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.

2020 Summit Agenda

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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9:00 AM 2019 Voices of Florida Women: Continuing the Conversation FSU Turnbull Conference Center Room 108
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     Successful Engagement: Prepare to Win Before You Begin
    3:00 PM     Building Relationships: The Foundation of Effective Advocacy
    4:00 PM     Bringing More Women into Senior Leadership: Closing the Diversity Gap
5:30 PM Capitol Reception / FCSW Installation of Officers Florida Historic Capitol Senate Chambers

Thursday, February 6, 2020
9:30 AM LEAD Summit Guided visits with Cabinet Members and Legislators Meet on the 22nd Floor of the Capitol to divide in groups
10:30 AM Engaging in Florida Elections: A Conversation with Marian Johnson Florida Capitol 22nd Floor
11:40 AM Group Photo
Noon FCSW Women’s History Celebration Luncheon Florida Capitol 22nd Floor
1:30 PM Forum Concludes*


*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.