About Women's Leadership Alliance

The Women’s Leadership Alliance is an affiliate of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce—a network of professional women who help support the leadership and professional and economic growth of their peers throughout the Hudson Valley. The WLA collaborates with women’s organizations throughout the region to post events and information of concern to women on their website. Our successful Mentor Program matches eligible applicants with a professional, who serves as a mentor, in an effort to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Our networking opportunities—attended predominately by women—offer a collegial, friendly environment for developing meaningful business relationships. Our periodic seminars offer educational ways to grow and learn—both personally and professionally.


The 2014 WLA Nonprofit of the Year is House of Hope Women’s Shelter. House of Hope is part of the House of Faith Ministry, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of hurting women who have been victims of domestic violence in Dutchess County, New York. "Our purpose is to minister life, hope and the healing love to women who are dying mentally, emotionally and spiritually; due to unresolved present and past hurts, wounds, dependencies, and addictive behavior. We believe that every person no matter how young or how old deserves to be safe from harm by those who live with them, care for them, or come in daily contact with them. We believe that no one deserves to be abused regardless of their faith or economic status. Find out more about House of Hope Women’s Shelter"