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.
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.
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.
Pledge of $1,000+ a year for 3 years+
|Brenda Allison-Hutchinson||Kim Andrade||Brooke Ashworth||Marsha Bailey|
|Rachelle Barnier||Michael Barriere*||Denise Bean-White||Barbara Ben-Horin|
|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|
|Anita Chambers||Carrie Chase||Meryl Chase||Betsy Chess|
|Chrystal Clifton||Sallie Coughlin||Kathryn Courain||Nancy Crouse|
|Jeanne David||Traci David||Naomi Dewey||Devyn Duex|
|Laura Dunbar*||Dianne Duva||Barbara Edelston Peterson||Kristina Eriksen|
|Lisa Fabrega||Rich Favor||Nick Frankle||Kristin Fraser|
|Jayme Garone||Christine Garvey||Laura Gasparrini*||Nina Gelman-Gans|
|Jennifer Gillon Duffy||John Glanville||Diana Gleason||Robin Gose|
|Laurie Gross Schaefer||Cheryl Heitmann||Michele Hinnrichs||Sandi Hirsch|
|Lydia Hopps||Lisa James||Zdena Jiroutova*||Devon Johnson|
|Kathleen Johnson||Junemarie Justus||Tom Justus||Michael Kauffman|
|Keri Kettle||Barbara Klein||Ruth Kovacs||Star Ladin|
|Jeffrey Lambert||Austin Lampson||Courtney Lane*||Emily Latour|
|Monica Lenches||Melissa Livingston||Alex Lopez||Linda Lorenzen|
|June Lovell||Karen Lyons||Caroline MacDougall||Kate MacNaughton|
|Andria Martinez Cohen||Bonnie McGinniss*||Monica McGrath||Carol McHenry|
|Kate McLean||Sarah McLelland||Barbara Meister||Gloria Miele|
|Patricia Miller||Dawn Mitcham||Gabrielle Moes*||Peggy Morgan|
|Lynda Nahra||Robin Nahin*||Deborah Naish||Grace Neumann|
|Michele Newell||Carola Nicholson||Kathy Odell||Ale Ortega-Botello|
|Maeda Palius||Nicki Parr||Banks Staples Pecht||Nancy Pedersen|
|Brittany Piccirelli||Lisa Proctor Hawkins||Jackie Quinn||April Remnant|
|Lisa Riolo||Minette Riordan||Sabrena Rodriguez||Patrice Rosenthal|
|Linda Rossi||Claudia Cordova Rucker*||Melissa Sayer||Ali Schiller|
|Dr. Cynthia Sherman||Kate Silsbury||Vivian Solodkin||Kim Sutherland|
|Reese Spach||Diana Sparagna||Carol Suruki-Carmany||Lynne Tahmisian|
|Pamela Tanase||Brenda Terzian||Samantha Tobin||Cynthia Torres*|
|Peggy Tranovich||Sarah Turner||Terry Tyndall||Barbara Tzur|
|Emi Umezawa||Cindy Van Wingerden||Maria Ventura||Mary Jean Vignone|
|Rachil Vincent||Lynda Weinman||Mariaelena Welch||Rosanne Welcher|
|Kathy Wertheim*||Heidi Whitcomb||Monica White||Andy Winchester|
* indicates a WEV client
Bolded indicates a founding member