Women Leaders AssociationThe Women Leaders Association provides practical shared knowledge and inspiration to Women rising in executive positions and professional careers. We deliver this knowledge and inspiration through 80 city chapters, 30 state chapters, webinars, and a global member resources online platform.

Key speakers and volunteers represent the top echelons of women leaders globally. They share their time and expertise willingly to help other women advance in their careers. Come learn how they did it with practical ideas on work life balance and proven solutions to keep yourself on track and enjoying your career.

Chapters (Most meet monthly, date is their main 2021 yearly conference).

  • Jan.20: Raleigh/Triangle
  • Jan.22: Greensboro/Triad
  • Jan.26: Charlotte
  • Feb.02: Norfolk
  • Feb.03: Richmond
  • Feb.09: New Orleans
  • Feb.10: Baton Rouge
  • Feb.11: Jackson
  • Feb.17: Stockton
  • Feb.18: Honolulu
  • Feb.19: Boise
  • Mar.02: Albuquerque
  • Mar.03: Harrisburg
  • Mar.04: San Juan
  • Mar.09: El Paso
  • Mar.10: Spokane
  • Mar.29: Oklahoma City
  • Mar.30: Tulsa
  • Mar.31: Wichita
  • Apr.12: San Diego
  • Apr.14: Los Angeles/Orange County
  • Apr.16: Bakersfield
  • Apr.19: Nashville
  • Apr.21: Memphis
  • Apr.22: Little Rock
  • May.04: Philadelphia
  • May.05: Baltimore
  • May.07: Washington
  • May.11: Denver
  • May.18: Buffalo
  • May.19: Rochester
  • May.20: Syracuse
  • May.21: Albany
  • May.24: Providence
  • May.25: Boston
  • May.27: Springfield
  • May.28: Hartford
  • Jun.03: New York
  • Jun.07: Chicago
  • Jun.09: Milwaukee
  • Jun.11: Madison
  • Jun.22: Detroit
  • Jun.25: Grand Rapids

  • Jul.12: Minneapolis
  • Jul.19: Kansas City
  • Jul.22: Omaha
  • Jul.23: Des Moines
  • Aug.02: Cleveland
  • Aug.04: Akron
  • Aug.06: Pittsburgh
  • Aug.18: Columbus
  • Aug.20: Cincinnati
  • Aug.30: Indianapolis
  • Sep.01: Louisville
  • Sep.03: St. Louis
  • Sep.13: New York
  • Sep.16: Philadelphia
  • Sep.17:Washington
  • Sep.20:Las Vegas
  • Sep.21:Phoenix
  • Sep.17:Tucson
  • Sep.28:Dallas
  • Sep.30:Austin
  • Oct.04: San Antonio
  • Oct.06: Houston
  • Oct.12: Silicon Valley
  • Oct.14: San Francisco
  • Oct.15: Sacramento
  • Oct.19: Birmingham
  • Oct.20: Atlanta
  • Oct.27: Columbia
  • Oct.28: Charleston
  • Nov.04: Salt Lake City
  • Nov.08: Seattle
  • Nov.09:Portland
  • Nov.15:Boston
  • Nov.19:Chicago
  • Dec.01: Jacksonville
  • Dec.03: Orlando
  • Dec.06: Tampa
  • Dec.10: Miami
  • Dec.14: Greenville
  • Dec.15: Knoxville
  • Dec.16: Chattanooga

  • Recent Speakers (available online to all members) . . .

    Get inspired and supercharge your career! Learn how these women rose to the executive ranks directly with practical ideas and insight. All our speakers are available to every member upon joining and logging in (included).

    Pamela Watts

    Camille John
    Senior Vice President
    Bank of America

    Alissa Burwick
    Vice President
    Charles Schwab

    Andrea Coulter
    Regional Director
    Dollar General

    Catherine Monson
    Fast Signs

    Natalie Gebicke
    Vice President
    Goldman Sachs

    Melissa Morris
    Vice President
    JP Morgan Chase

    Karen Juhl

    Jenny Danzi
    Director of Marketing

    Amy Williams
    Southwest Airlines

    Vanessa Diaz
    Senior Director

    Daniela Tsoncheva
    Sr Manager
    Home Depot

    Gena Barbato
    Sr. Vice President

    Brittany Esparza
    Philanthropy Officer
    American Red Cross

    Gina Chapa
    Vice President
    American Airlines

    Ashley Shepherd

    Monica Schmude
    Market President

    Diana Caballero
    Program Director
    Dow Jones

    Deepa Kashyap

    Fleur Knowsley
    Director and Acting G.C.
    Google Fiber

    Liz Reich
    Vice President

    Michelle Bennett
    First Vice President
    Morgan Stanley

    Niharika Shah
    Chief Brand Officer

    Frances Allen
    CEO and President
    Boston Market

    Lynn Charytan
    Executive Vice President

    Mary Kay Vona
    Ernst & Young

    Jeanie Zheng
    Vice President

    Marie Myers
    Global Corporate Controller

    Mary Jo Huntley
    Vice President

    Allison McIntyre
    Chief, Space Vehicles

    Jodi Klessel
    Siemens Healthcare

    Nora Zimmett
    Sr. Vice President
    Weather Channel

    Kristin Wagner
    Sr.Learning Partner

    Kara Ansotegui
    Senior Director
    March of Dimes

    Kelsey Dougherty
    Associate Director

    Upcoming Webinar Series (included in every membership)

    (Live: 2 pm ET for 1-Hour or watch anytime after by logging in):
    2021:   1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/19, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13.

