Women Taking the Lead

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

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

Why We Created a Community for Leaders

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.

 

 

What People are Saying about Women Taking the Lead

"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

 

Interview Series

 

 

Leadership blog posts from Women Taking the Lead events

Despite the current climate of outrage, the core of policymaking remains strong
Stacey Dion, Managing Director and Global Head of Government Affairs, The Carlyle Group

Celebrating the power in our network
Holly Lass, Vice President, Government Affairs, American Express

The power of a network
Elizabeth Coffin, Vice President, Global Tax Policy at United Technologies Corporation

HED: How leaders create opportunity when they champion others
Cherie Wilson, Director, Federal Affairs, General Motors

 

Who is this community for?

High-performing women leaders at the VP-level or equivalent who are:

  • Chamber Members
  • State and Local Chambers
  • Entrepreneurs and Small Business Leaders
  • Capitol Hill, Executive and Legislative Branch
  • Federal Agencies
  • Governors, State and local leaders

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.

 

How You Can Get Involved

We invite you to be part of the women’s leadership series 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 with Women Taking the Lead 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

Recent Activity

EventMay 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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WTTL Presents Leading Through Crisis

Join Women Taking the Lead on May 14 to hear from top communications executives who will help us better understand how to communicate with your internal teams, customers, and communities in a crisis.

EventMar 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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POSTPONED: Women Taking the Lead March Reception with HLA & CHSA

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED 

EventFeb 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Women Taking the Lead February Luncheon

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Women Taking the Lead on Friday, February 21st to hear from distinguished female leaders looking to introduce more women to the world of corporate boards. What obstacles do women face in obtaining corporate board roles? How do women best position themselves to serve on corporate boards?

EventJan 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

January Women Taking the Lead Luncheon

Join WTL on January 29th to hear from the top female recruiters who are looking for the next generation of CEOs. 

EventDec 06, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Women Taking the Lead - December Reception with Black Girl Magic (BGM) Network

Join Women Taking the Lead and Black Girl Magic (BGM) Network on December 6th for a reception celebrating two powerful networks of female leaders in Washington, DC. 

EventNov 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Women Taking the Lead - November Luncheon

Join Women Taking the Lead on November 18th to connect with women leading in the Governors’ offices. 

EventOct 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Women Taking the Lead October Luncheon

Join Women Taking the Lead on October 21st to connect with women leading in the White House and the Executive Branch and with women leading in business. 

EventSep 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Women Taking the Lead September Luncheon

Join Women Taking the Lead on September 27th to connect with women leaders on Capitol Hill and in the business community.