WHO WE ARE
The Detroit Women’s Leadership Network (DWLN) is a diverse intersection of women who reside, work or serve in the Detroit area, committed to producing meaningful change in the region. We celebrate the feminine aspects of leadership as an instrument for transformation and support uncommon collaborations that make positive contributions to our community.
HOW WE STARTED
Established in 2014, DWLN transitioned from concept to creation through a masterful collaboration between co-founders Danielle North and Nicole de Beaufort. The initial launch included approximately 30 women and a series of organic events that explored a variety of topics and convening formats. Since then, DWLN has significantly grown and currently engages more than 5,000 virtual followers. With such exponential growth, we have reached a critical moment in our story where we must pause and prepare for the future that we want to see.
We envision a more equitable and inclusive Detroit for diverse female influencers.
To advance the professional trajectory of women by inspiring inclusive opportunities for connection, collaboration and progress.
DWLN esteems women of all ages, races and career stages as valuable contributors; grounded by a human-centered philosophy, we embrace diverse perspectives and recognize the innate leadership qualities that all women possess and express in their sphere of influence.
Danielle North, Co-Founder/ Managing Director
Jennifer Mrozowski, Strategic Content Editor
Nicole de Beaufort, Co-Founder
Shelley Danner, Advisory Council
Charity Dean, Advisory Council
Carina Jackson, Advisory Council
Lori-Goe Perez, Advisory Council
Jenny Poma, Advisory Council
Gina Schrader, Advisory Council
Regina Sharma, Advisory Council
Dr. Naimah Wade, Advisory Council
Strategic Planning Team:
Dr. Naimah Wade
“Taking the Leap” Summit Planning Committee:
The research and implementation of the DWLN membership platform has been made possible in part by the Knight Foundation.