100 Wise Women events & keynote speakers announced for 2023 – Registration open for all events, May 10th event nearly sold out

100 Wise Women events & keynote speakers announced for 2023 – Registration open for all events, first event on May 10th featuring Diane Medley nearly sold out

Together with presenting sponsor Chase, the Leadership Louisville Center hosts 100 Wise Women events to bring successful women leaders – Wise Women – together with emerging women leaders to make space for strength and leadership to be acknowledged and celebrated. The events make it possible for women to build a network that will grow their confidence, courage, and connections.

The 2023 event series will feature four unique and dynamic women leaders, including one of the top female financial leaders in the region, a business owner and mother of Grammy-nominated music star, a technology entrepreneur, and a highly respected communications leader and champion of equity, health, and inclusion. These events foster deep, meaningful connection that go beyond your typical “networking.”

The first event on May 10 will feature keynote speaker, Diane Medley, who for over four decades has been a trailblazer – taking on leadership roles in her profession (as the first woman to do so in our region), growing businesses to be among the top in the U.S., and taking on influential roles in the community. She’s received numerous awards and high-level recognition for her achievements and promises to deliver wise words to event attendees.

The 2023 event series will feature keynote speakers:


Registration is now open for all 2023 events at www.leadershiplouisville.org/our-events/100-wise-women/ They will all be held from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave., on the campus of Masonic Homes of Kentucky. Tickets are $50, with savings available for nonprofits and members of the Leadership Louisville Center. Proceeds from the event benefit the Joan Riehm Women’s Leadership Fund. Only a few seats remain for the May 10th event. For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at (502) 561-0458 or email lead@leadershiplouisville.org.

About 100 Wise Women

Designed to increase the base of Louisville’s qualified, connected women leaders, over 1,200 women attended the events in 2022, representing over 320 companies from industries including major employers, small businesses, professional service firms, universities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations of all kinds. Every in-person event has sold to capacity since the series started in 2007 and virtual events received rave reviews. Proceeds from 100 Wise Women go to the Joan Riehm Women’s Leadership Fund, created to allow women to participate in Leadership Louisville Center programs.  Since the scholarship fund was created in 2007, hundreds of women have received scholarships totaling more than $200,000.

100 Wise Women is organized by the Leadership Louisville Center.  The Presenting sponsor is JPMorgan Chase.

Today’s Woman Magazine is founding partner of the event series.


The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 15,000 through its programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program, leadership skills training courses presented through partner brand LeadingBetter™, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.

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