The Women Presidents' Organization — Philadelphia Chapter

Lesley Mallow Wendell serves as the Philadelphia Chapter Chair for the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and facilitates a monthly roundtable of women entrepreneurs.

About the WPO

The WPO, headquartered in New York City, is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. Members take part in professionally-facilitated peer advisory groups in order to coax the “genius out of the group” and grow their businesses to the next level. The WPO currently boasts over 82 active chapters and over 1,500 members across the US and in Canada.

Each chapter meets monthly, and consists of 10 – 20 women who are presidents/CEOs/Managing Directors/etc. of their companies. Chapters are not permitted to have more than one business in the same industry. At-Large Membership is available for women whose schedules make it impossible for them to commit to monthly meetings or for areas in which the WPO does not yet have a chapter.

For more information visit the WPO website.

WPO Member Benefits

WPO members are presidents and CEOs of multimillion dollar businesses. Their time is precious, as is yours. Below are some of the benefits of membership as well as the reasons why our members are so willing to commit to the organization and participate in the monthly roundtable meetings.

  • Increase the business and financial success of your business and your peers.
  • Develop innovative solutions to business challenges through discussions held in a confidential environment.
  • Provide and participate in continuing education in business and leadership.
  • Increase awareness of women's issues and opportunities.
  • Access a forum where women presidents can make strategic contacts and promote business development.
  • Increase the visibility of your business on the local, national, and international levels.
  • Access additional business resources including:
    • monthly newsletters
    • members-only webcasts
    • members-only podcasts
    • membership directory
    • media referrals
    • annual conference
    • members-only programs
  • Advance the influence of women in the business and financial community.
  • Reenergize and revitalize yourself in your role as a woman president, thereby leading to a more productive balance in work and life.
  • Celebrate your success and the success of your peers.