History


Since the first Women’s Leadership Summit, held in 2011, we have set our sights high, engaging nationally to realize a profound impact locally.

Over the years, we have hosted renowned conference lecturers from across the state, region, and nation. We have been privileged to feature keynote speakers, including:

2019 Jess Ekstrom, Founder and CEO of Headbands for Hope

2018: Denise Ryan, Author and motivational speaker

2017: Glennon Doyle Melton, New York Times Best Selling Author

2016: Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

2015: Bonnie St. John, Author, Olympic athlete, and business owner

2014: Jenna Bush Hager, Author and TV personality

2013: Dr. Aldona Wos, Former Secretary of NC Department of Health and Human Services

2012: Jennifer Thompson, Author

2011: Nancy Lublin, CEO Dress for Success and Author

As in years past, the 2020 Summit will offer a platform for networking, personal growth, and camaraderie among women canvassing all stages of leadership who hold diverse interests.

The Women’s Leadership Summit will continue previous years’ themes of powerful female keynote and breakout session speakers sharing their incredible stories and messages.