The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. The event is hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region.

Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day.

This event offers many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.

Living through history also means living in uncertainty, but we know that together we can get through tough times and make meaningful change through our leadership.

That’s why our #NLSW2020 theme is RISE TOGETHER and we are hoping you can join us in doing so. We will explore and discuss ways in which we can together,  lift up the women in our lives through our different and meaningful leadership roles.


Every year, we invite outstanding local speakers and presenters to the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women. The Call For Proposals for 2020 is open now!

Apply to present at this year’s NLSW. Applications close August 7th at 5pm.

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Community Guidelines

Our virtual event is designed to be a safe and open space for all participants. Please review and follow the guidelines below if you will be participating in our virtual event this year.



We have an amazing audience of 300+ delegates at the event every single year. Would you like them to learn more about your business? Consider joining these fantastic sponsors! You can access our sponsorship package here!