Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership encourages, inspires and develops women as they grow into their roles as business leaders in our community. The group hosts quarterly luncheons aimed at building leaders and networking events designed to broaden business contacts.

Interested in serving on the committee? View guidelines 

Title Sponsor
Associate Sponsor

2018 Women in Leadership tri-chairs

Dana Shepperd, Dana Shepperd & Associates
Kelly Bowman, V.P. Bank Manager, Amegy Bank
Amy Spawn, Executive Director, The Warren Center

2018 Theme
Speak Up, Speak Out

WIL Committee Meetings:
3rd Wednesday of every month 8:15 am - 9 am
Richardson Chamber Boardroom
411 Belle Grove Dr. Richardson 75080

Women on the Go Committee Meetings:
4th Wednesday of every month 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Amegy Bank
1901 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

If interested in attending, contact Mallory Crumb

Women in Leadership Luncheon Series

Quarterly luncheons provide members with the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and expand their network.

2018 Luncheons scheduled for March 7th, June 6th, September 5th and December 5th - more details to come
All luncheons for 2018 will be held:
11:30 am - 1 pm

NOAHs of Richardson

2251 N. Greenville Ave, Richardson 75082

Women on the Go Networking Event

Stay tuned for information on our next networking event!

Mentoring program

Stay tuned for information on our next event!

Previous Programs

Named Committee of the Year 2013 Left to right: Elizabeth Hart, CEO of the RISD Excellence in Education Foundation Susan Kassen with Ebby Halliday Realtors Courtenay Tanner, co-owner of 4 Women Shopping Chris Luna, Chairman of the Board 2013

2017
Theme: People, Purpose, Passion

March 1 - Fran Harris, TV Personality, Business Coach, Speaker

June 7 - Panel discussion on health innovations with Donise W. Pearson, Mary Cooley, Shradha Aiyer, moderated by Tanis Cornell

September 6 - Panel discussion with female leaders in the real estate industry including Emily Hoffman, Janice Peters and Elysia Ragusa

December 6 - Panel discussion with leaders in the Richardson arts community about the business of arts and our community, including Dennis Kratz, Katherine Wagner, and Kitty Goddard.

2016
Theme: Professional Development: Change-Challenges-Opportunities

March 2- "Make your mark & make it count!" Valerie Sokolosky, founder, Valerie & Company

June 1- "Navigating the river of career success" Tanis Cornell, certified Lumina learning practitioner, business coach, speaker, EWF International, TJC Consulting

September 7- "Political pitfalls for women: Avoid losing through language" Holly Peck, Peck & Associates

December 7- "Optimize brain performance" Deirdre O'Neill-Warren, UT Dallas & Dianna Purvis-Jaffin, UT Dallas

2015
Theme: Builders of Community

Dec 2 - "Catalysts for change in a global community" Betsy Martin, Deputy Director, Women's Initiative at George W. Bush Institute

September 2 - "The keys to building a vibrant community"
Panelist: Nicole Fontayne-Bardowell, DART; Ken Hutchenrider, MRMC; Sandra Hayes, RISD; Susan Rogers, UTD; moderator Mary Bedosky, LegacyTexas

June 3 - Lead with LUV: A conversation with Colleen Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines

February 25 - "Building Community: A stone carver's view" Dan Johnson, Richardson City Manager

2014
Theme: Learn to Lead: Learn to Succeed Essential business principles to build your professional value

December 3 - "Childlike change, leveraging experiences of our youth! What we can learn about the management of change from our youth. Susan Danko, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Fujitsu Network Communications

September 3 - "Opportunities, challenges & lessons on the climb to success"
Panelist: Linda Hem, Attorney at law; Ann Pomykal, TI Foundation; Erica Yaeger, UT Dallas and moderator Mayor Laura Maczka, City of Richardson

June 4 - "Get up, Suit up, Show up" Featuring Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors

February 26 - "Essential business principles for success" Featuring Holly Reed, regional vice president at AT&T