Women’s Leadership Breakfast


Event Details 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Virtual Format

8 – 10 a.m. ET – Breakfast Program

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The Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) Women’s Leadership Breakfast is a can’t-miss opportunity to learn how to lead confidently from women who have successfully overcome obstacles to make a positive impact for their companies and communities.  

The 2021 Women’s Leadership Breakfast will be held virtually on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 8 – 10 a.m. This interactive two-hour event will give you the chance to hear from leading women in the Washington, DC community and help you develop the skills to lead confidently – no matter the circumstances.  

The breakfast will feature keynote speaker Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic. Under her leadership, National Geographic has been honored with nine National Magazine Awards, including four awards in 2020 and the top prize for General Excellence in 2019. In addition to awards for journalism, Goldberg has been recognized repeatedly for leadership. In 2013, she was voted one of Washington’s “11 Most Influential Women in the Media” by Washingtonian Magazine

The event will also feature a fireside chat between two local D.C. women who are outstanding in their fields, moderated by award-winning journalist and WUSA9 weeknight anchor Lesli Foster

  • Gina Shaefer – owner and operator of 13 ACE Hardware stores
  • Carla Hayden, PhD – 14th Librarian of Congress 

Additionally, Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts, a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, will conduct a training on how to lead diverse teams. Attendees will receive a workbook to help them apply leadership concepts discussed throughout the event. 

WLB Speaker Series 

Leading up to the breakfast, we are excited to announce a NEW virtual monthly speaker series that will showcase leading local businesswomen who have had to pivot to make their businesses succeed during this difficult time. 

March 16, 7 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Alicia Sokol, Owner of barre3 14th Street

April 13, 7 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet 

Purchase your speaker series tickets today!

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 or questions pertaining to our event, please let us know