Our Mission is to empower and equip ambitious women to create their most successful career with work-life harmony.


The Women Leaders Association is the world's largest women executives association with over 30,000 women in executive and leadership positions who are committed to the development and advancement of women in the corporate arena. We are solution-driven leaders and change makers who wish to excel in our professional and personal lives.

We help high-achieving, successful women by giving them the tools, strategies, and network needed to master their work without sacrificing what matters most. We believe that by empowering and equipping women to thrive in the modern workforce, companies and organizations will achieve new levels of success and excel in ways previously unimagined.


About the Planning Organization?

A portion of our revenue is donated to Girls Inc. If you cannot join or attend please consider donating directly at:  www.GirlsInc.org

Each of our 70 metro-based chapters and 30 state-based chapters features successful top local women executives who volunteer to share their ideas, strategies, and what worked for them with other rising and aspiring women at our monthly meetings or annual conferences. The overall planning of the Women Leaders Association's yearly events and chapter meetings is managed by the Executive Summits which is dedicated to supporting a number of associations globally. The co-planners of the conference series are:

Shelley Taft  
Shelley joined 15 years ago and serves as a Senior Program Director responsible for planning and speaker selection for a number of our events. Before joining our team she had a similar role with Vistage (a worldwide association of CEOs) for 12 years.

Julianne Kirkland  
Julianne Kirkland is a mastery trainer, speaker, life-coach and international best-selling author. Her training expertise as an Overcomer Strategist to help turn life's stumbling blocks into stepping stones. Julianne heads the WLA Mastermind/Networking Groups.

Brittany Williams  
Brittany Williams is an accomplished event planner responsible for planning and managing our National Tech and HR events. She is a native of Columbia, S.C. and an alumni of Clemson University with an MBA and BS in Graphic Communications.

Barbara Willis  
Barbara is responsible for keeping our planning team on task and efficient. Barbara is highly personable, communicating directly with our speakers and members to ensure their expectations and outcomes are exceeded before and after event day.

  Maria O'Mailey  
Maria is helping along our product line with event planning and speaker booking. Maria is highly diversified and has studies all across the globe, including her masters degree in Communications and Globalization from Aalborg University.

Ginger Whatley  
Ginger is an accomplished events manager with a proven record of planning dynamic events with diverse audiences. She has particular expertise in strategy and events participation. She holds a BOA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.

Julie Carpenter  
Julie leads our research and publications function responsible for member services. These include meeting summaries, monthly book summaries, best practices and news. She has a Master of Professional Writing from the Uni. of Memphis.

Shelly Fisher-Foster    
Shelly joined our team late last year for Shelly Fitz-gerald who left to pursue other opportunities. She serves as an events planning director responsible for key events, chapter speaker and event planning, and responsibility for our annual conferences.

May I Cancel?

Yes, you may cancel for a full refund for 30 days for any reason (risk-free to join). See the self-serve option in the top right to automatically cancel, or if any issues cancelling please start a chat during business hours and we are glad to assist.


How Soon Can I Login to the Online Resources?

You may login to view the Women Leaders Community online resources (included in your registration) immediately after registering (note: use your email as the password the first time and you will then be prompted to create a unique password). The only exception to the immediate access is group tables as we enter those people into the registration system manually (allow 2-3 days from when you submit your group table reservation names/emails).


May We Donate to Your Organization?

Our board would prefer that any donations instead be made directly to Girls Inc which is a wonderful organization we champion and support. Their web site is at:  www.GirlsInc.org


May I Be a Sponsor or Speak?

Potentially yes, if your product or service adds value to the participants. Please see the Sponsorship page for more info. If you have a special story or topic that would inspire the audience please send it to Shelly@WomenLeadersAssociation.org for consideration


How Did You Find Me?

It is always from one of two sources. Either a past registrant suggested your name to be invited to this year's conference, or we researched your name, title and what you do on LinkedIn and thought you would be a good fit with the other attendees.


Are there Continuing Education Credit Hours (i.e. CEUs, CPEs, etc)?

Not automatically as credit approvals are state-by-state but you can manually submit the agenda in most states for credit. Also if you login you can print a completion certificate if needed for each speaker's presentation.


How Much is the Registration Fee to Attend?

Go the the Event page to view the registration fee.


When is the Next Summit After This One?

In most cities it is yearly although in a few cities like New York, LA, Boston, etc the Summits get too big and so for better networking/culture we do them twice yearly to get the crowd down to a more optimal size. Also keep in mind that when you register you will also receive monthly benefits for a full year (live webinar each month with a top woman leader discussing what worked, videos of other women leaders posted each month, articles monthly, book summary monthly, and access to the city's mentoring list, and much more all included). Many women register even if they have a date conflict to be able to access these extended benefits throughout the year.


Registration Terms?

Our full attendee registration terms are located  Here






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

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