Women’s Leadership Summit


Women’s Leadership Summit 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Executive Banquet & Conference Center
205 Executive Drive Newark, DE 19702
(Easily accessible from I-95, Rt. 896 and Rt. 40)

Tickets will be available closer to the Summit.
Seating will be limited – Reserve your seat early!

The Summit welcomes businesses and services to exhibit.  Check back in the fall for Exhibitor information.


Sponsorship information will be available soon and will include unique and high visibility marketing opportunities
for your organization along with tickets to attend this special event.

Program Advertising:
Interested in our program advertising opportunities? Advertising information will be available in the fall.  

In-Kind Donations:
Interested in donating pens, pads of paper, folders, raffle items, or other items to the Summit?

Contact us to let us know about your in-kind donations.

Contact us at 302-652-0544 or jlw@jlwilmington.org with questions.


2017 Women’s Leadership Summit Committee

Co-Chairs: Dr. Kesha Clarke and Karen McAneney (not pictured).
Committee Members: Tara Wheeler, Sheri Coverdale, Tee Ratchford, Kisha Riviere, Veronica Reynolds,
Shawn’ere Jackson (not pictured), and Stephanie Patterson (not pictured).

About the Summit:
Join us for the Junior League of Wilmington’s Women’s Leadership Summit – a one-day comprehensive leadership development opportunity for women seeking to fine-tune their leadership skills. Connect with like-minded individuals in the community while enhancing your leadership skills to become better equipped to lead in your community, your organization, and your life. Let’s Celebrate the Year of the Woman!

Who Should Attend?
The Women’s Leadership Summit focuses on challenges and strategies for women of diverse backgrounds including:

  • Upward Mobile Employees and Managers in Private Business, Government and Nonprofit Organizations;
  • Business Professionals;
  • Those Interested in Becoming Community Leaders;
  • Business Owners/Entrepreneurs;
  • Those Looking to Re-Enter the Workforce; and
  • College Students

What to Expect?
The day will include a morning keynote address by world renowned Vicki Clark.  The day will feature continental breakfast, luncheon, workshops, a style clinic, and multiple opportunities to network with Summit attendees.

The programming content features multi-faceted subject matter including:

  • insights and examples that inspire personal growth and empowerment offered by accomplished women leaders and renowned motivational speakers;
  • skills, practices, and strategies for leadership development and career advancement taught by experts, facilitators, and career coaches;
  • techniques for personal development; and
  • networking among conference participants who share a passion to lead in business and in their community.

Proceeds Support:
Proceeds of the Women’s Leadership Summit will support the Junior League’s work to impact and improve the Wilmington community, as well as, our focus on training women leaders to become an integral part of the local community.

The League’s community impact efforts focus on improving the lives of girls age 12-18 in Greater Wilmington.  By working to empower young girls, we can positively influence their lives and their family unit.  The League invests time and funds to do career readiness programs with Bayard House, a program for homeless pregnant teens; works hands-on to improve the school facilities at the Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc., a school for pregnant teens; has started The Sisterhood Project, a group mentoring program for the granddaughters of women raising their grandchildren through the Wilmington Senior Center; has advocated with the State of Delaware to pass Erin’s Law which requires age appropriate prevention-orientated child sexual abuse programming and provides parents and guardians with relevant resources. The League worked to advocate for the bill, finding a sponsor to introduce the bill in Sen. Margaret Rose Henry and working with partners to educate lawmakers on its importance. Erin’s Law passed over the summer and was signed into law by Governor Markell in a ceremony at JLW HQ on August 10. We are continuing to look for opportunities to build on our work with Erin’s Law.

The Junior League of Wilmington trains women to be high-impact volunteers and to serve in leadership roles in the nonprofit community.  We provide our members with an array of formal training and experiential learning opportunities in our efforts to prepare them to serve the community beyond our organization.  Some examples of the training through experiences are the opportunity to lead committees, run major fund raisers, present life skills workshops in the community, cultivate fund development activities, and manage, recruit, retain and train new members.

Junior League of Wilmington:
The Junior League of Wilmington was founded in 1918 and is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit volunteer organization. Since its inception, the women of the League have encouraged every member to use her talents and resources to improve the social and economic conditions of others. Today, the League has over 400 members, making it a large nonprofit organization in Delaware. Continuing to focus on improving the health, education, and welfare of those in need, the Junior League of Wilmington serves as an important volunteer resource and a catalyst for positive change through our partnerships with other nonprofit organizations in our community.