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
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:
- 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.
- Sponsoring one of our monthly luncheons.
- Hosting a site visit with Women Taking the Lead at your corporate headquarters to meet with senior women on your executive team.
- 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