     "Five Common Characteristics of Highly Successful Women"
        by Cathi Stanton, SVP, U.S. Bank.

     "Thriving in a Male-Dominated Environment"
        by Amy Williams, Captain, Southwest Airlines

     "Leading and Thriving in Times of Change"
        by Amy Cappellanti-Wolf, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Symantec

     "Leading with Heart: A Message of Kindness"
        by Mary Kay Vona, Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt University

     "Become the Leader You Envision"
        by Kym Burke, Sr. Director, Cox

     "Handling Difficult Conversations with Confidence"
        by Karen Juhl, Director, Microsoft

     "Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations"
        by Katrina Jacobs, V.P., T. Rowe Price

     "Key Characteristics of Highly Successful Women"
        by Karen Karwoski, SVP, Simmons Bank

     "Creating and Nurturing a Culture of Diversity"
        by Kathija Mohammed, Director, AAHOA

     "The Winning Attribute of Top Women Professionals - Assertive Communication Skills"
        by Nicole Portell, Dev.Mgr, Cigna

    "It was excellent and thought provoking."  Carla McDonald, Regional Director of Revenue Mgt, Hospitality Ventures Management Group

    "I truly enjoyed the key note speakers who got the audience engaged, made us laugh, who were light-hearted, entertaining, but said great things."  - Charity Alber, Operations Executive, S-Phase

    "I really enjoyed the conference. I felt that this conference really held my attention. I was interested in listening to all of the speakers."  - Amanda Gunnells, Project Manager, Schneider Electric

    "The speakers were good and the topics were interesting...All in all, I did enjoy the day and learned a lot."  - Susan Roman, Executive Director, S-Phase

    "I think the diverse range of speakers was a big positive."  - Dori Mendel, Director of Communications, Call2Recycle

    "The panels at the end were valuable and had good content...Owing your worth – also very valuable."  - Karen Baker, Sr.V.P., nThrive

    "I really enjoyed the speakers from diverse industries."  - Giulia Bundesmann, General Manager, Primal Screen

    "Thank you I really enjoyed yesterday’s program. I felt it covered a broad spectrum of women and the speakers were very insightful."  - Sandi Horgan, Sales Manager, Legendary Events

    "Enjoyed the level of speakers as well as varied experiences and backgrounds...Overall content shared was unique and engaging."  - Lauren Unell, Industry Relations Manager, Cox Automotive

    "Liked having relatable speakers that share their personal story highlighting their struggle and leading up to their current state of success."  - Kathija Mohammed, Director, AAHOA

    "The Mix of presenters was very valuable/interesting. Enjoyed the Panel discussion and open audience Q&A."  - Tia Bryant, Executive Director, S Phase

    "Speakers were great and covered great topics. Loved the diversity."  - Bonita Richardson, Accounting Manager, Assurant

    "I enjoyed the conference. I thought the topics and speakers were great."  - Katelyn Stewart, Marketing Manager, Warren Averett

    "From a Speaker perspective I think they were pretty good."  - Jen Forbes, Director of Leadership Development and Culture, GPS Hospitality

    "The conference was very enjoyable. Really felt moved and am making some positive changes in my life as we speak."  - Jennifer Efferson, Chief Administrative Officer, The Powers Company

    "I think the concept of the Association is AMAZING and please continue to do it."  - Victoria Myers, Director of Compliance, Conisus

    "I liked the diversity of speakers. The topics were relevant and enjoyed the questions and answer after each speech."  - Jeannine Blanco, Manager, East Lake Foundation

    "I thought that the topics were relevant from both a professional development and also a personal standpoint."  - Jill Houchin, Excise Tax Director, RaceTrac Petroleum

    "Enjoyed the diversity of topics and backgrounds, and a nice mix of roundtable discussions and more hands-on workshop topics."  - Jill Mourigal, Investment Operations Manager, FiduciaryVest

    "Nice location! "  - Vicki Hall, Sr. Manager, Assurant

    "All of the speakers were leaders in their careers and extremely inspiration."  - Denise Pagliarulo, VP Finance, AXIS Capital

    "I liked the variety of speakers that attended and the how each of them brought something new and exciting to the table to learn from."  - Lauren Ewers, HR Coordinator, Veristor Systems

    "I enjoyed the booking of high caliber women as guest speakers."  - Lynn Mcgee, Marketing Manager, FiduciaryVest

    "I enjoyed the entire day. The speakers were the best!"  - Susan Waits, V.P. Business Development, HSI Financial Services

    "I thought all of the guest speakers did great!"  - Sandra Wingard, Asst. Director of Program, Girl Scouts

    "I really enjoyed the speakers. I thought everyone was very accomplished & inspiring."  - Rachel Kohl, Digital Asset Manager, Turner Broadcasting

    "I liked that there were multiple speakers for shorter time frames which kept the audience engaged and not at risk of losing interest."  - Paula Wood, Talent Delivery Team Lead, McKesson

    "The speakers selected for the event were captivating and engaging which kept the audience focused."  - Alicia Clem, Marketing Manager, Pattillo Construction

    "I liked the variety of presentation topics and how personable each one was."  - Alicia Clem, Marketing Manager, Pattillo Construction

    "I really enjoyed the variety of presentations and panel members. Made for a well-rounded takeaway of information."  - Marissa Swanson, Architect, Rosser International

    "Great speakers!"  - Donna Kain, Director Private Wealth Management, Synovus