The Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley announces the return of, “Let’s Interact: A Speaker Series”.

September 05, 2023

Palm Desert, California – August 31, 2023 – The Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley (WLF) announces its highly anticipated 2023-2024 Season with the return of its immensely popular, “Let’s Interact: A Speaker Series.” The inaugural event will take place on September 7, 2023, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Classic Club, setting the stage for an engaging and inspiring journey that will run monthly from September 2023 to April 2024.


“Let’s Interact” is more than just an ordinary networking or educational event; it’s an opportunity to forge meaningful connections and foster relationships that go beyond the traditional business setting. President Jenell Vandenbos expresses, “It is about building and strengthening meaningful relationships with the women in the Coachella Valley, whether you have been here for several decades or just days.”


This highly anticipated event brings together women from across the valley, offering a platform to share experiences, inspire connection, and exchange valuable advice. Membership reflects the growing diversity within the valley, and these monthly sessions showcase local Coachella Valley women who are making a remarkable difference in our community and serving as role models for aspiring young women leaders.


New resident and WLF Vice President Chris Carter, who recently relocated from Atlanta, GA, shared her experience, stating, “This is a terrific way to get involved in the community, develop new friendships, and discover women-owned and operated products and services. As this area welcomes a growing number of new residents, WLF acts as a remarkable support system, nurturing a thriving community where members can explore new opportunities and connect with like-minded professionals.”


This September’s kick-off event promises an engaging and interactive mindset workshop that aims to elevate leadership skills. The session will be facilitated by Katie Stice, President and CEO of the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce. Attendees will also hear from WLF business members, who will each introduce their business, products, and services to attendees with special offers and incentives.  Headshots will be taken by photographer and business member Lani Garfield, with proceeds supporting the Young Women Leaders scholarship fund.


WLF Platinum Sponsors include Desert Oasis Healthcare and Desert Care Network along with Gold Sponsors Blanke Schein Wealth Management, Cruise Planners and Pure Barre.


We are delighted to recognize our returning members: buzzbox, Chase, City of Palm Springs, Coachella Yoga, Create Center for the Arts, Cruise Planners, Cyber Dating Expert, Desert Health News, Desert Vascular Associates, Desert Wine Shop on 111, Dorsey Management Consulting, Eleanor Oliver Coaching, LLC, Elements in the Desert, Enchanted Memories, Farley Interlocking Pavers, FG Creative, Inc., Guaranteed Rate, Jenell VanDenBos & Assoc. Real Estate, JustUs Skincare, Kenyon Carter Saxophonist, Morgan Stanley, New York Life Insurance Company, Pacific Coast Palate, Photos By Lani, Proper Solutions Staffing, Rexpert Marketing, SBEMP, SH Business Stylist, Skin Lab, Solowitz & Associates, Sotto Voce and Wildest Restaurant + Bar. Thank you for your continued participation and contributions to Women Leaders Forum!


We are also excited to welcome our newest members to the WLF: Art Major Studio, Blissful Release Now, Chef Wives Club, Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Christina Joy Realty, Coachella Valley Firebirds, Cord Media Company, Grace Kids Child Care Center, Karlek Therapeutic Skincare, Kate Spates Collaborations, Kiki’s, Optimum Business Consulting, Paint and Fire, Parkinson’s Resource Organization, Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce, and Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation. We look forward to the unique contributions each will bring to our vibrant community!


For those seeking an enriching and empowering experience, tickets for the “Let’s Interact” series are now available for purchase at


For media inquiries or sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Cristina Walters, VP, Communications| | 949-633-6204.


About Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley (WLF): The Women Leaders Forum is a prominent organization dedicated to empowering women in the Coachella Valley. Through engaging events, inspiring speaker series, and impactful initiatives, WLF strives to create a supportive community where women can thrive personally and professionally. Join us on this remarkable journey of to connect, engage and inspire.


WLF runs Young Women Leaders (YWL), an engaging educational outreach program that has served high school seniors throughout the Coachella Valley since 2001. Students who participate in the program receive training, informational resources, and access to women leaders in the community, who serve as role models. The program’s goal is to guide young ladies into roles of leadership and success, as they prepare for college, business, and life. Seniors who successfully complete the educational programming and project requirements are eligible to apply for either a need-based or merit scholarship. To date, YWL has distributed more than $850,000 to nearly 210 deserving young women.