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Annual Conference
May 2-3 2024
By popular demand, we’ve moved our conference a week earlier so you can enjoy Mother’s Day weekend. Join us for a kickoff reception on Thursday evening and the conference on Friday. We will share speakers and strategies to help you Innovate, Advocate & Accelerate!  Registration opening soon.


Micro-Event Update
November 8, 2024
We're renaming our Micro-events to Women Leaders Connecting, or WLC Workshops, to better reflect our mission. Join us on Wednesday, November 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the awesome Urban Cork in Medford for a Leadership Speed Dating experience you won’t want to miss. Details and registration are opening soon!


WLCMP 2024
The data clearly show that women achieve more when they have a mentor to guide them. Our pilot Mentorship Program was a huge success and we are offering even more training and resources this year. We invite women and LGBTQ+ persons in Southern Oregon—as both Mentors and Mentees—to join us for a life-changing, in-person partnership. Click below for information and application.


Jolie Johnson Leadership Award
Community Leaders
Celebrate women in our community who advocate for others and support causes that echo Jolie Johnson’s legacy. Do you know a beacon of hope in our community?


Women’s Leadership Conference

Women’s Leadership Conference of Southern Oregon

WLC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where professionals—from students to late-stage careerists—can join a like-minded community to develop work-life skills as they support others on their journey to success.

The organization, which has a ten-year legacy, grew out of a desire to see more women advance into leadership roles in corporations, small businesses, academia, government, nonprofits, and more. We are dedicated to providing personal inspiration and practical application to impact not only individuals and their businesses but all of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Our at annual conference in May, we’ll be focusing on ways you can Innovate, Advocate and Accelerate in your personal and professional life. We bring in national and regional speakers for a networking reception the night before the conference, then a day of inspiration and connection.

Our mission is to foster leadership in business, government, and non-profit organizations that more fully reflect our community.


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Conference Location

The Women's Leadership Conference is held annually in beautiful Ashland Oregon. A small town near the heart of Southern Oregon that blooms with activity and color year round. Home to The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and serene Lithia Park, Ashland welcomes guests from around the world! A small ski town at the foot of Mt. Ashland in the Fall and Winter, home of WLC in the Spring and bursting with music in the Summer, Ashland Oregon is known globally as one of the best small towns on the west coast!

Join us in person at the prestigious Ashland Hills Hotel and enjoy world class cuisine from Luna Café.