Women's Leadership Council

Educating, Enriching, Empowering Women

Mission and Purpose

The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of Westmont College seeks to recognize and empower women. Through this council, women in our community—professors, staff members, alumnae, friends and students—will create a tradition of female leadership and support at the college.



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Key Initiatives

  • Assist in attracting new female leaders in our community to Westmont and involving them in the life of the college
  • Engage alumnae, parents and friends who’ve become leaders in their chosen fields by strengthening their connection to each other and to the college
  • Offer special activities and events on campus and in the community that discuss contemporary issues relating to women

Featured Speakers

Teresa Goines (2016)
Kathy Ireland (2017)
Shauna Niequist (2018)
Megan Alexander (2019)
Tamika Catchings (2020)
Lupita Knittel (2023)
Natalie Taylor (2024)






“We hope that leaders in our community will join with us in supporting young Westmont women. Your involvement will enrich and empower these women well beyond the years they spend as students at the college.”






  • Kim Crawford ’00
  • Courtney DeSoto ’94
  • Amy Eddy ’02
  • Denice Fellows, chair           
  • Anna Grotenhuis
  • Cheryl Miller  
  • Sherry Nasseri ’00
  • Drew Parisi ’05
  • Mindy A. Wolfe ’94
  • Kimberly Yim ’94  
  • Sarah Camp, Assistant Vice President of College Advancement    
  • Janay Marshall ’01, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Toni Ramos, Student Career Services Specialist     
  • Reed Sheard, Vice President of College Advancement and CIO
  • Mary Pat Whitney, Director of Public and Advancement Events

The current council builds on the extraordinary contributions, energy and passion of its past members:

  • Anna Grotenhuis, co-chair
  • Penny Jenkins, co-chair
  • Andria Kahmann, co-chair
  • Kirsten Moore, Women's Basketball Head Coach / Associate Athletic Director


Women's Leadership Council Luncheon | January 19, 2024.

Learn More


To learn more, please contact: 

Toni Ramos