How to Join

To become a WEDLI member:

  • A candidate must attend three meetings within a 12-month period;
  • Be sponsored by a member in good standing and a membership chair;
  • Submit a written application for board approval; and
  • After board approval, pay the applicable first year's dues of $100 prior to installation as a new member.


  • A Full Member candidate should be in a position of leadership or on track for a leadership position, be a decision-maker or an influencer within her company or organization. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate her community involvement.
  • The candidate should work either in economic development or for a company/organization with impact on economic development.
  • The candidate should also be interested in the goals and purposes of WEDLI.
  • Annual membership dues are $200, but $100 for the year of induction.


  • A Corporate Member shall be a company from which an employee is already a Member or Alumna Member. A Corporate Member shall not have voting rights, may not be on the Board of Directors and may not be an officer or serve on a committee. Corporate Membership annual dues are $500 and are in addition to Member or Alumna Member dues.
  • An unlimited number of employees at a Corporate Member company can attend monthly breakfast meetings at the Member rate.
  • Two employees at a time can attend Member-only events.
  • Corporate Members are recognized on WEDLI’s website and on event emails as a corporate sponsor.
  • Corporate Members have the option of including promotional items in the annual holiday lunch tote bag.

For more information, please contact Membership Co-Chairs: Jodi Bloom-Piccione or Julia Lee.