Women’s Leadership Summit

A conference of women, for women, by women.

The annual Women’s Leadership Summit, hosted by the Junior League of Greensboro, is a conference focused on developing women as leaders in our community. The 13th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit will be held on April 12, 2024. We are delighted to be hosting this year’s event back at the Grandover Resort and Spa. Breakfast and lunch will be included along with two breakout sessions with EIGHT amazing speakers to choose from.

Tickets are on sale now! Tickets purchased now through December 31st guarantee reduced pricing and first opportunity to secure a VIP ticketed Meet and Greet with our keynote speaker, Evy Poumpouras.

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The Junior League of Greensboro is thrilled to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Evy Poumpouras, former Secret Service Special Agent and Interrogator, and Co-Host of Bravo TV’s “Spy Games”.

For more than 12 years, Evy Poumpouras served as a Secret Service special agent in an action-packed career during which she was responsible for protecting the world’s most high-value assets. She was a member of the Presidential Protective Division for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and also protected Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush. Today, she is a widely recognized multimedia journalist, host, and producer who uses her skills in front of the camera and behind it to conduct headline-grabbing interviews and investigate the biggest stories in the media. She appears regularly on “TODAY,” NBC, MSNBC, and “Good Morning America” to share her sought-after expertise on national security, law enforcement, and crime, and is the host of Bravo TV’s competition series “Spy Games.” Having mastered the arts of communication and psychology in a wide-ranging career that has taken her from the Secret Service to the TV screen and everywhere in between, Poumpouras offers unconventional strategies for crushing any challenge and living life fearlessly.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Poumpouras has been described as “the epitome of a badass” as she brings a welcome edge to talks focused on looking inward to begin the journey to becoming your best self at work and beyond. Her positivity emanates from the stage and through to the audience as she reveals hard-won lessons on building a more confident and resilient mindset, communicating for maximum impact, and unleashing your inner fighter as you push past the obstacles on the path to success. Poumpouras shares thrilling anecdotes from her experiences in the Secret Service, offering a rare behind-the-curtain look at one of the oldest and elite security forces in the world, and showing audiences how they can apply Secret Service principles of communication, leadership, psychology, and inclusion in their own pursuits.

In addition to safeguarding our nation’s heads of state, during her tenure in the Secret Service, Poumpouras worked complex criminal investigations, operated undercover, and was an interrogator for the agency’s elite polygraph unit specially trained in the art of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence. She was among the first responders during the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and was honored with United States Secret Service Valor Award in recognition of her heroic efforts. In parallel to her work as a journalist and TV personality, Poumpouras is an adjunct professor for The City University of New York, where she teaches criminal justice and criminology.

Poumpouras’ online interviews and her TEDx talk on “Words: Your Most Powerful Weapon” have drawn millions of views, and she has spoken worldwide in front of many of the world’s top organizations, including NASDAQ, McKesson, United Technologies, Wells Fargo, and Corcoran Group. She is also the author of the bestselling book Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly, in which she introduces unique and actionable strategies for influencing any situation and transforming yourself into a stronger, more confident, and more powerful person.


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