Become a Member

The Women Presidents Organization (WPO) is the premier membership organization for women leaders of privately-held, multi-million dollar companies.

To qualify for membership, candidates must:

  • run their company’s day-to-day management as the CEO/President/Partner
  • have an ownership interest in the business at some level

and their company must:

  • be privately-held
  • reach $2 million (USD) in gross annual sales for a product-based business or $1 million for a service-based business
Apply for Membership

The Experience of Membership

Members join professionally-facilitated chapters carefully designed to bring leaders from diverse, non-competitive industries together to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. In this safe, energizing environment, members' perspectives can be understood, challenged, and refined. They can validate everything that’s gotten them this far and cultivate new strategies that will take them even farther.

The Chapter Chair Difference

Our proven roundtable facilitation process is designed to spark insights and drive solutions. Our skilled and professionally-trained Chapter Chairs guide meetings and deliver compelling programming. We foster trusting, confidential environments in which women can explore options, weigh alternatives, and gather perspectives. Peers learn from each other’s experiences and in turn, deepen their own capacity to lead.

Membership Levels

There are a variety of membership levels, each customized to the unique needs of women entrepreneurs at different stages of their leadership journeys.

CHAPTER MEMBER

Members join a chapter in their geographic area (or a virtual chapter) with other business leaders in non-competitive industries.

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

For women who meet chapter membership criteria but live in a region where there is no active chapter or cannot attend monthly meetings

ALUMNA MEMBER

This level of membership is for those who have had chapter membership status for at least three consecutive years and have retired, sold their business, or received special authorization from the WPO. They receive all benefits of WPO, except chapter meetings, and are invited to special events.

PLATINUM MEMBER

This level of membership is for women who gross over $10 million annually. Groups meet three times per year in deluxe locations decided upon by the group.

ZENITH MEMBER

This level of membership is available for women who gross over $50 million annually. Groups meet three times per year in deluxe locations decided upon by the group.

 

WPO NEXT

This level of membership is for members who have rotated out of traditional WPO membership but who still have a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the WPO. They serve as WPO ambassadors to recruit new members, act as mentors, and serve as a think tank. Apply for WPONext here.

Chapter Locations

In monthly chapter meetings around the world, WPO members forge meaningful relationships with peers who spark insights, drive solutions, and celebrate one another’s successes.

There are currently 140 chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and South Africa.

Every chapter is facilitated by a professionally-trained chapter chair, find the chapters and chapter chairs below. Interested in joining a chapter? Contact us.

