Strategic Partners

Leading NOW is honored to partner with organizations that share our common goal of building an inclusive culture and developing diverse talent. Together, we expand our impact and inform our global perspective.

Our Strategic Partners: 


The Foundation for Women’s Leadership and Empowerment (“FWLE”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2019 to provide the successful Annual Women’s Leadership Conference and other affordable development programs that empower and equip women from all backgrounds – including women of color – for leadership across society as equal partners with men.

Inclusion Partners

Inclusion Partners, a firm based in the United Kingdom, collaborates with leading global research and consulting partners with specific areas of inclusion expertise including, gender, culture, generational, neurodiversity, and inclusive leadership. These collaborations enable Inclusion Partners to work with both smaller national organisations, as well as, larger multinational clients to raise innovation, collaboration and agility.

Informa Connect / Foodservice, Retail & Hospitality

Informa Connect Foodservice, inclusive of storied brands like The National Restaurant Association Show, Nation's Restaurant News, CSP, Technomic and Catersource+The Special Event, brings together market-leading brands, exceptional talent, and deep customer relationships across the growing B2B foodservice market. Our purpose is to build connections while championing the specialist, leveraging unparalleled subject matter expertise to support our mission of better serving what is now the single largest global community of foodservice and retail professionals while delivering top-tier editorial content, digital and print publications and products, data assets, and events that our customers know and trust.

Luisi Tromba

Luisi Tromba Advisors is an agile and progressive, global leadership and executive search solutions firm that helps organizations and leaders bridge the gap between ambitions and outcomes. Widely recognized for its high touch and personal engagement in client organizations, Luisi Tromba Advisors operates in partnership with clients to unlock the potential of organizations to achieve improved outcomes by amplifying the capacity of people across all facets of talent and leadership. 


With more than 2,600 members, NEHRA is the largest, most influential professional HR organization in the Northeast. Founded over 30 years ago, NEHRA's goal is to help HR professionals at every stage of their careers by supporting professional certification, providing relevant and timely educational programs, offering access to tools and resources, and creating opportunities to build meaningful relationships with peers and thought leaders.


WISE — Women in Sports and Events — is the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports. Through a combination of programming and online tools designed to provoke thought, personal and professional growth, and engagement, WISE works to:

  • Assist women in navigating and accelerating their careers;
  • Help women understand their collective value;
  • Foster peer connections; and
  • Champion the hiring and advancement of women in the industry.

Women's Energy Network (WEN)

The Women's Energy Network (WEN) is a global organization of professionals who work across the energy value chain. WEN's vision is to be the premier global organization that educates, attracts, retains, and develops professionals. We do this by offering programming centered around career and leadership development, networking amongst peers, and mentoring with an overall focus on the development of women who work in the energy industries. Founded by Karyl White in 1994, WEN has grown to over 7,000 members across 25 chapters in the U.S., Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.