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The West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) is a local boutique conference designed to give you the tools to lead, succeed and grow. Inspired by the City of West Hollywood’s Core Values, our mission is to provide the support for women to be successful leaders in their private lives, in business and in the community.


Produced by the City Of West Hollywood


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The Conference Features:

  • Dynamic Speakers
  • Film Screenings
  • Compelling Panel Discussions
  • Expert-led Trainings
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Keynote Luncheon
  • Exhibitor Hub Area
  • And much more!

The Conference Promotes:

  • Leadership Development
  • Advancing the Status of Women
  • Economic Empowerment and Opportunities for Women
  • Equality
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Advocacy and Activism
  • Civic Involvement
  • Community Engagement
  • Exchange of Ideas
  • Networking
  • Mentorship
  • Health and Wellness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Self-Development

Past Conference Speakers

  • Geena Davis, Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
  • Mallika Chopra, Author and Founder and CEO of Intent.com
  • Agape Stassinopoulos, Author, Unbinding the Heart
  • The Honorable Sheila Kuehl
  • Sandra Fluke, Lawyer and Social Justice Activist
  • Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering, Producers and Director, The Invisible War and The Hunting Ground
  • The Honorable Judy Chu, U.S. Representative
  • The Honorable Fran Pavley, CA State Senate
  • Natalie Mains, Dixie Chicks
  • Jane Lynch, Actress/Producer
  • Christine Essel, CEO, The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles
  • Madeline DiNonno, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
  • Maria Hall-Brown, PBS SoCal
  • Jess Weiner, Author and Global Ambassador for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund
  • Jodie Evans, Code Pink
  • Dr. Cheryl Saban, Founder of the Women’s Self-Worth Foundation & Author
  • Marie Da Silva, Founder of the Jacaranda Foundation & 2008 CNN Local Hero
  • Sharon Davis, Former 1st Lady of California
  • Tova Bonem, LA Confidential
  • Sandy Banks, Journalist, The Los Angeles Times
  • Bonnie Abaunza, Vice President, Remote Control Charitable Foundation & Human Rights Activist
  • Cecilia Peck, Academy Award-winning Filmmaker
  • Barbara Kopple, Filmmaker
  • Lisa Pinto, Regional Director, Office of Representative Henry A. Waxman
  • Rachel Michelin, Executive Director, California Women Lead
  • Katie Buckland, Former Executive Director, California Women’s Law Center
  • Angela Robinson; Director; The L Word
  • Robyn Ritter Simon, National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Kay Buck, Executive Director, Coalition Against Slavery & Trafficking Inc.
  • Cecilia Moreno, Publisher, Genlux Magazine
  • Lorna Chiu, Doctors Without Borders
  • Sue Dunlap, CEO, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
  • Abby J. Leibman, President/CEO, MANZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
  • Bonnie Bruckheimer, Film & Television Producer & Women’s Media Advocate
  • Monica Dodi, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Women’s Venture Capital Fund
  • Lisa Gates, Founder, Trainer and Coach, She Negotiates
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