Women in Leadership

Title Sponsor

Associate Sponsors




2019 Women in Leadership Tri-chairs:

Kelly Bowman, Vice President, Banking Center Manager, Amegy Bank



Amy Spawn
, Executive Director, The Warren Center


Jeanie Jones, Business Development Manager, Wimmer Solutions



Join the Women in Leadership committee!
Help plan our speakers and events and build strong relationships by working side-by-side with other business leaders.  Your involvement makes a difference!

Richardson Chamber Members only

WIL Committee Meetings:
3rd Wednesday of the month, 8 - 9 am
Richardson Chamber board room
411 Belle Grove Dr. Richardson 75080

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

If interested in joining, contact Andrea Young


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The purpose of Women in Leadership is to inspire, influence and champion women as they grow into their roles as business leaders in our community, by
holding Quarterly Luncheons, Women on the Go networking events, and Women4Women peer-mentoring events.

2019 Theme:  Balance

Quarterly Luncheons

Quarterly luncheons feature a keynote presentation aimed at building leaders

2019 luncheons dates:  March 6, June 5, September 4 and December 4

Next luncheon:

Don't be caught off balance - Be prepared for the next stage in your life

A panel moderated by Mary Bedosky, vice president, Banking Center Manager, LegacyTexas - Richardson, with:
Elizabeth Zaby, attorney and counselor, Zaby & Associates
Erin Williams, financial advisor, Edward Jones
Amanda Pritchard, marketing director, First Baptist Richardson
Kristen Ceasar, communications director, First United Methodist Church of Richardson
and more to come!

Wednesday, September 4
11:30 am - 1 pm
NOAH's of Richardson
2251 N. Greenville Ave, Richardson 75082

Join us for a panel discussion with women representing different stages in professional life and legal and financial experts giving guidance for steps we can take to prepare for life's expected and unexpected changes.  While we can't plan for everything life throws our way, there are some essential activities that can provide a safety net when you need it most.  We are confident you'll leave this luncheon with actionable steps for your legal and financial planning.

Women on the Go Networking

Women on the Go networking events are held in the evening and designed to broaden business contacts

Stay tuned for our next event

Women4Women Mentoring

Women4Women peer-mentoring events feature short presentations and small-group discussions on topics of professional improvement and empowerment

Next event:

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World,
by Melinda Gates

Tuesday, July 23
6 - 7:30 pm
Richardson Chamber of Commerce
411 Belle Grove Dr., Richardson 75080

Join us for a discussion on Melinda Gates' recent book release, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.  There are electronic versions of the book available at the Richardson Public Library, and it's available on Amazon and other book sellers.  If you don't have time to read the book, don't let that stop you from joining us!  Whether you've read one chapter, listened to an interview or podcast, or have only seen the book in passing, all are welcome.  The conversation is sure to be compelling and enlightening.  What better way to spend a summer evening than with thoughtful, professional women who are committed to lifting other women up?

Here are some interviews with Melinda Gates about her book:

  • Listen:  What Melinda Gates learned from offering a full year of paid family leave to employees | Geekwire
  • Read:  Melinda Gates Reveals Why She Decided to Be Vulnerable in Her New Book | Time
  • Watch:  Melinda Gates - "The Moment of Lift" and Giving Back on a Global Scale | The Daily Show

Past Themes

Upcoming Events

July 23:  Women4Women peer-mentoring discusses Melinda Gates' book, The Moment of Lift:  How Empowering Women Changes the World

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September 4
:  Quarterly Luncheon - Don't be caught off balance - Be prepared for the next stage in your life

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October 2: 
Start your holiday shopping early at our annual vendor fair.  It will be at the new Cambria Hotel Richardson Dallas from 5:30 to 8 pm.  Interested in exhibiting?  It's free!  Contact Andrea Young for more information.