About Women Leading Women

We see your passion for making a difference. And we’re eager to let you know you don’t have to do this alone.

At Women Leading Women, “We’re Better Together” isn’t just some sort of catchy tagline. We wholeheartedly believe we are better together because it is God’s created and purposeful design.

Yet we know that being a leader in ministry {someone who deeply feels the calling to bring others together} can sometimes be a weighty responsibility and isolating role.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Over the last couple years, we’ve grown a lot as a team and as a community. The growth we’ve experienced in character, skills, and a re-energized purpose has been a direct result of knitting our hearts with like-minded women in authentic community. And we want to invite you to join us.

Our goal is to give you a gathering place where you’ll find soul-care and resources steeped in biblical truth for your personal growth and renewal. We want to help you lead others well but we’ll start by encouraging you to love and lead yourself well. You will be nurtured here, and you will grow. We did.

Our Women Leading Women community evolved out of a specific need for women leaders, influencers, and encouragers to have a safe place to land. A place where they can ask questions and network with others who are facing similar experiences. From this original group {of almost 7,000 women now}, we discovered that there was a need for even deeper connection.

So we decided to help you find your people.

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A few of the ladies of Women Leading Women at a meet-up.

 

We know firsthand that when we lock arms with deep-spirited, like-minded friends, that all of us have a greater impact on this world.

Together we are better.

That’s why we’re offering this Philippians 2:4 type of community, in which we are “not looking to your own interests but . . . to the interests of the others.” We’re committed to setting aside our self-interests, leaving jealousy behind, and working together to create true community  of kindred spirits are that is in step with the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:25-26).

Women Leading Women is a place for you to find authentic community, soul care, and resources steeped in biblical truth for your own personal growth.

But you might be wondering where and how do you find all that we offer? Well, your starting place is here at the Women Leading Women website. Take a minute to click around and uncover the tools and encouragement we have available to you. Be sure to join our email list so that you can stay up to date on everything we’re putting together for you, like our Leadership Workshop Series, Leadership Tips, Weekly Blog Posts, and future webinars.

Meet the committed leaders behind this active community

Jo Ann Fore

Jo Ann Fore

Eclectic Community Mentor & Growth Leader

With a uniqueness all her own, Jo Ann has this endearing {okay once in a while, maybe it’s actually annoying} habit of focusing on what truly can be. She will stretch you, but she’ll be there to support you. As Jo Ann coordinates the content for our community, she ensures our growth isn’t left to chance–consistently but lovingly challenging us to grow in grace while learning to fully live in the Word.


After homeschooling an overactive grand-daughter, Jo Ann downs a healthy energy drink so she can corral the remaining minutes of the day to freelance as a writer and coach. Passionate about women confidentially living their purpose, she is the author of When A Woman Finds Her Voice as well as a certified LifePlan Coach. Jo Ann blogs at JoAnnFore.com.

Carey Bailey

Carey Bailey

Soul-Care Curator & Creative Nurturer

Carey is a self-professed introvert and recovering perfectionist, who has learned how to make a lifestyle of sabbath-keeping and soul-caring creativity.

You’ll quickly find she’s the one who invites us all to let down unrealistic expectations and make room to simply breath, create, and nurture the lives God gave us. She is also our Leadership Tips guru, offering each of us practical ways to lead well.


Carey Bailey is a self-professed candy junkie but sugar will never match her deep desire for equipping women to satisfy their cravings for abundant life. She does this through life coaching, teaching, and retreat leading. She is a Texas girl who called Arizona home for seventeen years before moving with her husband, Eric, and their two kiddos to Colorado in 2015. After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion from Westminster College, Carey began her twenty-plus year career as a Family Life Pastor working at four different mega-churches before transitioning into her passion-field as a life coach. Connect with her at careybailey.com.

Elisa Pulliam

Elisa Pulliam

Idea-slinging Task-Manager & Chief Inspirer

Elisa, who we call Lis, is a multi-hat wearing, idea-slinging, vision-casting girl, who has learned how to seek God’s will before taking action!

Lis serves our leadership team as our Task Manager, challenging us to check our purpose and ability to follow-through without compromising our God-given calling at home and stewarding our individual endeavors. She is also our Chief Inspirer, passionate about nurturing our relationships while inviting us to experience a fresh encounter with God through digging deeper into the Word. You’ll get to interact with Lis on our live webinars and be encouraged through our Women Leading Women podcast.


Elisa Pulliam is a life coach, coach trainer, author of Meet the New You, speaker, and life-long mentor passionate about seeing women experience authentic life transformation for the sake of impacting the next generation. She is the owner of the Kaleo Agency, a coaching and leadership development company, and founder of More to Be, a ministry passionate about equipping women to mentor the next generation. She strives toward savoring each moment with her husband of 20 years, Stephen, and with their four tween and teenage children. 

Cherie Zack

Cherie Zack

Workshop Wonder-Woman & Head Cheerleader

When you see us in real life, Cherie will be the one who barrels toward you with arms flung wide. She’s a hugger who loves pure and deep and you’ll feel right at home the minute you meet her.

Here at Women Leading Women, you’ll first connect with Cherie as the Coordinator of our Workshop series, where she hosts leading authors and speakers in FREE online workshops that will equip you with practical teaching. Free as in you aren’t targeted to invest more, spend more, or do anything more than come and relax and learn. How refreshing is that, right?


Cherie is a Speaker, Author and Wife Coach. She is the founder of The Imperfect Wives Ministry and Marriage Boot Camp and is the radio host for Imperfect Wives Radio. She recently served for 7 years as the District Director of Women’s Ministries for the South Carolina District Council of the Assemblies of God where she served more than 100 churches. Cherie currently serves as the women’s ministry director for her home church. Find Cherie at CherieZack.com.

Holley Gerth

Holley Gerth

Dreamer & Community Founder

Holley is the girl of God-sized dreams. She originally had a desire to gather a group of women who would come together to connect, encourage each other, and help each other grow. One day on Facebook, she posted  for women who lead other women to contact her in the hopes of putting together an advisory group. That simple social media thought brought about 50 responses in the first hour and proved we weren’t the only ones thinking a group of like-minded women would be a good and wonderful thing.


Holley is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author of several books, a life coach, and a speaker. She also cofounded the website (in)courage and blogs at HolleyGerth.com. Her most recent release is the You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide.