On behalf of the Board of Directors for Women in Leadership of Central Illinois, 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 brings together professional women who desire to grow professionally and personally.
Monthly Luncheons: We host luncheons on the second Thursday of each month at the Warehouse On State. 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, Pinnacle Award and Woman of the Year.
Annual Leadership Conference: In partnership with NAWBO, we host the Annual Leadership Conference in September each year. This event is open to the general public and will give you the courage to lead in all aspects of your life. It is filled with inspiring women from diverse backgrounds, breakouts sessions, vendors and keynote speaker.
Special Events: We host special events throughout the year for members to enhance 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 WIL year! Newest addition is our Monthly Mingle hosted by a member each month on the 3rd Thursday at Pere Marquette from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Most of out social events are open for guests to attend as well.
Woman Crush Wednesday: As social media continues to be a big part of networking we feature a member on our Facebook page every Wednesday highlighting fun facts and just another way we celebrate our members and their success.
Scholarship Fund: 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 our 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 announced 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!