Leslie Chalmers Selected to the 2019 Leadership Texas Class

We would like to congratulate Leslie on such an exciting opportunity.  Leslie joined the Chamber in December 2017 and has been an amazing addition to our community.

Leadership Women (LW) announces

The Leadership Texas Class of 2019

82 women competitively selected to explore

Leslie Chalmers, Executive Director, for the Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce, has been selected to join an elite network of more than 6,300 women as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2019.

Leslie Chalmers is one of 82 outstanding women leaders competitively selected from across the state to participate in the longest-running women’s leadership development program in the US. Throughout the year-long program, she will have the opportunity to broaden her perspective on our state by exploring the issues in four Texas cities and receiving cutting-edge information from recognized experts, government officials and other thought leaders which will positively inform her work and community for years to come. Leadership Texas, now in its 37th consecutive year, is the flagship program of Leadership Women, a non-profit dedicated to producing programs to help women recognize their full potential and to encourage them make a difference in their community and in their organizations.

Launched in 1983 as the first statewide program for women’s leadership development, Leadership Texas is patterned after, though not affiliated with, the co-educational civic programs that have found success in a number of cities throughout the state and nation. Leadership Texas is designed specifically to help women learn about critical issues outside of their own industries and spheres of influence. Great leaders recognize that it is necessary to understand the cultural, social and economic shifts before us and the programming of Leadership Texas provides opportunities and access to help the women impact the future of our evolving state.

The theme for the 2019 program year is “ENLIGHTED LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE: LEADING IN THE LONE STAR STATE.” “Participants will visit San Antonio, Laredo, Bryan/College Station and Austin, where each city’s opportunities and response to challenges will be highlighted,” noted Heidi Murray, LW’s Chief Operating Officer.

Through the generous contributions of the Leadership Women Sponsors, the Leadership Texas program continues to provide the most up-to-date information on leadership and issues affecting our state. Leadership Women proudly recognizes Texas Instruments, Southwest Airlines and Essilor as sponsors.

Interested candidates for next year’s series of programs are invited to visit the Leadership Women website – www.leadership-women.org – for additional information and application/registration instructions.

Leadership Women, Inc.
Leadership Women, Inc. (LW) was established in Austin, Texas, in 1974. LW seeks to advance the power of leadership and legacy through programs that connect, inspire, empower and honor women. LW’s first program was Leadership Texas, founded in 1983. To extend LW’s message of strength and build bridges to and opportunities for women, LW founded Leadership America in 1988 and helped in the creation of complementary women’s programs in California, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, among others. Since 1996, LW has been offering a series of national retreats for emerging women leaders called Leadership Pipeline. In 2009, LW launched one day conferences and workshops. Their Leadership International program traveled to India in 2013, South Africa in 2014, Mexico in 2015, Scandinavia in 2016 and will visit Quebec, Canada in 2018. For additional information please go to www.leadership-women.org.

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