Women’s Leadership Council

Women's Leadership Council
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Who We Are

The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is a group of philanthropic leaders dedicated to making a lasting difference in Chicago area communities. Through WLC, women volunteer, network and develop professionally while advancing the common good in education, income and health to communities that need them the most through United Way’s LIVE UNITED 2020 community-impact plan.

Whether you work or live downtown or in the suburbs, be a part of this dynamic group of women leaders. Together, we use our collective power to drive real impact.

Our Mission: Mobilize the caring power of women to advance the common good in the community.

Special thank you to our 2014-2015 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL CHAIRS & WLC ADVISTORY COMMITTEE

Kathleen Henson
Founder and CEO,
Henson Consulting

“As a business owner and mother, I’m incredibly proud of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council. It’s inspiring work convening accomplished and extraordinary women to improve many lives in our community and also empower women in our region.”

Kathleen’s Biography

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Dorri C. McWhorter
CEO, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

“The Women’s Leadership Council gives me the unique opportunity to make an impact in our community by working with women who are passionate about building stronger communities together.”

Dorri’s Biography

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Membership

WLC members lead by example by giving to United Way at the Leadership Giving level of $1,000 or more annually. They are counted among a group of truly extraordianry women who come together to celebrate philanthropic leadership and what’s possible when we advocate for lasting change in our community.

OUR WORK
We: Give, Mentor, Network, Learn, Advocate, Share, Care, Volunteer and Solve!

IN THE U.S. 55,000 members are raising in excess of $1 BILLION

ENJOY MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, YOU WILL:

  • Connect and collaborate with business and civic leaders
  • Attend exclusive WLC events & United Way events throughout the area
  • Learn about key issues impacting our community
  • Volunteer at United Way partner agencies Registry
  • Receive recognition as a philanthropic leader
  • Join our social media network and be a part of our LinkedIn conversation
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Get Involved

Upcoming Events:

Please check back for information on 2014-15 events.

Questions about the Women’s Leadership Council? Please call 312.906.2246 or email barbara.khalouf@uw-mc.org.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Ask your business or other organization to host a WLC Lunch and Learn. Lunch and Learn sessions bring together current and potential WLC members to share information about WLC’s work in the community and how women can get involved to change the story for children and families across our region.

If you would like to host a session or would like more information, please email wlc@uw-mc.org

 

Become a WLC member

Join the WLC LinkedIn Group

For more information about the Women’s Leadership Council, please call Barbara Khalouf at 312.906.2246 or email barbara.khalouf@uw-mc.org