The Center’s history in a brief timeline
• January 2000: Launched by four co-founders—Cathy Allen, Laurie McDonald Jonsson, Christine Di Stefano, and Nancy Hartsock.
• June 2001: The Center held its first Leadership Institute, a 6-day residential program to cultivate young
women students’ leadership skills.
• 2005 and forward: The Center has continued its work as a successful non-profit, working with women of all ages to teach them and to empower them to “lead where they land”.
Founding Board Members
Laurie McDonald Jonnson
Betti Ann Yancey