As we embark on 2021, we start a new journey with you. One that keeps us largely behind computer screens but emphasizes that now more than ever we need to focus on continuing to connect in new innovative ways that are impactful.

Every year we strive to meet the needs of our community. Networking and lifelong learning are the keys to business success. LWE will continue to provide these capabilities despite the obstacles, by creating an environment where we bring together entrepreneurs, experts, companies, investors, and key leaders in the community.

We invite you to join us in our mission by nominating for 2021, attending our virtual events or by becoming a sponsor.


In place of the in-person recognition events, we are planning three virtual events for our community to network and be showcased safely; the honoree speed networking event, The Top 25 Leading Women Recognition Event and the Top 25 Force for Change Recognition Event. As always, we have surprises in-store, expert guest hosts, interviews, videos, special celebrity guests, not to mention the best and the brightest honorees and stories of what made them Top 25 Leading Women or Force for Change Honorees in NJ!

Save the dates

Top 25 Announcement: June 4th 2021
Announcing the winners for all categories

Top 25 Honoree Speed Networking event
September 14, 2021 6 PM- 7 PM  2021
A night to connect honorees, media, sponsors and VIP ticket holders.

Top 25 Leading Women Recognition event
October 28, 2021 6 PM- 7 PM 2021
Honoring women who excel in innovation and advocacy for diversity.

Top 25 Force For Change Recognition event
November 8th 6 PM- 7 PM 2021
Honoring individuals that made a significant shift to address the pandemic and pave the way for a better future

Weekly Health and Wealth Series Events

Visit the events calendar to see the month at a glance.

LWE is dedicated to advancing women’s lives by promoting health and wealth and raising awareness for investing in self-care and self-mastery. We provide professional development training, strategic networking, educational events and retreats. The mission is to build a path for all women to live an authentic life of abundance in both their personal and business relationships. Now more than ever we need to focus on self-care and self-mastery.

Force for Change Awards

The Force For Change platform in 2021 will recognize those individuals who have positively impacted the lives of others in heroic ways during this global pandemic.

These are individuals that made a significant shift to address the pandemic and pave the way for a better future for NJ citizens and the nation. Their creativity, imagination and unique problem-solving approach positively impact their employee and client needs and paves the path for future generations. We are honoring men, women, and companies who are a Force for Change in their field and have created the most cutting-edge innovations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nominations are being accepted at


Top 25 Leading Women Awards

The best and the brightest women leaders have been recognized for a decade through the LWE platform. The New Jersey region is home to a fleet of talented female entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. An exceptionally qualified group of these women are recognized annually with the announcement of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Brand Builders and Socialpreneurs. This prestigious group of women is selected out of hundreds of impressive nominations based on their strong business acumen and ability to both influence and inspire within their respective industries. Further details about the criteria is listed on the nomination link.


The VIP Exchange

The VIP Exchange is an elite, invitation-only networking club where integrity and reputation prevail. We welcome senior-level executives in the New Jersey area who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and leadership in their areas of expertise. Our mission is to create elite and ever-expanding environments and experiences that will enable the most highly regarded professionals the opportunity to expand their referral sources and business opportunities among an equally respected group of colleagues and peers. Our opportunities are offered to professionals in industries including finance, insurance, law, accounting, banking, mortgage, real estate and more. Visit for the calendar of events.


Our Sponsors

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

New York

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