Who We Are

Our mission at LWE is to create a sustainable environment that brings leaders together and showcases their outstanding attributes and contributions.

Over the past decade, LWE has recognized over 500 of the state’s best and brightest women in an effort to raise the visibility platform for diverse female leaders. In November of 2019, we expanded our mission by hosting The Force For Change Conference featuring music legend Chaka Kahn. The event was attended by hundreds of New Jersey’s most respected female business leaders and entrepreneurs. Little did we know then that this would be our last live in-person event for the foreseeable future.

Once the pandemic hit in early 2020, we were once again called to expand our LWE mission to include our outstanding male colleagues. We proudly showcased New Jersey’s finest women and men who selflessly and brilliantly helped guide us through this unprecedented time. We were proud to highlight these leaders at virtual recognition events and in the LWE Force For Change custom magazine section of NJBIZ.


LWE recognizes and showcases entrepreneurial excellence, service and leadership

  • Celebrate diverse, business, role models
  • Encourage more women to strive towards their business dreams
  • Educate through example
  • Raise awareness for the women leaders who are positively impacting the economy
  • Create media opportunities for the female founders of high-potential companies

The women chosen are leaders among the women in business in our state. Intelligent, creative, ambitious and socially conscious, these women are part of the wave of entrepreneurs rising in New Jersey and across the country.

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As women entrepreneurs, we are the architects of change and we know that more of the status quo is not going to cut it. A special set of leaders is required. Are you ready to meet the challenge? Leading Women Entrepreneurs will bring together the innovators who are writing their own rules, collaborating, embracing empowerment, advocating for women and reaching their ultimate potential by forging new progressive paths to growth. Let’s invest in the success of each other!Leading Women Entrepreneurs offers 3 levels of Membership:

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I just wanted to reach out to Thank you for all of your advice from the Money Power and Media event last May. I have been really proactive with all of your steps and I am starting to see a big difference. Getting involved with the LWE has really helped to get me out from behind the scenes, improve my self-confidence and get myself and company out in the media. I am now on the Board of Directors for the PWC NJ, was recently asked to be on my first panel (see below) and today Vericon was listed in the NJBIZ Top 250 Privately Held Companies in NJ. We are #142 !!! And of course the biggest accomplishment of the year, being a Top 150 2016 finalist for LWE. 2016 has been a huge year for me !

Tricia Russel Vohden

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