Women’s Leadership Breakfast

The Junior League of Washington’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast is a can’t miss opportunity to learn from women who are making a positive impact in their communities.

A part of JLW’s mission is to provide comprehensive and innovative training opportunities that equip our members to serve as civic leaders and advocates tackling critical issues, such as the League’s focus area. Through these member development initiatives, we are able to amplify our effect in the Washington, DC, community.

Women’s Leadership Breakfast (WLB) embodies this spirit and is an opportunity to celebrate women as business leaders, entrepreneurs, and community advocates, and inspire and support the next generation of women in and outside of the League.

As a kickoff to WLB events, this fall, WLB hosted a Virtual Speaker Series with two talented and innovative women business owners from the DC area. Thanks to our 2021 Fall Virtual Speaker Series Panelists:

  • Daniela Moreira, Executive Chef, Call Your Mother
  • Pia Carusone, Co-founder, Republic Restoratives Distillery 

Next, we look forward to holding the 5th Annual 2022 Women’s Leadership Breakfast:
Friday, March 4, 2022 from 8-10 a.m.

Check back soon for details and announcements.

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.

Previous Speakers & Panelists Include: 

2021: (Virtual)

  • Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine
  • Gina Shaefer, Owner and Operator of 13 ACE Hardware stores
  • Carla Hayden, PhD, 14th Librarian of Congress
  • Laura Morgan Roberts, Professor, University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business
  • Julie Kent, Artistic Director, The Washington Ballet
  • Alicia Sokol, Owner, Barre3 14th Street
  • Sara & Marilyn Polon, Co-Founders, Soupergirl 


  • Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
  • Tammy Haddad, President and CEO, Haddad Media
  • Michelle Rice, General Manager of TV One
  • Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.  


  • Moina Banerjee, Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets, JBG SMITH
  • Danielle Vogel, Owner and Founder, Glen’s Garden Market
  • Alisha Ramos, Founder, Girls Night In
  • Amy Brandwein, Chef and Owner, Centrolina


  • Melanie Whelan, CEO, SoulCycle
  • Wanda Steptoe, Executive Director, New Endeavors by Women
  • Clare Bresnahan, Executive Director, She Should Run