, plan summer programming and generally advise the EFLI staff. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then apply for the EFLI Youth Ambassador Board!



For those looking for their next steps

The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute in partnership with the Westchester Women's Agenda offers GAP, an exciting opportunity for young people to take a gap year from formal education and apprentice with organizations or businesses aligned with their current passions.

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Bring EFLI to your organization, business or classroom

The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute is now able to bring our practices and curriculum to your organization, business, auditorium, classroom, soccer field, space ship - wherever! Our trained facilitators will work with you to tailor a program to meet the individual and collective needs of your group.

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