The Florida Commission on the Status of Women and our partners from across Florida are proud to present a forum dedicated to educating women about leadership and the legislative process. Attendees gain a better understanding of how ideas become laws and learn the tools needed to be leaders in their communities. This annual event is one of education and inspiration, providing a unique opportunity to observe the legislative process in action. Come to learn from experienced professionals, develop personal relationships and be inspired to work with like-minded organizations to create a better state for the women and families of Florida. February 5-6, 2020, will be filled with networking and learning about how the real-life legislative process works. This is a non-partisan, educational event. Please call 850-414-3531 for additional details.




Important Information for 2020 Attendees

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 LEAD Summit. We expect nearly 200 women to be in attendance at this annual event, so plan to arrive early and have a great time networking and learning the legislative process. We are in Tallahassee to learn and network. This is a non-partisan educational event serving all women across Florida, so please be respectful of others’ viewpoints. Below are links to helpful information that will make your time in Tallahassee much more enjoyable, including information on parking, weather and more. Business attire is appropriate. Please, no jeans or shorts. You will be doing a lot of walking in and around the Capitol Complex, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. The event includes a reception on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday.

When you are entering government buildings, please take security seriously. All security checkpoints include a metal detector. Anything that would be considered a weapon will be confiscated.

Click here for a printable 2020 agenda – Coming soon!

Learn about all of our expert speakers – Coming soon!

Downtown Tallahassee Parking (Plan to arrive early!)

Tallahassee weather (Be prepared)

Take the Trolley

2020 Full Agenda




2019 Full Agenda

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 –  Click on Session Title or Location to Learn More

11:00 AM Optional: House Committee Meetings / Senate Committee Meetings /Tour Capitol *Self-arranged appointments
1:00 PM LEAD Summit Registration and Networking Cabinet Meeting Room, Lower Level, The Capitol
    1:15 PM     LEAD Welcome and Introductions
    1:30 PM     The Power of an Idea: From Concept to Legislation
    2:30 PM     Demystifying the Florida Budget
    3:30 PM     A Seat at the Table: Women on Boards
5:30 PM Capitol Reception / FCSW Installation of Officers Florida Historic Capitol Senate Chambers

Thursday, March 21, 2019 –  Click on Session Title or Location to Learn More

9:00 AM LEAD Summit Guided visits with Cabinet Members and Legislators Meet at the Florida Women’sHall of Fame Wall, Rotunda
10:15 AM Group Photo Front Steps of the Florida Supreme Court
10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour of the Florida Supreme Court  with Chief Justice Canady Florida Supreme Court
Noon FCSW Women’s History Celebration Luncheon Florida Capitol 22nd Floor
1:30 PM Closing Sessions
    1:45 PM      Women in Leadership
3:00 PM Forum Concludes*
3:30 PM Visit House Chamber Gallary for Special Recognition Florida House Gallery – 4th Floor


*Please note that additional speakers will be joining the event as Session schedules allow. All times are subject to change.

This event would not have been possible without the generous support numerous organizations and the FCSW Foundation, Inc.