Our Mission

Our mission is to advocate for and facilitate a more gender-inclusive environment that advances educational and professional opportunities for marginalized gender identities in the debate community. We continue to fulfill this mission with the expansion of diverse programming and resources. From our anti-harassment training, to our annual summer camp, we are dedicated to providing resources to cultivate an inclusive environment for all. Please check our annual reports to find out more!

Why does WDI Matter?

The Women’s Debate Institute is a community of debaters dedicated to empowering young people to discover and use their unique voices. To that end, we support self-empowerment of the participants in our organization by providing a community that cultivates the skills to be successful debaters…

Confidence = Success