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.

GET ACCESS

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

FIND INSPIRATION

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

MAKE AN IMPACT

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

MEMBER OF THE MOMENT

LuzElena Rivers

CEO

Amera

Houston II Chapter

"WPO has given me the support of other women on the same journey, so I don't feel alone."

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NEWS

Call for Board Chair Applications

With upcoming board rotations, the WPO is seeking to widen our pool of eligible candidates for the 2024 Board Chair position. The Board Chair will continue to execute the strategy of the WPO and help keep the WPO vibrant, innovative, and relevant. If this speaks to you, we invite you to bring your energy, experience, and creativity to the table. Come and share your unique wisdom with a diverse group of problem solvers and help shape the future of an influential not-for-profit organization with global impact.

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NEWS/AWARDS

2024 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Application

This year's listing marks the 17th installment of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies™, proudly sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking. 

To be eligible, companies must be:

  • Privately owned 
  • Woman-owned/led
  • The business must have generated at least $500,000 USD in revenue in 2019 and every subsequent year
  • Revenues must be converted to USD

There is no fee to apply. Applicants are not required to be a WPO member and will be ranked according to revenue growth from 2019 to 2023. Applications open January 8, 2024.

APPLY HERE

NEWS

2023 Women2Watch List Announced

The Women2Watch fifth annual listing has arrived! This listing showcases WPO member companies that experienced remarkable revenue growth in 2023, propelling them to new levels of success.

To qualify for the Women2Watch list, WPO members must apply to the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies and meet the following criteria: 

• Privately owned 
• Woman-owned/led
• The business must have generated at least $500,000 USD in revenue in 2019 and every subsequent year
• Revenues must be converted to USD

Be a part of the conversation on LinkedIn here.

VIEW THE LIST HERE

NEWS

Upcoming Events

View the upcoming in-person and virtual events hosted by WPO.

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EVENTS

Save the Date: 2024 WPO Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum

Mark your calendars! The 2024 WPO Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum is set to take place at the breathtaking Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, from May 15-17, 2024. Join us for an unparalleled experience as we gather entrepreneurs, visionaries, and industry leaders for three days of inspiration, collaboration, and growth. Save the date, and get ready to elevate your entrepreneurial journey against the stunning backdrop of Colorado Springs. We can't wait to welcome you to this unforgettable event!

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NEWS

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.

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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.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSORS