Inside LGW

On November 7th, LGW held its first Author Showcase sponsored and hosted by Pepco Edison Place Gallery, spotlighting eleven LGW authors. Within our network, members have written books on a variety of topics including leadership, journalism, and social sciences. Each LGW author briefly shared with attendees a quick synopsis of their book and its inspiration, ranging in stories of dressing as Santa Claus to life in the Washington region.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Andre Banks ('18), a graduate of the Class of 2018: Making A Scene. Can you give us some background or insight into your personal leadership path – including your sources of inspiration and most important lessons learned?
On October 25, leaders from the region's private, non-profit, and government sectors came together for Leadership Greater Washington's Third Annual Future of Greater Washington, a Leadership Exchange sponsored by Accenture and hosted by Gallup. The event was presented in partnership with Leadership: Arlington, Fairfax, Howard, Loudoun, Montgomery, Prince George's, and Greater Baltimore. The return of the acclaimed leadership exchange signifies the positive impact of collective leadership and initiatives dedicated to advancing the Greater Washington region. 
LGW’s latest Community Service Day focused on the effects of poverty and what members can do to help those in their communities. LGW partnered with non-profit, A Wider Circle. Under the leadership of Mark Bergel (’16), Founder & Executive Director, A Wider Circle seeks to end poverty by inspiring, fostering, and measuring individual and community change. A Wider Circle’s efforts focus on the provision of basic need items, workforce development, wraparound support, and neighborhood revitalization.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Cary Hatch ('00), a graduate of the Class of 2000: Millennial Mosaic. Can you give us some background or insight into your personal leadership path – including your sources of inspiration and most important lessons learned?  I’ve always admired and been inspired by entrepreneurs. The mantra of: “Decide, Commit, Succeed” resonates with me. I’d add to that “Give Back” and “Repeat”.
Tuesday, July 24: Annie Lowrey -- Give People Money
On Friday, July 13, Leadership Greater Washington had the pleasure of welcoming Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Bunch is celebrated as one of the nation's leading figures in the historical and museum community and was recently featured on Politico's Annual 50 List. More than 100 LGW members, and regional leaders attended the inspiring conversation, moderated by Richard Bynum (‘13) of PNC.
Every month LGW highlights a new member of the Leadership Greater Washington Community. This month we had the pleasure of getting to know Karen Wawrzaszek, recent graduate of the Class of 2018: Making a Scene. 
YLGW Class of 2018 alum Bijou Barry recently shared her Youth Leadership experience during this year's Annual Meeting. Bringing leaders t their feet, Bijou shared insights and wisdom on leadership and her trajectory as a young person creating change today. Enjoy her entire speech below. 
After a successful six months of programming and engagement, LGW's Thought Leadership Series in partnership with Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers has come to a close.