2023 WLC Ideation Retreats: Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun

How do you persuade 52 super-talented and super-busy women to spend two days advising a start-up? First, assemble a fascinating cross-section of smart women. Second, convene them in a gorgeous natural setting. Third, ask for their ideas on unlocking the potential women have to help solve global problems.  This was the blueprint for three energizing Women’s...

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Jumpstarting a Powerful New Professional Network 

The invitation went out in the spring. “I want you in,” it began, “on the ground floor of a project extremely close to my heart—something that, in hindsight, I’ve been working toward my entire career.” The source of the invitation was Ann Drake, former CEO of DSC Logistics. The recipients were young women from across...

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Hosting a Strategic Visioning Session 

“Planning,” so the saying goes, “is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” That was the mission given to 23 women who met on a July weekend at the site of the future Women’s Leadership Center at Williams Bay. Their task was to deeply imagine a time...

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