Leila Wetmore ’82, P’18 was born and raised in New York City and came as a freshman to Walker’s in 1978. After graduating with degrees in political science, art history and French from St. Lawrence University, Leila returned to New York City and began her career in not-for-profit fundraising and management. Leila worked and provided consulting services to organizations including Planned Parenthood of New York City, Lenox Hill Hospital, The American Field Service, and the National Academy of Design, among others. In 2001, Leila moved with her husband and two young daughters to Darien, CT and continued her not-for-profit career, most recently as the Executive Director of the Darien Nature Center.
As a student at Walker’s, I found my voice and effectiveness as an advocate for the social issues that I believed in. I also found lifelong friends. I want other young women to have the same opportunity.
Gloria Steinem. She has chutzpa and is fearless to make waves when she feels things need to change, using words and thoughtful actions to do so.
French – I loved my teachers and being able to read in another language.
New Girls being assigned an Old Girl.
Be yourself, be open to new things, and have fun!
Entertaining with family and friends, traveling, tennis, health and nutrition coaching, and gardening.