Women in Leadership Resource Center

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The Vistage Women in Leadership Resource Center provides a collection of resources for member and non-member female CEOs and business owners. Through executive coaching, peer-to-peer discussions, expert speakers, original research, thought leadership and more, Vistage aims to connect female leaders with each other and the greater business community — helping them to leverage these tools to be better leaders, make better decisions and get better results. This resource center will be periodically updated with events and content geared to address topics specific to women in the C-suite.


For Vistage Members

WIL 2023

Women in Leadership | National CEO Conference

The 4th annual Women in Leadership National CEO Conference featured an inspiring lineup of speakers from diverse backgrounds, breakouts on pertinent topics and opportunities to interact with fellow leaders, creating a powerful, can’t-miss member event for the women of Vistage!

This one-of-a-kind conference would not have been possible without the involvement of the community of women in Vistage coming together for a day of learning and inspiration. Check out a recap of the event with takeaways from keynote speakers Randi Zuckerberg, AmyK Hutchens and Stephanie Chung

Vistage Women in Leadership Network

Passionate about becoming or supporting amazing female leader(s)? Join this exclusive internal forum for Vistage members interested in cultivating a rich community devoted to female business leaders.

Our Women in Leadership Network members offer authentic conversations, generous advice and virtual Meetups as a way of connecting on a variety of trending leadership topics. Broaden your circle of female leaders today!

Here are just a few offerings (password req’d): 

Vistage Articles

To celebrate Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26), we asked 14 female Vistage members for the best advice they’d give to younger female leaders and what they wish they’d known during their leadership climbs. Here’s what they had to say. Take a look >> 

JEM Group CEO Jessica Meyers speaks with Vistage CEO Sam Reese about embracing diversity to rise above the competition, what it takes to cultivate an authentic leadership style and why she ties business growth to lives impacted in Episode 7 of A Life of Climb podcast. Take a look >>    

Worried about feeling like a fraud? 2021 Vistage Speaker Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dr. Eve Meceda explains how a growth mindset can help you beat imposter syndrome and overcome those moments of self-doubt that every leader experiences. Take a look >>

Lyndie Hill with son Leo Hoodoo Adventures CEO Lyndie Hill continues to scale new terrain by staying true to her both her purpose and community while growing her outdoor adventuring business. Take a look >> 

Dr. Katherine McGradyCNA President and CEO Katherine McGrady made it a priority that her team values and leverages diverse perspectives. Learn how this prioritization has resulted in finding better solutions to tough challenges. Take a look >>

Looking to hire? There’s a wealth of talent sitting on the sidelines since the pandemic. And as more jobs are created and unemployment hits record lows, CEOs are in a unique opportunity to capitalize. Leverage these strategies to re-enroll women into the workforce. Take a look >>

In celebrating International Women’s Day, we spotlight lessons from 7 exceptional female leaders who were honored in the 2021 Vistage Member Excellence Awards with lessons inspired by former PepsiCo CEO and Chairman Indra Nooyi. Take a look >>

women in business leaderThe longest-tenured female Fortune 500 CEO, Andrea Jung, has battle-tested advice on succeeding in a male-dominated industry. Learn the key qualities and inspired actions. Take a look >>

From new works to trusted tomes, these books by women leaders and researchers are among the most highly recommended by members of the Vistage small and midsize business community. Take a look >>

From our community of high-performing leaders, we selected five remarkable women who were recognized in the 2020 Vistage Member Excellence Awards to spotlight in celebration of International Women’s Day. Take a look >>

Emmy award-winning journalist, founder of CEO Storytellers and Vistage speaker Katrina Cravy helps CEOs simplify their message and practice 4 top tactics to be a confident and charismatic CEO people will follow. Take a look >>


Additional Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women. Take a look >>

Looking to get certified as a women-owned business? The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women entrepreneurs. Take a look >>

The Women in the Workplace study conducted by McKinsey & Company in partnership with LeanIn.Org tracks the progress of women in corporate America. Take a look >>

Guidant Financial took a look at how 2021 affected women-owned small businesses in America and sums up what they may expect in 2022. Take a look at the findings in helpful infographics. Take a look >>

ForbesWomen provides a collection of pieces bylined by female contributors and featuring female leaders globally. Take a look >>

Women Impacting Public Policy is a national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of female entrepreneurs. Take a look >>

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