Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Network with over 300 leaders, entrepreneurs, change agents, and advocates; be inspired by our exceptional keynote speaker, esteemed panelists, and award recipients; and garner the tools and motivation to Grow. Elevate. Thrive. at the Fall 2023 Women’s Leadership Breakfast on October 20 at The National Press Club.

Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) Women’s Leadership Breakfast (WLB) is an opportunity to learn from and connect with powerful female leaders, mentors and advocates from across the greater Washington, D.C. area who are building change within their communities. We invite all women to grow personally and professionally, elevate themselves and others, and thrive in their various roles.  

Fondly known as “Awesome Dawesome,” our keynote speaker Dominique Dawes is best known for being an Olympic athlete who competed in three Olympic Games, won four Olympic medals, became the first African American gymnast to win an individual Olympic medal in women’s gymnastics, and being a member of the “Magnificent 7.” Gold medal winning team in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a wife and mother to four children and has likewise performed on Broadway, served as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and is the founder/owner of Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy.

Stay tuned for announcements to come on panelist speakers that will be joining us. 

Proceeds from WLB supports JLW’s mission to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

If you or anyone in your party has accessibility needs or dietary restrictions, please email us.

Half tables (5 tickets) can be purchased here, and full tables (10 tickets) can be purchased here.

Interested in sponsoring Women’s Leadership Breakfast? Click here to learn more.

Sponsorship payments can be submitted here.

Advertisements in the event’s virtual program are also available for purchase here.


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The Junior League of Washington strives in all endeavors to be sensitive to the special needs of its members and guests. If you have any special needs pertaining to our event, please let us know.

For any questions related to the Women’s Leadership Breakfast or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to womenleadership@jlw.org