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"LGW has an amazing pool of talent, past and present.  I think the new team and board of directors are breathing new energy and fresh insights into the organization and I see the fruits of those labors already.  The board, staff and alumni are working very diligently to create and implement a new vision that matches the times in which we currently live in the region. I am extremely proud to be an active member." -Terri J. Copeland ('15), S.V.P. and Territory Executive, Community Development Banking, East, PNC Bank  
"I envision the region as one that is not divided by the geographic boundaries that exist today. So many issues have an effect on all of the DMV, I envision a region that tackles challenges with cohesion.  There is a space where everyone can win, and LGW will and should be the convener in that world where cross-collaboration is more the norm than the exception." - Pinkie Dent Mayfield ('01), LGW Board Chair-Elect; Vice President of Corporate Solutions & Assistant Treasurer, Graham Holdings  
At the end of the summers, the region's nonprofits, associations, government offices, and NGOs say goodbye to tens of thousands of summer interns as they head back to lecture halls all across this country. As such, it's come time to say goodbye to our amazing summer intern, Liv Rhodes, a rising junior at Vassar College. 
"Each [LGW] member is always looking for something, and for people privileged enough to participate in the program, that can mean professional support, guidance, information, business opportunities, ways to get involved in the community, or simply looking for a friend. Staying connected is the best way to bridge needs among LGW’s members." - Phyllicia Hatton ('95), M. Div, President, Phenomenal Productions, LLC
Over the past year, our members’ continued engagement at LGW programs and events has aided our organization in the pursuit of our mission to bring the region’s top leaders together around community issues. We’ve expanded the benefits we offer to our members to learn, connect and grow by exploring new ways through which our members can take advantage of the LGW network. As we head into FY17, we want to ensure the diverse perspectives, connections and experiences of our members are included in the important conversations we facilitate around the issues affecting our communities.
LGW Treasurer Jeff Rubery ('10) pictured delivering Treasurer's Report to nearly 200 LGW members.
Dear Friends, This past Wednesday, June 29th, Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) held its Annual Meeting of the Membership.  It was great to see so many members in attendance.  For those who were not able to attend, I want to share with you the Strategic Vision that was presented at the meeting. 
Two promising leaders from the Youth Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2016 joined nearly 200 LGW members - some of the region's top leaders - at the 2016 LGW Annual Meeting to share some some memorable experiences and lessons learned during their program. LGW every year is lucky to have such engaged and forward-thinking students to work with on issues like diversity, social action, public health, leadership and the arts.
I consider myself to be a late bloomer in my career. Admittedly, I wandered around for a while trying on different jobs in my field looking for the right “fit”. It was always something “out there” that made each job less than ideal. The perfect job never seemed to reveal itself.
This morning, LGW members and other professionals from around the region gathered for LGW’s first Flash Mentoring session, hosted in partnership with Twomentor, LLC, MentorPrize and PNC Bank. Throughout the event, our participant-leaders gained important insights into how to be effective mentors and mentees, practiced those skills in a ‘speed-networking’ setting and learned of valuable opportunities to take their mentoring prowess into the region’s nonprofit community.
The last session of the Signature Program – the Closing Retreat hosted at the historic Airlie Center near Warrenton, VA – is typically a look back at the connections built and community topics explored with other classmates, Mindtrust confidants, and close friends.