On behalf of the Board of Directors of Women in Leadership of Central Illinois (WILCI), welcome! We have so much to offer and are excited to get you involved with our organization through professional networking, community involvement, and personal growth.
Women in Leadership of Central Illinois brings together professional women who desire to grow professionally and personally.
Monthly Luncheons: We meet on the second Thursday of each month at The Ivy Club. Luncheons feature captivating speakers, a delicious lunch and time for conversation and networking.
Awards Luncheon: Our June luncheon is our Annual Awards Luncheon where we celebrate phenomenal women who stand out in their profession and in our community. We recognize four award winners: Outstanding New Leader, Community Leader, Career Leader, and Woman of the Year.
Annual Leadership Conference: The Annual Leadership Conference will give you the courage to lead in all aspects of your life. It is filled with inspiring women from diverse backgrounds.
Special Events: We host special events throughout the year for members to deepen their relationships via creative, fun, and social environments. At our end of year special event in July, we celebrate our accomplishments from the past year and welcome another exciting WILCI year!
We are a caring group of women who look for opportunities to help women achieve their goals. In 2006, the Women in Leadership of Central Illinois Scholarship Fund was established by the generosity of the WILCI membership. In the past decade, it has grown to an endowment fund providing scholarships to non-traditional women in the Tri-County area pursuing college/university, post graduate, or accreditation/certification for business management and professional/entrepreneurial education. For more information on our scholarship and how to apply, please click here. Our annual scholarship is also awarded at our June Awards Luncheon.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our organization! We invite you to attend our next luncheon to learn more! We hope to see you soon!
Stephanie J. Petri, CPA
President, Women in Leadership of Central Illinois