Welcome to the Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum. JWLF is the premiere organization on the First Coast for women leaders in the corporate workplace to connect for personal career development and networking. Since our start in 2011, we have provided Jacksonville’s corporate women with actionable insights from prominent speakers and executives. Through the sharing of experiences, resources, and techniques, we help our members thrive by enhancing their professional and personal success.

Our board reflects the diversity of women across the First Coast corporate workforce. Through their input, and suggestions from our sponsors, we identify the current topics impacting women and their ability to advance and lead.   JWLF engages nationally recognized speakers, along with engaging panelists, to share their stories that inspire us, as women, to continue to reach higher and achieve our personal and professional goals.   Our attendees value the high quality of experience, insight, and knowledge they receive at JWLF events, as well as the opportunity to create influential networks and lasting friendships.

The JWLF board and I would like to express our appreciation to the generous and committed sponsors who, through their support, show the high value they place on developing women leaders and encouraging their contribution in the workplace.  We are equally 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 women in our community.  JWLF is also proud of its partnership with area non-profits that highlights the work these organizations do in our community to advance the development of women and girls on the First Coast.

If you have not attended a JWLF Forum or one of the various events offered throughout the year, we extend a welcome to our community and are confident that you will be inspired to share in this experience and meet others who will both support you personally and enhance your professional advancement.

For those of you who return year after year, thank you for your loyalty and your eagerness to continue growing, learning, and developing your leadership skills.  We are grateful that you are a part of this dynamic organization, helping to propel each other forward and upward!

I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to the talented women who make up the JWLF Board. Thank you so much for your time, dedication, and attention to our events, and for your unwavering support of professional women across the First Coast.


Diane Williams, JWLF Chairwoman, and President