Meredith Everist

President and Managing Partner, Baylis Architects

Reaching Farther. Together.

We are the WPO

The WPO is a dynamic and diverse collective of women business leaders around the world who share insight in groups facilitated to drive game-changing experiences. Where you can validate everything that’s gotten you this far and cultivate new strategies that’ll take you even farther.

Welcome to the WPO.


WPO provides access to accomplished women leaders who share insight gained from real-world experience.


Inspired by successful peers, WPO members experience game-changing breakthroughs.


Through connection and collective wisdom, the WPO empowers members with the confidence to make high-impact decisions.


Seattle Chapter Hosting a Special Event on September 27th!

When:     Wednesday, September 27, 2023

                   4:00 - 6:00 pm PST

Come meet the members of the WPO Seattle chapters, and learn about the organization where dynamic and diverse women business leaders around the world tap into collective insight to experience game-changing breakthroughs. This event will feature a local panel of successful women who will share how they grew their businesses and how they support other business owners.

For questions, please contact WPO Chapter Chair, Mary Jane Pioli at


Attend Part II of the Fearless Female Funding Workshop: Virtual Funder Matchmaking Webinar on October 11th

Join us for Part II on Wednesday, October 11th from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST with Founders First Capital Partners CEO and Founder Kim Folsom and special guests from a number of venture capital firms and traditional bank institutions.

Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to get matched with the right capital provider for your woman-led business!  Secure your spot today!



16th Annual 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Announced

2023 marks the 16th annual listing of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies™ sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking. 

For the first time in its history, this year's 50 Fastest list is led by three product-based companies in the fashion apparel and jewelry industries, followed closely by companies focused on staffing, technology, food and beverage, and consumer product goods, among others.

The winners were announced during the 2023 WPO Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 11, 2023.

Read the Announcement


Introducing: WPO Perspectives Presented by PNC Bank

What makes WPO membership so special? How has being a member impacted your professional, and personal, life? How has the support of the WPO community changed the game for your business?

Hear WPO members answer these questions and more in a brand-new social media series, WPO Perspectives presented by PNC. We collaborated with PNC, a long-time WPO sponsor and an organization that shares our commitment to supporting women financial decision makers, to capture heartfelt and intuitive perspectives from WPO members about their journeys as WPO members.

These one-on-one conversations will inspire and engage current and potential members alike and provide a glimpse into what makes WPO membership so unique and rewarding.


Kathleen McCarron

Top Dog

Portland Pet Food Company

Portland, OR Chapter

"Always strive to do your best and no matter what you choose to do make it something you enjoy because if you work hard at it you will be successful."


Sponsors and Partners

The WPO is supported by a group of prestigious corporate sponsors that is committed to the role women presidents play in the business and financial communities and is actively involved in growing the organization.