When the YWCA decided to close its doors in 2014, members of the Junior Board, a group of young professional women, were left to face a challenging predicament- disband with the rest of the YWCA, or do something different? Not wanting to leave a void in the local community, former members of the Junior Board of the YWCA came together and laid the foundation for a group that would be impactful. Months later, LeadHER Greenville was born. They created an amazing organization whose mission is to empower its members through professional development and outreach to the community.

What We’ve Achieved

  • Launched Party for a Purpose, an annual FUNdraiser - that has raised over $2000 towards local non-profits.

  • Recruited and retained over 50 members.

  • Created the annual Women's Leadership Symposium as outreach to the community.

  • Hosted 20+ influential speakers.

LeadHER Greenville gives so much back to our community. We are helping women within our membership and the Upstate at large build each other up and shatter glass ceilings.
— Lauren Winkelman, President, 2016