Welcome to the JWLF website, we hope it provides an opportunity for you to learn more about the engaging and informative content that you will experience at our annual Forum as well as the numerous educational programs held throughout the year. Since its start in 2011, the Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum has continued to develop by being responsive to the changing needs of professional women in our community.
The JWLF board works diligently throughout the year to identify specific topics impacting women and their ability to advance and lead in their professional and personal lives. The JWLF engages nationally recognized authors and speakers, along with a diverse group of panelists who share their expertise through insightful conversation and empowering activities held in unique networking venues that provide opportunities to create influential networks and lasting friendships.
The JWLF board and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the generous and committed sponsors who through their generous support show the high value they place on developing women leaders and encouraging their contribution in the workplace. We are equally as honored by the caliber of women who participate in our events and those who have been recognized through the prestigious JWLF WoLF Award. Our recipients are truly among the most accomplished in our community. JWLF is also proud of its partnership with area non-profits that provides an opportunity to highlight the work these organizations do in our community to advance the development of women and girls.
If you have not attended a JWLF Forum or the variety of events offered during the year, we extend a welcome to our community and are confident that as you familiarize yourself with us through this website that you will be inspired to share in this experience and meet others who will support you personally and enhance your professional advancement.
For those of you who return year after year, we are thankful for your loyalty and your eagerness to continue growing, learning and developing your leadership skills. Being a leader is hard work, therefore we are always searching for better, smarter and more innovative ways to lead. Come be a part of this dynamic organization so you can help us and yourself continue to propel forward and upward!
Chris Schwing, JWLF Chairwoman and President