Upcoming Events

We believe in always learning. Our events cover a wide range of topics that are current and relevant.

Cornerstone Program

We are currently recruiting for our next class of amazing professionals.

LO Happy Hour

Join us on October 21st at 5th Tavern for a fun night re-connecting with fellow alumni.


Our Cornerstone Program provides the opportunity for you to build bonds and form relationships across many different industries and organizations.

Junior LO

Encourages and empowers young adults through three full-day interactive


Our partners believe in our mission of developing a network of diverse and influential leaders


Our events cover a wide range of topics that are current and relevant to our community and beyond.


LO has given me an awareness of what’s possible and the resources to make it happen.

Our Mission

To develop a network of diverse and influential leaders by exposing them to regional resources and issues,
and challenging them to reach their full personal, professional,
and public leadership potential.

Our Sponsors

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Leadership Oakland Alumni

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Cheryl Boodram featured in Top of Troy

LO alumna is highlighted as a top female business leader at annual Troy Chamber event.

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Susan Morgan Bailey speaking at FinanceNext!

speak on managing the cultural factors and expectations affecting employees’ return to workplaces and how employers can manage, influence, and support business objectives and employees’ career goals.

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LOXXXI complete project for Care House

LOXXXI completed a brand new healing room for children to enjoy toys, games and a comfortable, safe space before treatment.


C.J. Felton

New Executive Committee announced for LO. The new executive committee includes President C.J. Felton.

Our Blog

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You Don’t Know the Whole Story

Tears of sadness filled my eyes as Clarence shared his story of being diagnosed with advanced colon cancer at the age of 31! They turned to relief as he relayed the news of his remission. Then the questions flooded my mind, “What?! When?! How?!” After quickly doing...

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Slow Down! Networking is Not a Race

Slow Down! Networking is Not a Race It’s easy to feel more professionally connected than ever. Linked-In broadcasts our resume, accomplishments and career goals to the world. New connections are a few clicks away. But, virtual relationships pale in comparison to...

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Seek to Understand – Especially When It’s Most Difficult

As I type this, it’s been two days since the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. The tragedy comes in the wake of several turbulent weeks in our country – the Charlottesville riots; devastating and deadly hurricanes; escalating tensions with North Korea; the NFL and...