Women’s Leadership Summit 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:

2022: Kendra Adachi, New York Times Bestselling Author and podcaster
2021: Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019, Miss North Carolina USA 2019
2019: Jess Ekstrom, Founder and CEO of Headbands for Hope
2018: Denise Ryan, Author and motivational speaker
2017: Glennon Doyle, 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