100 Wise Women series announced – register now for June 24th event featuring Ingrid Hernandez

Announcing the 100 Wise Women Speakers for 2020

Leadership Louisville Center to present 100 Wise Women events – 2020 series to go virtual, first event is June 24th

Together with presenting sponsor Chase, the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine host 100 Wise Women events to bring successful women leaders – Wise Women – together with emerging women leaders to share perspectives on themes presented by distinguished keynote speakers.

The 2020 event series will continue to deliver inspirational leadership stories and facilitate connections to grow the circle of professional relationships for women participants but will be hosted in a virtual environment where needed.

The first event on June 24 will feature Ingrid Hernandez, president of INgrid Design. Coming from a family of designers and entrepreneurs with roots in Cuba and Puerto Rico, she founded a bilingual communications agency in 2002. The skills and talents that led to her growing a successful business are now being activated to address the current coronavirus situation and how it impacts her business operations model. Attendees will learn from the creativity and resilience of this “Wise Woman” and first winner of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) EPIC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Additional speakers for the 2020 series include a woman leader who has held several coveted corporate director roles, a regional and national philanthropy leader, and an elected district court judge.

The 2020 event series will feature keynote speakers:

  • June 24 – Ingrid Hernandez, President, INgrid Design
  • July 30 – Olivia Kirtley, Corporate Director and Consultant
  • September 10 – Mason Rummel, CEO, James Graham Brown Foundation
  • October 28 – Erica Lee Williams, Jefferson District Court Judge


Registration is now open for the June 24 event at www.leadershiplouisville.org/our-events/100-wise-women/. This event will be held from 8-10 a.m. and will be hosted in a virtual format unless in-person gathering is possible. The cost is $35; in-person location is The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave. For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at (502) 561-0458 or email info@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 2019, representing over 400 companies from industries including major employers, small businesses, professional service firms, universities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations of all kinds. Every event has sold to capacity since the series started in 2007. 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, 170 women have received scholarships totaling more than $153,000.

100 Wise Women is held in partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine.  The Presenting sponsor is Chase. Silver sponsors are EY and Farm Credit Mid-America.


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 10,000 through its community leadership 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), leadership skills training courses presented through the Leadership Green Room, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.

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For more information, contact:
Holly Prather, Vice President
Cell: (502) 609-9227