WHAT is the League of Extraordinary Women?
The League of Extraordinary Women brings together an influential and collaborative group of high achieving women leaders who are inspired to combine their efforts and resources to help strengthen women-owned businesses and elevate women in our community.
Our exclusive League events provide opportunities for members to participate in WEV client mentoring programs as well as meeting and networking with other prominent women as they strive to achieve a common goal of helping women entrepreneurs achieve success. League members will also be invited and acknowledged at special events including WEV celebrations and our annual Empowerment is Priceless fundraiser.
WHO should be a member?
WHY be a part of the League?
Women entrepreneurs, given the encouragement, the capital and the support they need, have the capacity to grow U.S. GDP by 9 points or more. But not enough people are listening. Neither our government nor private investors are banking on women in a big way. So, as usual, we’re going to have to do it ourselves. The League provides its members a great way to lend their voice, guidance and financial support to promote women’s business success.
Women’s business ownership is about more than jobs and benefits, economic growth and profits. It is about freedom and options, security — and human potential. It is about empowering women to dream big dreams, to act on a bigger stage, to become leaders.
HOW will the League help?
While women now own 36% of all businesses, 71% of those businesses generate less than $25,000 in annual revenues and less than 2% reach the $1 million annual sales mark. Women start their businesses with half as much capital as men and receive less than 3% of venture capital.
The League will help women:
Think bigger. Successful role models and mentors combined with WEV’s programs help women develop the confidence and skills they need to
Take more risks, access capital to grow their businesses and create the financial security to
Become leaders in their business and community and
Pay it forward to the next generation of women.
League of Extraordinary Women Members
Pledge of $1,000+ a year for 3 years+
|Brenda Allison-Hutchinson||Brooke Ashworth||Bonnie Atmore||Marsha Bailey|
|Rachelle Barnier||Michael Barriere*||Denise Bean-White||Karen Smith Bogart|
|Shelley Bookspan||Dana Boutain||Susan Bower||Ariel Bowers|
|Lisa Braithwaite*||Emma Bridges||Danielle Brinkman||Elena Brokaw|
|Ellen Brokaw||Darya Bronston||Marni Brook||Maria Brown*|
|Dorinda Carr||Anita Chambers||Carrie Chase||Meryl Chase|
|Betsy Chess||Chrystal Clifton||Sallie Coughlin||Kathryn Courain|
|Nancy Crouse||Jeanne David||Traci David||Naomi Dewey|
|Laura Dunbar*||Dianne Duva||Kristina Eriksen||Nick Frankle|
|Kristin Fraser||Jayme Garone||Sandy Garone||Christine Garvey|
|Laura Gasparrini*||Nina Gelman-Gans||Jennifer Gillon Duffy||John Glanville|
|Diana Gleason||Laurie Gross Schaefer||Cheryl Heitmann||Michele Hinnrichs|
|Sandi Hirsch||Lydia Hopps||Lisa James||Zdena Jiroutova*|
|Beth Johnson||Kathleen Johnson||Junemarie Justus||Michael Kauffman|
|Keri Kettle||Barbara Klein||Ruth Kovacs||Star Ladin|
|Jeffrey Lambert||Austin Lampson||Courtney Lane*||Emily Latour|
|Melissa Livingston||Linda Lorenzen||June Lovell||Caroline MacDougall|
|Andria Martinez Cohen||Carol McHenry||Kate McLean||Barbara Meister|
|Christina Meldrum||Gloria Miele||Patricia Miller||Gabrielle Moes*|
|Peggy Morgan||Lynda Nahra||Deborah Naish||Grace Neumann|
|Michele Newell||Kathy Odell||Maeda Palius||Banks Staples Pecht|
|Lisa Proctor Hawkins||Lisa Riolo||Minette Riordan||Sabrena Rodriguez|
|Sybil Rosen||Patrice Rosenthal||Linda Rossi||Claudia Cordova Rucker*|
|Melissa Sayer||Kathleen Schafer||Jenny Schatzle||Ali Schiller|
|Rich Schuette||Cynthia Sherman||Rebecca Sokol||Vivian Solodkin|
|Reese Spach||Beth Sparkes||Diana Sparagna||Marie Spaulding|
|Carol Suruki-Carmany||Lynne Tahmisian||Pamela Tanase||Brenda Terzian|
|Peggy Tranovich||Sarah Turner||Terry Tyndall||Barbara Tzur|
|Emi Umezawa||Maria Ventura||Judy Warner||Roz Warner|
|Lynda Weinman||Kathy Wertheim*||Heidi Whitcomb||Monica White|
|Andy Winchester||Gail Zannon|
* indicates a WEV client
Bolded indicates a founding member
To become one of the Members of the League of Extraordinary Women
contact Danelle Coyle at (805) 456-2347 or [email protected]