Great Wines by Great Women


December 2013


Join us for a special WLMA event on December 5, 2013 to discover and celebrate the history of women in winemaking. We welcome Michael Green, one of America's premier wine and spirits celebrities, to be our guide as we taste our way through select wines from women pioneers and mentors in the industry.


Michael's presentation highlights key characteristics of these pioneering winemakers that have contributed to their success and have allowed them to serve as models for women striving to accomplish their goals and break new ground in any field. In addition, Michael will discuss setting the table for success as he teaches us how to leverage food and drink to build successful relationships.








Style Bible: What To Wear To Work



December 2013


Before Lauren Rothman (fashion, style, and trend expert and founder of Styleauteur ) DC was known as the land of ill-fitting, matchy matchy pant suits paired with tennis shoes. Now, largely thanks to Lauren, we are moving into the fashion forward landscape. Besides discussing executive presence, political style, and First Family fashions on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, E! News, and other popular networks, Lauren has just released a book "STYLE BIBLE, What To Wear To Work." In the book, Lauren drives value to your wardrobe and your personal style and with that, to your career and your future. We can all pretend style does not matter – but it does – and Lauren makes it easy to achieve.


At our event, all attendees will receive a free copy of STYLE BIBLE and will hear from Lauren Rothman relating to the ways that women at all stages of their career can make the most of today's available fashions. CUSP, our generous host, is keeping the store open just for us – so bring your credit card and get ready to put all of Lauren's sage advice to good work!



Style Bible













Can Women Really Have it All?

June 2013 


Join WLMA and friends for a special evening with guest moderator Mara LiassonNPR’s national political correspondent, and distinguished panelists representing WLMA’s membership as they discuss thought-provoking questions posed by Anne-Marie Slaughter's article in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All." 

Gain perspectives on how you can achieve your full potential and personal fulfillment. The evening promises to be insightful and empowering, regardless of your career or life stage.


Courtney Lynch, Cofounder, Leadstar 
Elaine Metlin, Esq., Partner, Dickstein Shapiro, LLP
Bizunesh "Biz" Scott, Esq., Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
Pamela Teagarden, MAPP, Founder Teagarden Group








For employees who want to move up and entrepreneurs who want to start up

May 2013


They know what it takes to succeed in business and 
successfully communicate in the workplace. You’ll 
learn how to get your ideas heard, get people to take 
notice and how to take an active role in finding a 
mentor. If you’re already at the top, you’ll discover 
how you can tap into your talent to sponsor others.    


Then, for those of you sitting on a great idea for a 
business, you’ll learn what it takes to put that idea 
into action and how to utilize and navigate the web 
towards your success. is proud to bring together those 
women who have made it to the top to share their 
real world ideas and insights to help you break 
through, too.



Ruth Goran, Founder and 
President of


Panelists »


Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP 
Chair of the Board, Women’s Leadership & Mentoring Alliance 
Chair of the Board, Chicago Foundation For Women


Coco Soodek

Partner, Bryan Cave LLP 
Author of Birth to Buyout: Business Law Boot Camp


Judy Nam

Product Manager, Google







Non-Profit Exposition Featuring a Panel Discussion on the Benefits of Joining a Non-Profit Board

March 2013


In the spirit of the coming Spring, give new life to your charitable involvement!  Please join us for a gathering with other WLMA members and an evening with representatives from local non-profit organizations, featuring an insightful panel discussion on the benefits of joining a non-profit board.

Reception with Non-Profit Representatives


Learn about the mission of local non-profit organizations and identify ways you can volunteer your time and contribute to different causes.


Panel Discussion

A discussion with senior leadership and board members from local non-profit organizations. 


  • What questions should you ask yourself before joining a non-profit board?
  • What are the personal and professional benefits of joining a board or getting involved with a non-profit organization?
  • How does one become part of a board?



Participating Organizations







Can Women Really Have It All?


March 2013


Join us for a very special WLMA event on March 20, 2013 as we discuss and debate the controversial questions posed by Anne-Marie Slaughter's article in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” 


Our select group of distinguished panelists, representing a cross-section of WLMA’s membership, will be led by The Honorable Judith S. Kaye, former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, and the first woman ever to serve on New York’s highest court.


Regardless of your career or life stage or industry, you will benefit from this dynamic, thought-provoking and inspiring event.


Don’t miss it!