WCA Leader Lunches provide opportunities for members to connect with leading communications professionals. Held several times a year, these popular sponsored lunches provide a small group setting to create informal conversation. For members, the lunches provide rare opportunities to meet and learn from women who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their fields and made lasting contributions to their local community. Space is typically limited to 15 members and filled on a first-come, first-served basis and is open to members only.
See the WCA Events Calendar for the next scheduled Leader Lunch (there may not always be one listed on the calendar, but if you are a member, you will be notified by email about all Leader Lunches).
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