Women Leaders Forum (WLF) kicks off its 2022-23 season with a call to members and the community to “Connect, Engage and Imagine.” Join this group of amazing business, nonprofit and political leaders, as we gather for an exciting lineup of events to foster friendships and connection, while raising money for WLF’s Young Women Leaders Scholarship Program. 

This forward-thinking and community-minded nonprofit organization features a range of informative and charitable activities including a monthly “Let’s Interact” educational speaker series, “Giving 2 Hours” volunteer opportunities, a winter “Women with Goals” hockey 101 event, CV Collaborative, WLF Book Club and the annual Women Who Rule scholarship luncheon to be held in May 2023. An online membership directory will be available soon to further connect members.  

 “Women Leaders Forum has experienced unprecedented membership growth due in large part to its commitment to providing members with exciting programs, philanthropic opportunities and networking tools to enrich all women both personally and professionally. Our mantra is #BetterTogether and our mission is to develop, empower and serve leaders of all ages and backgrounds to elevate the Coachella Valley,” states WLF President Jenell VanDenBos. 

 The organization’s talented group of entrepreneurs, executives and philanthropists further supports the next generation of women leaders through its Young Women Leaders (YWL) program awarding academic scholarships to Coachella Valley high school seniors. YWL is an engaging, educational outreach program that has served local young women since 2001. Students who participate in the program receive training, informational resources and access to women leaders in the community who serve as role models. The program’s goal is to guide young ladies into roles of leadership and success as they prepare for college, business and life. Seniors who successfully complete the educational programming and project requirements are eligible to apply for either a need-based or merit scholarship. To date, WLF has distributed over $800,000 to support these young women, and applications are now available for this season. Register by September 25 to reserve a spot; sessions begin in October. 

Businesses seeking to promote themselves to this highly accomplished group can choose from several sponsorship levels for the season, along with opportunities at its largest annual fundraiser, Women Who Rule. WLF is focused on building trusted relationships with its sponsors by encouraging them to attend the organization’s events and engage with members and guests. Furthermore, WLF encourages members to support our sponsors when looking for new products and services.  

For additional information on Women Leaders Forum, membership, event tickets, sponsorships and the Young Women Leaders program, visit www.wlfdesert.org.

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