United States

Arizona

Phoenix - Karie Montague

Scottsdale - Karie Montague

Tucson I - Kandy Hirsch

Tucson II - Kandy Hirsch

Tucson III - Kandy Hirsch

California

Diablo Valley - Allison Tabor

East Bay - Linda Graebner

Greater Bay - Allison Tabor

Los Angeles I - Lindsay Shields

Los Angeles II - Vicki Unger

Los Angeles III - Vicki Unger

Orange County I - Debra Valle

Orange County II - Debra Valle

Orange County III - Marla Noel

San Diego - Tracy Myers

San Francisco - Juli Betwee

Silicon Valley - Elizabeth Becker

Colorado

Denver I - Brenda Abdilla

Denver II - Brenda Abdilla

Northern Colorado - Becky Robbins

Connecticut

Hartford - Cathy Crosky

Stamford - Linda Price

District of Columbia

Washington, DC I - Renee Lewis

Washington, DC II - Liz Whitehead

Florida

Broward/West Palm - Roz Alford

Miami - Linda Lane Gonzalez

Orlando - Cheryl Anderson

Tampa Bay - Lynda McDermott

Georgia

Atlanta I - Tiffany Alley

Atlanta II - Tiffany Alley

Illinois

Chicago I - Laurel Delaney

Chicago II - Laurel Delaney

Indiana

Indianapolis - Kathy Pedrotti Hays

Kentucky

Louisville - Rachel Friend

Louisiana

New Orleans - Tina Meilleur

Maine

Portland - Juliet Browne

Maryland

Greater Baltimore - Liz Whitehead

Greenbelt - Betty Hines

Massachusetts

Boston I - Susan Keller

Boston II - Linda Rappaport

Springfield - Cathy Crosky

Michigan

SE Michigan - Blaire Miller

Minnesota

Minneapolis I - Myrna Marofsky

Minneapolis II - Myrna Marofsky

Minneapolis III - Susan Denk

Minneapolis IV - Sue Hawkes

Minneapolis V - Leah Goldstein Moses

Minneapolis VI - Sue Hawkes

Missouri

St. Louis I - Kelly Ferrara

St. Louis II - Laura Jones

New Jersey

NJ II: Morris - Laura Osborn

NJ III: Monmouth - Laura Osborn

NJ IV: Princeton - Grace Polhemus

New York

Albany I - Theresa Marangas

Albany II - Theresa Marangas

Buffalo - Amy Castronova

Long Island I - Diane McIlree

Long Island II - Lisa Rosenthal

New York I - Diane McIlree

New York II - Stephanie Kasen

New York III - Jan Nolte

New York V - Barbara Roberts

New York VI - Debra Flanz

Rensselaer - Cathy Crosky

Rochester - Amy Castronova

Saratoga Springs - Theresa Marangas

Syracuse I - Rita Reicher

Syracuse II - Anne Messenger

North Carolina

Charlotte - April Simpkins

Raleigh-Durham - Carrie Peele

Triad - Susan Parrish

Ohio

Cleveland - Jeanne Coughlin

Columbus I - Jackie Schetter

Columbus II - Ellen Grinsfelder

Greater Cincinnati I - Tanya Kleindienst

Greater Cincinnati II - Elaine Suess

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City - Annette White Klososky

Oregon

Portland - Kathy Long-Holland

Pennsylvania

Greensburg - Nancy Kukovich

Harrisburg - Roz Alford

Lancaster - Jayne Huston

Philadelphia - LaJewel Harrison

Pittsburgh I - Gina Kallick

Pittsburgh II - Gina Kallick

Pittsburgh III - Rhonda Carson-Leach

Rhode Island

Providence - Susan Keller

South Carolina

Columbia - Ann Elliott

Tennessee

Nashville I - Patricia Shea

Nashville II - Patricia Shea

Texas

Austin - Elizabeth Davis

Dallas - Donna Hegdahl

Dallas Uptown - Donna Hegdahl

Fort Worth - Paulette Turner

Houston - Becky Robbins

Virginia

Northern Virginia - LaJewel Harrison

Washington

Bellevue - Christy Martin & Mary Jane Pioli

Seattle - Christy Martin & Mary Jane Pioli

Canada

Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada I - Laurie Sinclair

Atlantic Canada II - Laurie Sinclair

Alberta

Calgary I - Dawn O'Connor

Calgary II - Dawn O'Connor

Edmonton I - Jennifer Leavitt

Edmonton II - Jennifer Leavitt

British Columbia

Vancouver I - Louise Watson

Vancouver II - Louise Watson

Newfoundland & Labrador

St. Johns I - Laurie Sinclair

St. Johns II - Laurie Sinclair

Ontario

Ottawa - Shannon Lambert

South Georgian Bay - Jill Proud

Toronto I - Enette Pauze

Toronto II - Enette Pauze

Toronto III - Enette Pauze

Toronto IV - Enette Pauze

Waterloo Region - Mary D'Alton

Quebec

Montreal I - Jennifer Rhee

Montreal II - Virginie Audet

Montreal III - Virginie Audet

Mexico

Mexico City - Tere Cepeda

Monterrey - Dora Valdez

Guadalajara - Sandra Zuluaga Rodriguez

Peru

Lima - Victoria Florez

Portugal

Lisbon - Helena Rodrigues

South Africa

Cape Town I - Anni Wilhelmi

Cape Town II - Anni Wilhelmi

Johannesburg I - Anni Wilhelmi

Johannesburg II - Judy Sunasky

Spain

Madrid - Valeria Rodriguez Codina

Galicia - Valeria Rodriguez Codina

Sweden

Stockholm - Lena Möllerström Nording

Turkey

Istanbul - Gaye Goker

United Kingdom

London - Karen Tracey

Birmingham - Karen Tracey

Platinum & Zenith

Platinum I - Linda Graebner

Platinum II - Juli Betwee

Platinum IV - Kathy Long-Holland

Platinum V - Allison Tabor

Platinum VI - Sue Hawkes

Platinum VII - Anni Wilhelmi

Platinum VIII - Teresa Hargrave

Platinum IX - Laurie Sinclair

Zenith I - Debra Von Storch

Zenith II - Brenda Wade

Virtual Chapters

Virtual I - Roberta Goheen

Virtual II - Denise Smith

Virtual: Cross Border Focus - Enette Pauze

LATAM (Latin America) - Valeria Rodriguez Codina