Women Leaders in Family Business

Inspiring - Empowering - Connecting - Learning

Welcome to Women Leaders in family Enterprise

Welcome to Women Leaders in Family Enterprise (WLife), a non-profit 501(c)(3) community where women in family business learn, grow, connect, and build legacies they are proud of.

WLife offers workshops, networking, virtual and in-person events, tools, and resources that challenge traditional family business stereotypes and help women become more powerful and innovative leaders. Women in family-owned businesses are taking charge of their careers and redefining what success looks like with the power of the WLife network behind them.

When you join our inclusive community it will empower you to realize your aspirations and goals while building, growing, and sustaining your family enterprise.

Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.
Anne Sweeney

Who is WLife for?

WLife was created by women in family-owned businesses for women in family-owned businesses. Whether you’re working in the business, sit on the board, are an owner, or are considering joining your family business, WLife brings a unique opportunity for all family business professionals to participate in empowering opportunities that are uniquely designed to help women in family businesses thrive.

Business women.

Grow Your skills and knowledge

Learn the latest in business administration, day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and leadership.

Recognize Your value

You are a critical part of the family business team.

Discover collaborative relationships

Build relationships and find support when you join our community.

Inspire Yourself and Others

Creativity, innovation, and leadership thrive in WLife members.

WLife is for me.

active participant

I am an active participant in a family enterprise as a shareholder, beneficiary, employee, or person involved in family governance.

any stage

I can be at any stage of my career. WLife offers a membership plan that will support my learning and growth path.

supports women

I am a person that supports women in family businesses. As an all-inclusive organization, we are open to women, men, and gender-diverse persons.

Why WLIFE Data Chart

WLife Members are Unstoppable

Are you ready to discover your full potential?

You deserve to be part of a community that will build your best unstoppable you. Our tailored resources and tools, impactful conversations, and one-of-a-kind events are designed to disrupt the status quo and address the unique situations that impact women in family-owned businesses.

WLife offers free and paid membership levels to welcome you into a community that will help you achieve your personal goals and build, grow, or sustain your family business.


No cost to join today!

With the freemium membership plan you have access to 

  • Articles and resources that highlight the issues and triumphs experienced by women in family-owned enterprises.
  • WLife podcasts that provide a unique perspective and personal experience insight from female leaders.
  • Invitations to Freemium WLife in-person and virtual events, and our annual conference.



With a premium membership you’ll have access to

  • All freemium member benefits
  • Member portal with additional exclusive tools and resources
  • Full research reports on key findings regarding women in family business
  • Access to our member directory
  • Premium member communication channels
  • Peer-to-peer programs
  • Free attendance for all events including our annual conference.

Are you ready to have experiences, find motivation and support, and connect with other women in family-owned businesses?

Opportunities for Women in Family Business

Events and programs to help you level up

We’re on a Mission to Empower Women in Family Business

By women in family enterprises, for women in family enterprises, WLife lifts up women in family businesses.

When we lift up women


When you become part of the enlightened and inspired WLife community you are part of real change.


WLife positively impacts all family members and enables the family business to thrive in every way; free from negative biases, practices, and other barriers that get in the way.


WLife is leading the way to provide support for women in family enterprises in leadership and professional development, mentorships, networking, and economic opportunities.


We are an organization without boundaries that embraces all who are connected to a family business. WLIFE operates on a national scale with a local focus via its state-based chapters.
Don’t just stand for the success of other women; insist on it.
Gail Blanke

Blog and Resources

Stay in the Know


Summer mountain hike

Best suite for your small startup business lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consiquest.

Jonathan Smith

Street painting contest

Best suite for your small startup business lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consiquest.

Jonathan Smith

Science lab workout

Best suite for your small startup business lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consiquest.

Jonathan Smith

The WLife difference

Create a Legacy with Your Story

The one thing that sets you apart is your personal story. In a family enterprise, it’s what creates a lasting legacy. Join the WLife community and realize your potential as a woman and member of your family business.