C200 is a professional peer community like no other. Our members lead the world’s most remarkable companies, including Campbell Soup Co., Deloitte, Eventbrite, Home Depot, HBO, HGTV, IBM, KPMG, Guardian Life Insurance Company, Qatalyst, 3M, The Real/Real, Hint Water, Rodan + Fields and many more.
Members include Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange; Kay Koplovitz, the first female network television president; and Christie Hefner, CEO of the first national magazine to have an online presence.
Our members are changing the face of business daily. C200 brings them together to support, advise and inspire one another, so that together, we can advance women’s leadership.
Through C200, members support one another’s professional and personal growth while inspiring and advancing future women business leaders. Specific benefits of membership include:
Our members share our mission of fostering, celebrating and advancing women’s leadership in business. In addition to a proven track record of successful business leadership, they also demonstrate industry and community leadership.
C200 organizes our hundreds of members into regional “Councils” of 10 to 12 women. These groups meet regularly, allowing members to form deep connections and receive personal support and inspiration from the women they know best. Many members say that their C200 Council is their closest and most valuable personal advisory group. If you have questions about Councils or would like to join or lead one, please contact Judy Waak-Pearce.
C200 membership is by invitation only. Members, if the candidate you’d like to nominate meets the requirements below, please contact Meghan McRae to complete a recommendation form. The C200 Membership Committee will interview her, verify her qualifications and invite her to complete an application.
In addition to meeting the financial requirements, prospective members must be recognized leaders within their industry and their community, and committed to advancing other women in business leadership.
A candidate who does not currently meet the membership criteria but clearly has within the last three years will be considered. The Board of Directors may approve additional factors for consideration on a case-by-case basis.
Almost 100 members from around the country met in DC in May 2019 for this inaugural event which included a lunch with senators, a talk with female political newscasters at the National Press Club about women in the media, and dinner at the embassies of Mexico, Hungary, Italy, and Denmark.
Mexico City, Mexico
In February 2016, members spent time enjoying exclusive access to the best of Valle de Bravo and Mexico City, including behind-the-scenes tours of businesses, a visit to the Mexican Stock Exchange, Museum of Popular Art and a visit to the Pyramids outside of Mexico City. Members have the opportunity to see the world and travel internationally together each year.
A group of 22 members gathered in July 2019 for the annual summer retreat at a member’s home in beautiful wine country for 26 hours of programming, networking, and leisure activities. Topics ranged from current affairs, including immigration and the market climate, to board best practices.
Holiday parties are hosted from New York City to Philadelphia (pictured here in January 2019) to Houston to Denver, often at member homes or local restaurants. Members are welcome to attend all events that fit their schedule, allowing them to keep in touch with their C200 friends and expand their networks.
The 2018 C200 Annual Conference concluded with an intimate evening with Former First Lady Laura Bush at the George W. Bush Presidential Library where she shared her experience in the White House and what life looks like now for her, the former president, and their family.
Yellowstone Club, MT
Members supported the C200 Advancing Women initiatives while enjoying a summer break in August 2019 at the beautiful home of a member at the Yellowstone Club. Attendees enjoyed golfing, hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing, zip lining, mountain biking, and more. Members host FunRaisers each year in their homes around the country.
Members get to experience exclusive visits and once-in-a-lifetime access to countless events, attractions, and businesses around the country. Pictured here is a group of our members enjoying a tour of the brand new Allianz Field in Minneapolis in July 2019. These attendees also enjoyed a panel discussion on women in the sports industry and dinner in the Owner’s Box.
Members meet often for intimate meals around the country where they can form more personal relationships with their fellow members. These local connections, pictured here in June 2018 in Nashville, are paramount to excellent member value. Prospects are often invited to join and learn more about the organization.
C200’s premiere event, the C200 Annual Conference, is held annually. The 2020 Annual Conference will take place November 12-15 in Boston, MA.
2020 Annual Conference