16 Leadership Development Events for Women
With the Women’s EmpowerX Expo just around the corner, the District is brimming with leadership development opportunities at every turn.
For the next few months you’ll be able to grab your business cards, and get ready to network with like-minded women from around the country. Here is a list of networking events where you can collaborate with your peers, network in your industry, and empower yourself to create change in your business and your career:
Wednesday, June 12-Wednesday, Aug. 7
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Empowered Women Workshop Series
Every Wednesday (through August 7th), the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives will gather to host powerful workshops designed to help women in the District. New speakers will be introduced each week.
1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Ste. 327, Washington, DC 20004 | 6 PM
Wednesday, June 12
Women’s Entrepreneur Conference
The “It’s Never Too Late to Start!” event helps connect women at any stage of their career with the resources to help make their entrepreneurial pursuits as successful as possible.
3351 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201 | 1:30-7:30 PM
Saturday, June 15
The 3rd Annual event for entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals. The mission is to build a more collaborative and empowered community of women leaders.
801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 | 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday, June 22
Learn how to position yourself for career advancement. Get the skills needed to achieve executive level leadership at your company.
1413 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007 | 8 AM-5 PM
A day long event for professionals to discuss the most important issues facing women in entrepreneurship, leadership, and high-growth industries. This event will provide women with insights, advice, and empowering resources she can use in her career.
9100 Basil Ct., Largo, Maryland 20774 | 9 AM-5 PM
Monday, June 24-Wednesday, June 26
The 3rd Annual National Conference is an opportunity for young women to participate in skill building workshops and round table lunch discussions with elected women. You’ll also hear from prominent female politicians through keynote speeches.
601 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday, June 29
Women’s Empowerment Brunch
Join the first ladies of the Republic of Haiti and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana for a thought-provoking discussion in celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
2350 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20037 | 10:30 AM-3 PM
Friday, June 28-Sunday, June 30
Women’s Summit for Political Engagement
Join like-minded activists to learn how effective political leadership can help build better communities.
7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22102 | 6 PM-2 PM
Thursday, July 18
Women’s Empowerment Tour
Hosted by The Lady Alliance, a social community dedicated to sharing women’s stories about bravery and adventure, this tour brings local female speakers to discuss creating the life of their dreams.
1099 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 7-10 PM
Friday, July 26-Saturday, July 27
Women’s Business Empowerment Seminar
Build better business skills, with cocktail in hand. This networking and professional development event hosts members of the Chamber of Commerce and City Council along with special guest speakers.
Location TBD | 10 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday, July 27
Pink Petals & Mimosas
This year’s theme is healthcare. Enjoy brunch with discussions of everything from beauty to careers.
1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 1-3 PM
Saturday, Sept. 7
I Choose Me-Empowerment Conference
This event combines inspirational speaking with interactive, self-reflection activities.
1 Veterans Pl., Fenton Room, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 10 AM-4 PM
Saturday, Sept. 14
The Inaugural Women’s Empowerment Breakfast
Join others for a networking breakfast event and hear from speakers and panelists about ways to empower women in business and in life.
2960 Technology Pl., Suite 102, Waldorf, MD 20601 | 9 AM-12 PM
Saturday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 22
Black Girls Teach Presents the Empowerment Retreat
Educators and experts in literacy, advocacy, and leadership unite to provide professional development sessions through a two-day retreat.
444 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 9 AM-2 PM
Sunday, Oct. 20-Tuesday, Oct. 22
2019 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference
For women involved in the highest levels of policy making. The mission is to help professionals promote organizations that benefit women.
775 12th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 | 6 PM-3 PM
Saturday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 17
WRE Conference 2019
Join influential women, business leaders, and investors to share ideas and experiences to help support women in leadership, career training, and work-life balance.
801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 8 AM-9 AM