Leadership Institute


The Leadership Institute sponsored by Bloomberg Government expands WGRís programming with a focus on training and education for the mid-level professional. Bloomberg Government and WGR are dedicated to advancing and empowering women and this partnership provides an even greater impact for women in our field, personally and professionally.

The Leadership Institute provides opportunities for professional development and networking throughout the year. Leadership Institute events are reserved for WGR members and guests, only.

Past Events:

  • Engaging a Multigenerational Workforce
  • What is Your Work/Life Fit?
  • Raising Your Hand: Asking for what you want instead of taking what is offered
  • Choosing your destiny: Finding passion, purpose and profit
  • Getting to Yes: Understanding the Bloomberg Government and WGR Salary Survey
  • Diversity and Inclusion Work

Quarterly Leadership Roundtables
These brown bag lunches were created to provide WGR leaders and WGR Empowerment Network members with additional opportunities for professional development and making connections.

Past Events:

  • Building Your Personal Brand
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Moments that Matter
  • Professional Secrets: Continuing your education
  • Professional Secrets: How to manage consultants
  • Professional Secrets: Tips and Best Practices for managing up, down, and around, Mentoring and Coaching

Power Dinners
Power Dinners provide an exclusive networking opportunity for WGR leaders and strategic partners to come together and share stories and advice about being a woman in government relations. The dinners are hosted by one or two high-level experienced industry professionals who will provide their own perspective and life experiences. Power Dinners are sponsored by the WGR Leadership Institute and are by invitation only.

Past Power Dinner Hosts:

  • Majida Mourad Turner, Vice President Government Affairs at Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Reicherts, Vice President, Government Affairs at Siemens
  • Nancy Dorn, Vice President, GE Government RelationsóGE Corporate Legal
  • Laura Cox Kaplan, Member of the Board of Directors, CoStar Group previously Principal-in-Charge of U.S. Government, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Cathy Weatherford, President & CEO, Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)
  • Connie Tipton, President & CEO, International Dairy Foods Association
  • The Honorable Mary Bono, FaegreBD Consulting
  • The Honorable Mary Landrieu, Van Ness FeldmanAnn M. Ravel, former Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission (FEC)
  • Janice Lachance, JD, FASAE, Interim Director at American Library Association - Washington Office. The 13th chief executive of the Special Libraries Association and a former Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

For more information on the Leadership Institute, please contact the WGR office at 703-610-9030.