Inside LGW

The Leadership Greater Washington Signature Class of 2016 met at the Newseum’s Knight Studio to hear from the region’s top arts and entertainment leaders about what their work does for, and to, the larger community. In the simplest possible terms, art, entertainment and hospitality both reflect the lives of those who live here and also contribute to shaping how the region grows into the future.  
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, November 12, Leadership Greater Washington gave active members a first taste of the Thought Leadership Series on affordable housing – a new, multi-session LGW program designed to go in-depth into one of the region’s most critical issues.
Purcellville, VA – On Saturday, November 14, Leadership Greater Washington embarked on a tour of the nearby Virginia wine country in Loudoun County, VA.
Last week, the Washington Business Journal released the complete list of the 2015 ‘Power 100’ – the most influential business, non-profit, government and community leaders in the Washington region. We are proud to report that LGW members made up 17% of the 2015 ‘Power 100’, and that the LGW member-share of the list has grown over the last few years.
Washington, D.C. – On October 23, 2015 Leadership Greater Washington in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), brought LGW members’ efforts and attention to the challenges of addressing regional hunger.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, October 22, 2015 Leadership Greater Washington, in partnership with Leadership Greater Chicago, invited active LGW members to a Pop-Up Encore Program Day regarding violence in our country. The joint group engaged with White House officials, the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – On September 30th, Leadership Greater Washington hosted its annual Fall Kick Off Event at the Long View Gallery for nearly 250 business, government, non-profit and community leaders to mark the beginning of a new year for LGW programs. The event marked the launch of LGW into a new direction with more opportunities for our members to come together around community discussion and driving change.
Leadership Greater Washington awarded the first-ever Maxine R. Baker YLGW Scholarship Award to Rachana Krishnan at its annual Fall Kick Off event on September 30, 2015 at the Long View Gallery in Washington, DC. The award was established in 2014 with generous resources from LGW Member Maxine B. Baker in honor of her mother, a lifetime educator for the DC Public School District. The award is presented to a bright and promising graduate from the Youth Leadership Greater Washington Program.
Last week, Leadership Greater Washington welcomed 59 regional leaders to the LGW Class of 2016 Signature Program Opening Retreat at the historic Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia. The two-day event gave the LGW family’s newest members the opportunity to meet, learn about one another and build critical relationships ahead of the 10-month LGW Signature Program.
The Washington Business Journal recently announced the honorees to their 12th annual ‘Women Who Mean Business’ awards program. Leadership Greater Washington is excited to note that this year marks the highest percentage of honorees to have also graduated from LGW’s Signature Class program – 32% or 8 out of 25. In the twelve years that the award program has been running, 63 LGW members have earned the WBJ’s ‘Women Who Mean Business’ accolade.