Connect with female leaders throughout the region.

Your career path is stronger when you’re surrounded by a network of women across multiple industries, generations, and perspectives. Strengthen your skills, your network, and your influence through these offerings.


Quarterly Connect

Connect each quarter to advance your career or business. These gatherings are designed to grow your network with other female professionals. Register through our calendar to attend our next QC. We encourage members to invite a non-member to these gatherings.

Affinity Groups

These member-led groups allow for a more intimate look at current women’s issues at a pace decided upon by the group members. If you are interested in starting an affinity group, let the CWLI staff help you form your group.

Authentic Leadership: Enneagram Self-Study

Authentic Leadership meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12 to 1 pm. Bring your own lunch.

The Enneagram is a psychological tool that points the direction to your fullest, truest, most authentic self. And provides you the roadmap for getting there. The Enneagram isn’t about applying some label to you or your “condition.” It doesn’t want to put you in a personality box. In fact, it wants to do the opposite. It wants to liberate you. It’s a tool to wake you up. It identifies patterns of behaviors so you can observe them, and then begin to unlearn the ones that keep you stuck, small, unhappy, and unproductive.

If you want to learn more about this powerful tool and how to apply it to your personal and professional development, we will begin a monthly study of the book The Nine Types of Leadership by Beatrice Chestnut and explore the strengths and limitations of our leadership style through the lens of our Enneagram type.

We highly recommend, although not required, purchasing and completing the CPS e-Type assessment ( – cost is $45) and purchasing the book The Nine Types of Leadership in order to get the most out of this group.

Led by Julie Davis and Shelley Prevost 


Nonprofit Coffee Talk


Nonprofit Coffee Talk meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9:00am.

Join other professionals as we talk through the challenges and rewards of nonprofit life. All are welcome regardless of position or tenure.

Led by Jenn LaRose of ChaTech Council

Leaders and Readers: A Book Club

Leaders and Readers meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm. 

Led by Cyndi Allen and Kira Headlee

Readers and Leaders are talkers and listeners, doers and thinkers. Monthly book selections are sure to spark lively discussion as well as quiet reflection. 

 All members are welcome to join, even if you haven’t read the book. Supplemental materials will be available to accompany each month’s book. 

September: Resilience by Lisa Lisson

October: It’s How You Say It by Barbara Teicher

November: How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith

December: The Lifelong Learner: How to Develop Yourself, Continually Grow, Expand Your Horizons, and Pursue Anything (Learning how to Learn) by Peter Hollins

Small Biz/Entrepreneur Synergy Circle

Small Biz Synergy Circle meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 12:00pm. 

Led by Jennifer Leach and Whitney Belden

syn·er·gy noun: The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Entrepreneurs often face unique challenges while launching and running their businesses. Join other small biz owners and entrepreneurs to synergize together, sharing ideas and providing support for one another. 

*Anyone who works in a small business is welcome to join.

*Bring your own lunch. 

Member Hub

As a CWLI member, you receive the benefit of our online Member Hub. Connect with other professional women and grow your business relationships. Our member directory helps you support female owned businesses and advance your network.

1:1 Mentoring

We are currently working to build out a mentoring program. If you are interested in being a Mentor or a Mentee, please complete the brief survey below to help us build out our  process. 

1:1 Mentoring

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