Watauga Women in Leadership 


The mission of Watauga Women in Leadership (WWIL) is to empower High Country women in business and leadership in all stages of their careers. The organization presents events that support women through networking and educational speakers. We hope to enable and grow business, support and mentoring opportunities among professional women in the High Country.



The Watauga Women in Leadership host several events a year, including:

Coffee Connections - Short, morning programs that allow participants to network and share educational experiences. 

Lunch + Learn - This series is devoted to timely topics presented by local professionals. These casual lunch sessions serve to inform our membership about issues, services and projects in our community.

In addition, Watauga Women in Leadership enjoys supporting events sponsored by other organizations that serve and support the women of the High Country.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wataugawomeninleadership


Enhanced Organizational Information

Chamber Members: You will automatically receive the benefit of participating in any of the Watauga Women in Leadership events throughout the year. We will no longer charge a $25 fee to be a member of Watauga Women in Leadership.

Non-Chamber Members: If you and your company are not currently a member of the Chamber, we have two options for you:

1. Join the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and receive the benefits of being a part of an organization that builds relationships and strives to help all succeed in this community.

2. If a Chamber membership is not an option for you at this time, but you still want to participate in our Watauga Women in Leadership group, you may do so by paying a $50 annual fee to enjoy the benefits of WWIL.


Programming and Events

Our plan is to bring you new programming this year, including a gala event in the Fall, while continuing to offer some of the more popular events that everyone seems to enjoy, such as Coffee Connections. Please note that while some events will have a cost to attend, we believe your participation in these opportunities will be worth the investment.

Contact Lindsay Cook for more information or call at (828) 264-2225.

Special thanks to our generous event sponsors, Beech Mountain Resort, First Horizon Bank, and Appalachian State’s Walker College of Business for providing us support which allows us to offer events like these to enhance your WWIL experience.