Leadership Illinois is a professional and personal support network that brings together a diverse group of accomplished women from all sectors of society to educate, energize and connect, so that each can be a catalyst for positive change.
In 1988, four women were inspired to start Leadership Illinois. Leonore Janecek, Lois Ryan, Vilma Colom, and Peggy Montes had just completed the Leadership America program, and shared a passion to provide a similar program for Illinois.
Who We Are
We're a group of diverse and talented women united by the desire to educate, energize and connect so we can be a catalyst for positive change in communities and workplaces. READ MORE
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Vision and Mission
| "Educate, Energize, Connect"
The mission of Leadership Illinois is to increase the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across the state and inspire them to act on their knowledge of issues and cutting-edge trends facing Illinois, the nation and the world.