The Leadership Council continues to look for ways to build our current and future workforce through programs such as the Building Workforce 2030 and the Executive Women’s group. The Executive Women’s group was formed in 2019 to update executive women on Leadership Council activities, sharing ideas on the region’s most pressing issues, and discussing strategies on how to move our region forward. Since the group formed, quarterly meetings have taken place throughout Southwestern Illinois at businesses ran and led by women. The group continues to grow as well as the mentoring experience, personal connections and professional development. The Executive Women’s group is one of its kind in Southwestern Illinois. To learn about participating in the group please contact the office at