Women and Leadership

The Women and Leadership Member Community advances women in leadership by bringing together researchers, coaches, educators, practitioners and students interested in generating resources, disseminating research, and fostering the development of women leaders.

Priorities & Projects

  • Organizing the online 5th ILA Women and Leadership conference 7-10 June 2020
  • Enhancing the status of women and leadership worldwide by providing a forum for networking, exchanging ideas, and mentoring
  • Fostering international collaborations and building global partnerships to nurture conversations about women and leadership
  • Aligning our collective interests as change-makers to generate solutions for increasing equality in power and decision-making
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders committed to addressing barriers and helping girls and young women become leaders
  • Expanding leadership education and development opportunities while acknowledging, respecting, and addressing the roles-within-roles of all women
  • Facilitating a paradigm shift that advances women in leadership by modeling connectedness, inclusivity, and authenticity
  • Contributing to the body of leadership scholarship and leadership development by advancing rigorous research, identifying best practices, and partnering with publishers
  • Shaping the programming about women & leadership at the global conference and holding the 10th Annual Women and Leadership Affinity Group Luncheon
  • Recruiting members of our Committees (Communications & Media; Membership & Awards; International Outreach; Research & Practice; Conferences & Programming)

Sample Resources

Leadership Perspectives Webinars

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Contact the Community Leaders

Community Leaders

Chrys Egan Randal Joy Thompson Denise Thomson

Chrys Egan,

Professor of Communication & Co-Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Salisbury University

Randal Joy Thompson,

Founder & Principal of Excellence, Equity & Empowerment, El Salvador

Denise Thomson,

Executive Coach / Consultant, DeWitt-Thomson LLC

Executive Leadership Team

WLAG Chair 2020
Chrys Egan

WLAG Chair-Elect 2021
Randal Joy Thompson

WLAG Past-Chair 2019
Denise Thomson

ILA Global Conference Committee 2020
Chrys Egan
Randal Joy Thompson
Liza Howe-Walsh

Communications Committee
Randal Joy Thompson
Victoria Pagan
Ann Berghout-Austin
Sheree Bryant-Sekou (Non-elected Volunteer)

Membership and Awards Committee
Heather Scott - Chair
Carol Clyde Gallagher
Adrienne Castellon
Denise Thomson

Research & Practice Committee
Lynne Devnew - Chair
Rita Gardiner
Susan Kirk
Marlene Janzen Le Ber (Non-elected Volunteer)

International Outreach Committee
Liza Howe-Walsh - Chair
Dionne Rosser-Mims
Emily Daniels
Isabell C. Camillo (Non-elected Volunteer)

W&L Topical Conference Team
Joanne Barnes
Carol Gallagher – ELT Liaison
Lisa Thompson (Non-elected Volunteer)
Yolanda Caldwell (Non-elected Volunteer)


Links to the past conferences


More Women on Boards: An International Perspective Gender, Communication, and the Leadership Gap Theorizing Women and Leadership: New Insights and Contributions From Multiple Perspectives Gender, Media, and Organization: Challenging Mis(s) Representations of Women Leaders and Managers Women and Leadership Around the World Women as Global Leaders Women & Leadership in Higher Education