Welcome to Women in Leadership of La Porte County

I'm proud to introduce you to Women In Leadership of La Porte County (WILL)! Your investment in WILL provides a platform for unlocking your potential, connecting with peers, and unlimited valuable resources to help in your leadership growth.

In the early 1980s, the Women In Management organization was created with a dedication to the process of developing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships and cultivating new opportunities through networking. The community embraced its mission and the membership continued to grow. With a strong membership base in 2008, the Board of Directors decided to move the organization to the next level and reinvent us as Women In Leadership. We will consistently strive to create an environment for personal and professional growth through utilizing our resources as a community leader in enlightening and empowering women.

We are an amazing group of professional women who offer incredible examples of balancing our careers, family, faith, and community service. Our membership shares a commitment for excellence while offering encouragement, inspiration, mentorship and friendship. We create business development opportunities through our extensive network of women leaders to take our businesses to the next level of success. WILL also strives to positively impact our community by leading the transformation of public policy on issues that affect women.

We offer many online tools to create an interactive web experience to compliment our bi-monthly meetings and special events.

Serving as President is truly an honor. We invite you to join Women In Leadership. Visit one of our events to experience first hand the resources and expertise WILL members have available to them. In the meantime, please visit us at www.women-in-leadership.com where we offer extensive information about WILL. Feel free to email us at board@women-in-leadership.com with any questions you may have. Hope to see you soon!

Shannon Hannon, President
Women In Leadership

Board President

Shannon Hannon, President
Women In Leadership

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WILL's 2015 $500 Scholarship Recipient

Women in Leadership La Porte County has awarded their 2015 college scholarship to Brooke Baima, a senior at La Porte High School.

Brooke maintained a 3.98 grade average and showed exemplary leadership skills in her extra-curricular and community activities. Her activities included: President of the Hanna-Noble 4-H club; Secretary, Student Council; member of the Show Choir; Mixed Chorale; Spanish Club; Girl Reserves, and the National Honor Society. She has been volunteering at All Creature Features Veterinary Clinic in La Porte, and has been a participant in the Relay for Life.

Although Brooke's grades were an important asset for her selection, her essay (a requirement for WILL's scholarship consideration) distinguished her above and apart from the other applicants. The Scholarship Committee was extremely impressed with Brooke and her written entry as to why her leadership skills gained in high school (as well as junior high school, and elementary school) will be of benefit to her while in college and in her chosen career goal as a large animal veterinarian.

Brooke has set substantial goals for her future which include owning her own clinic in La Porte County and using her leadership skills to interact with area 4-H and FFA organizations to instruct them regarding care for their livestock.

"I truly believe the leadership skills I have developed over the years have been for the greater good and will make me a noticeably more equipped college student," stated Brook. "My skills will allow me to take the initiative to complete my school assignments to the best of my ability and to stay focused."

Brook will be attending Anderson University for her undergraduate schooling. In addition to the WILL scholarship, Brook received a scholarship from St. John's Lutheran School, her elementary school alma mater.

Brook is the daughter of Charles and April Baima of La Porte; she also has two siblings.

Scholarship Recipient