100 Wise Women series goes virtual – register now for September 10th event featuring Mason Rummel

Announcing the 100 Wise Women Speakers for 2020

Leadership Louisville Center to present 100 Wise Women events – Next virtual event is Sept. 10th

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.

A regional and national philanthropy leader, Mason Rummel serves as President and CEO of the James Graham Brown Foundation, the largest private foundation focused on Louisville and Kentucky. Since 1989, she has been dedicated to making investments to elevate our quality of life and create a flourishing, vibrant commonwealth.

Her leadership journey includes serving in the Reagan Administration as Public Affairs Specialist for Domestic Policy at the White House Office of Management and Budget. She is also a founding member of Grantmakers of Kentucky and serves on boards including the Council of Foundations, Greater Louisville Project, Louisville Promise, and the Kentucky Derby Museum.

100 Wise Women attendees will hear Rummel’s career journey and make connections through breakout sessions facilitated by ‘wise women’ hosts.

Registration is now open for the Sept. 10th event at www.leadershiplouisville.org/our-events/100-wise-women/. This event will be held from 8-9:45 a.m. and will be hosted in a virtual format. The cost is $35. For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at (502) 561-0458 or email info@leadershiplouisville.org.

100 Wise Women is held in partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine.  The Presenting sponsor is Chase. Gold Sponsors are Delta Dental of Kentucky and Thorntons, Silver sponsors are EY and Farm Credit Mid-America. Bronze sponsors are Highnote, Humana, and Texas Roadhouse.

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.

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



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