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Women’s Leadership Society

WLS Co-Chairs


Judy Love
Alice Hager

Women's Leadership Society Brochure

The United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Women’s Leadership Society unites women – their time, talents and resources – into a powerful network of individuals devoted to enhancing and strengthening the community through intergenerational opportunities. With an annual donation of $2,500 or more, these community-minded women leverage the collective power of women supporting the United Way.

The Women’s Leadership Society provides a number of educational opportunities to hear from renowned speakers and researchers on current topics relevant to central Oklahoma. In addition, the group hosts events throughout the year to better the community through the collaboration of networking and philanthropy.

A dedicated group of female philanthropists, Women’s Leadership Society’s focus is developing new leadership for the community through encouragement of intergenerational interaction and mentoring, educational opportunities and a shared vision of community engagement. 

Step-Up to Women's Leadership Society 

WLS Step-Up Program members make a commitment now to reach $2,500 over a period of three years, either individually or combined with a spouse. The giving levels are flexible in year one and two and can be customized based on your preferences. In year three, we ask that you contribute the full $2,500 to help sustain our work. WLS Step-Up Program donors are recognized all three years as members of the Women's Leadership Society, invited to exclusive WLS events, and recognized at the $2,500 giving level in the annual Leadership Giving Registry. Download the Women's Leadership Society Step-Up Form

For more information, please contact:

Lexi Skaggs
Director of Major Gifts
lskaggs [at] unitedwayokc [dot] org


Steering Committee Members

Amy Reen
Barbara Eskridge
Berta Fay Rex*
Beverly Funke
Charlotte Richels
Donna Lawrence
Jane Harlow
Jane Thompson
Jenee Naifeh Lister
Jenny Love Meyer
Julie Hall
Kathy Martin
Kirk Hammons
Kristin Peck
Martha Burger
Martha Lippert
Mary Melon
Nancy Ellis
Natalie Shirley
Polly Nichols
Robin Roberts Krieger
Sue Ann Arnall
Susan Edwards
Susie Stussi
Theresa Seitz
Teri Maun
Tricia Everest

*posthumous founding member

Women’s Leadership Society Events

Feb. 21, 2018
Cocktails & Conversations 

"Criminal Justice Reform: How is Oklahoma Doing?"
This reception will dig deep into the current criminal justice challenges our state faces. A panel of subject matter experts will share their thoughts on this important topic. 

March 28, 2018
Annual Women’s Leadership Society Luncheon
More information to come.  

September 2018
Cocktails and Conversations
More information to come. 

December 2018
Holly Jolly Gathering
Tis the season for celebrating and giving back. Join us for a light-hearted get together at the home of one of our WLS members. A collection drive will take place to benefit our Partner Agencies. Live music and festive food and drinks are sure to make this your favorite event of the holiday season.