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Events - News - Case Studies

The Leadership Foundry is devoted to advancing women to the boardroom. During a nine-month program, we provide training and networking events for participants to help educate and prepare them for board service. Each year the program evolves to remain inline with the marketplace. More information on our events and recent news updates is below:

The Leadership Foundry Events:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Building and Leveraging Strategic Relationships/Networking for Board Seats
  • Getting Ready to Serve on a Board
  • NACD Intensive Board Training/Training Networking Reception and Dinner
  • Individual Promotion Plans
  • Financial Seminar: Understanding/Reading/Interpreting Board Statements and Documents
  • Board Elevator Pitch
  • Graduation/Lessons Learned

The Leadership Foundry News:

Article: The D.C. region’s corporate boards are adding women at a sluggish rate - October 17, 2017

The Leadership Foundry Graduate, Tracy Harris, Joins Untangle Advisory Committee - July 7, 2017

Women in Technology's The Leadership Foundry Positions Candidates for Success - 5/11/2016

Article: D.C. region corporate boards struggle to include women - 11/11/2015

Women in Technology's The Leadership Foundry Annual Study on Women Serving on Corporate Boards Shows DC Region Lags Behind Nation - 11/10/2015

2016 WIT Leadership Foundry Class Named, Includes Amy Bleken and Kim Casey - WashingtonExec - 10/15/2015

Congressman Don Beyer Introduces Gender Diversity Investment Act - 5/19/2015

Women in Technology's The Leadership Foundry Releases Annual Study on Women Serving on Corporate Boards - 11/6/2014

Women In Technology Celebrates Appointment of The Leadership Foundry Participant, Vincette Goerl, to the Board of Advisors at FedBid - 5/6/2013

WIT Research Finds Lack of Women on Corporate Boards - 10/23/2012

Case Studies:

Vincette Goerl: A Path to the FedBid Board

Jill Bruning: Training Provided the Edge to Excel

Other events that The Leadership Foundry sponsors or supports include:

  • Research Launch: Women Board Directors in MD, VA and DC
  • Women on Boards 2020 National Advocacy Day
  • Spring Recruiting and Advocacy Event
  • WIT Leadership Awards Dinner
  • Alumni Networking Dinners