JLW members wear many hats. We are daughters, mothers, sisters, spouses, and friends. Lawyers, teachers, real estate agents, consultants, government workers, students, and stay-at-home moms. We come from all over the country, from an array of backgrounds, with a diverse breadth of life experiences.

What unites us is our passion for helping others – helping women develop into strong civic leaders, helping DC-area residents live better lives through trained volunteer service, and helping our community thrive. And it’s this passion that led us to put on one more hat: the hat all members receive their new member year when they begin as a JLW volunteer.

If you are:

  • at least 21 years old
  • live in the Washington, DC, area, and
  • are enthusiastic about volunteering in your community and developing your potential as a leader

We hope you’ll consider joining our organization and putting on the JLW hat yourself. We welcome all women who value our Mission, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

We invite you to learn more about our membership – whether you are interested in joining us, transferring to our League from another city, or learning more about the benefits of membership. Questions? You can always email us at