United Way of Lake County (440)352-3166

Women's Leadership Council (WLC)

United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council 

United Way has a network of more than 60,000 women in 155 communities dedicated to improving lives and creating stronger communities. We believe that when a network of caring, powerful women get together to drive change, anything is possible. Prove us right - help strengthen our work in Lake County by joining United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council today.

Our Mission

The Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of Lake County works to positively impact the lives of women and girls through the philanthropic efforts of advocating, educating, giving and volunteering.

About Us  - Mobilizing the Power and Strength of Women

The concept of United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council is based on the recognition of women as a powerful philanthropic force. The council is grounded in the idea that addressing the most critical needs of Lake County women and girls lifts the community as a whole and creates a better life for us all. Members stand up, unite and take action on issues that hit closest to home by advocating, educating, giving and volunteering. 

The Women's Leadership Council is a dynamic group of women who ignite positive change and impact community - particularly in the areas of education, income and health. Our goal is to continue to grow in diversity to represent a variety of ages, ethnic backgrounds, professions and interests with the shared belief in the work of United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council. 

Please join us today and help us realize this goal.

Our Work 

The women who serve on United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council are impressive, but what really sets this group apart is the freedom members have to invest their time, professional expertise and talent to advance the causes of girls and women in Lake County they feel passionate about.

As a member, the amount of time you have to invest is up to you. Some members serve on committees, some volunteer for heartwarming causes and others join simply to advocate on our behalf while enjoying social events and the friendship of other members. Whatever your interest level, there is nothing like the "feel good" moments our members get knowing their involvment is positively impacting the lives of other girls and women in need here in Lake County. Below is a list of the committees you are welcome to serve on:

  • Executive Oversight Committee

  • Grants Committee

  • Membership Committee

  • Volunteer/Mentoring Committee

  • Events Committee

Click on the links below to learn about upcoming speaker series events, volunteer projects and our grant awards program.


Speaker Series - Community Edification: See What's Coming!

Volunteer Projects: Learn what's on tap!

Grant Awards Program


Leadership & Members

United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council features a dynamic group of women led by chair Ali Hughes of Polychem Corporation.  A complete membership directory is in the works. 

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7am - 8am, unless otherwise noted. The meetings are held at United Way of Lake County's office located at 9285 Progress Parkway in Mentor (just off Heisley Rd at Rte. 2). You are welcome to attend a meeting to learn more!

Membership Information

Members contribute an annual membership fee which helps support programming, grants and projects of the Women's Leadership Council.

Click here for complete membership registration information and an online registration form. We hope you will join us!


Contact Gayle Sikula at 440.639.1082 or via email at gsikula@uwlc.org