Future Leaders Fest

Thanks to everyone who attended WILMA’s inaugural Future Leaders Fest!

WILMA’s annual Future Leaders Fest is geared towards high school and middle school aged girls and includes fun + interactive workshops including STEM activities, inspiration stations with music, dance, art and more.


Connect with local female leaders to learn, grow and be mentored!

Want to catch up on the 2022 Fest? See below to view a list of participating exhibitors and activities.

Stay tuned for event photos….coming soon!


2023 event date coming soon…


Event photos coming soon!

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Let us know what you thought about the 2022 WILMA Show + Future Leaders Fest. Click here to submit a feedback survey.

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Future Leaders Fest Exhibitors

Click here to check out the list of local businesses that participated in the 2022 Fest!

Film Making with Honey Head FilmsShoot Like A Girl Film Camp

Programming with Code Ninjas

Repairing Tendons, Joints + Bones with Wilmington Health

Caricature Making with artist HP Fangs

Making Optical Fiber with Corning Incorporated

Budgeting with  Self-Help Credit Union

Making Trail Mix with  Dietitian Kaitlyn

Operating Robots with Wired Wizards

Innovation Challenge with UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Science Experiments with Young Scientist Academy

Hair Design with Cape Fear Community College’s Cosmetology School

Graphic Design Project with Cape Fear Community College

Creating & Decorating Ornaments with Power Tool Demonstrations with Cape Fear Professional Women in Building

Bracelet Making & Wax-Resist Painting on Canvas with DREAMS of Wilmington

Thinking on Your Feet with Live Oak Bank

Explore Everyday Cool “Stuff” Created by Engineers with GE Hitachi

About Future Leaders

Future Leaders Fest is WILMA’s newest initiative aimed at connecting high school and middle school girls with successful women in our region, career possibilities and a range of fun activities.

The Future Leaders Program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative. 

Interested in learning more about WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative?

For sponsorship opportunities, contact marketing@wilmingtonbiz.com

For events and programming questions, contact Elizabeth Stelzenmuller, events director, at estelz@wilmingtonbiz.com

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