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Women Taking the Lead

Women Taking the Lead is a program convening and connecting high-level women leaders in government and business.

Women Taking the Lead

Women Taking the Lead is a program convening and connecting high level women leaders in government and business. The goals of the program are to provide a platform to showcase top talent, help women leaders create and strengthen a network of allies to champion their work and provide opportunities for professional growth and development.

"We are creating moments for women leading in business and government to celebrate our accomplishments and expand and strengthen our networks to help us grow further and faster."

— Ashley Wilson, Vice President, Congressional Affairs, Managing Director, Public Affairs and Executive Director, Women Taking the Lead Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

About the Program

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The U.S. Chamber's women Taking the Lead program is about stepping up to accelerate change and celebrate those organizations working to fuel the drive towards gender parity in C-suites, boardrooms and corner offices across America.

Program Benefits

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Tamika Tremaglio, Women Taking the Lead community member and Greater Washington Managing Principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, discusses how connecting with other high-level women provides professional value and access to new opportunities.

From Women Taking the Lead members

"This program builds out a network of true lasting friendships and allies to support you as you rise. The goal is to move beyond what separates us and look at what connects us. We are women who are leading.”
—Stacey Dion, Managing Director and Global Head of Government Affairs, The Carlyle Group

"Women Taking the Lead events are unique opportunities to be inspired and empowered and to build important relationships that will help you in your career. These events are an hour of power and time well-spent.”
—Holly Lass, Vice President, Government Affairs, American Express

"Women Taking the Lead emerged from our organizations intentionally. We want to foster diverse and inclusive decision making and we want to share our lessons learned.”
—Libby Coffin, Vice President of Tax Policy, United Technologies Corporation

5-Minute Conversations: Leading Through Crisis

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Ashley Wilson, Vice President, Congressional Affairs; Managing Director, Public Affairs; and Executive Director, Women Taking the Lead Program speaks with Suzanne Clark, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, AGCO Corporation and TransUnion

Who is this community for?

High-performing VP-level or equivalent women leaders at:

  • U.S. Chamber Members
  • State and Local Chambers
  • Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
  • Capitol Hill, Executive and Legislative Branch
  • Federal Agencies
  • State and Local Governments

If you work at a law firm, consulting firm, or are in the media - this is not the right group for you to join, but please contact us for other opportunities to engage.

Get Involved

We invite you to be part of Women Taking the Lead by:

  1. Joining us at our events. If you are a Vice President or equivalent in a business or government role, email Julia Satin to be added to our invite list.
  2. Sponsoring one of our monthly luncheons.
  3. Hosting a site visit at your corporate headquarters to meet with senior women on your executive team.
  4. Leading by belonging to the steering committee.

To discuss Women Taking The Lead opportunities, please contact:
Ashley Wilson, Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs & Head of Women Taking the Lead

Connect on social media using #WomenTakingTheLead

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