Launch of the Women’s Executive Network in the United States with the Women’s Leadership Summit

TUPELO, MS, March 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) is launching in the United States on March 8, 2022, becoming the first and only organization in North America that powers and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all industries and of all ages.

To mark its launch, WXN is hosting the Powerful Women Leadership Summit on April 28, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sheraton Flowood: The Refuge Hotel and Conference Center in Flowood, Mississippi. The one-day event will feature headlining speakers like Judge Glenda Hatchett, star of TV shows Judge Hatchett and The Verdict, as well as chef Phyliss Anderson, Dr Safiya Omari and Vickie Watters.

“It has always been my dream to expand WXN’s mission and mandate from national to international in scope. If we want to take the lead in bringing about lasting change for all women, we need to think beyond borders,” said Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN. “Women face unacceptable barriers in the workplace no matter where they live, and we must hold each other accountable if we are to break them down.”

With its launch in the United States, WXN brings more than 20 years of advocacy, programming, recognition, research and thought leadership to support professional women at all levels, in all industries and of all ages to an audience wider than ever. American women will be able to become members of WXN, connecting them with thousands of women across North America, from emerging leaders to directors and CEOs.

Plus, members receive exclusive access to upcoming networking, professional development and recognition events designed to help them grow and grow both professionally and personally.

WXN is recognized as a leader in gender equity, diversity and inclusion through programs such as:

  • Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awardswho celebrate women who are making a measurable impact within their organizations and communities
  • The Annual Bulletin (ARC)which measures the progress of Canada’s 500 largest companies in the representation of women across the leadership pipeline, including BIPOC women, women living with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community
  • The RAW Courage Coaching Programwhich provides the emotional and mental support women need to pursue their dreams and succeed with confidence during an intensive six-month journey of personal and professional development.
  • An eight-part virtual event series, which helps women learn about relevant and priority topics, tackle their biggest challenges, and grow both personally and professionally.

The Powerfully Empowered Women’s Leadership Summit continues this legacy with lively keynotes, panels and a workshop exploring courage and resilience in leadership. Attendees will learn about the relationship between power and empowerment, the rise of women of color, the representation of women in the leadership pipeline from their first leadership role to board member, and more again.

In the United States, women can register for WXN and purchase tickets to the Powerful Women Leadership Summit at

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About WXN
The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) is the first and only organization in North America that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors and of all ages. WXN delivers this breakthrough through training, events, mentorship, networking, and rewards and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN currently operates in the United States and Canada.

Garry Atkinson
Women's Executive Network (WXN)
[email protected]

Mara R. Wilmoth