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.

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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.


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

Our Blog

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One of my favorite childhood memories is breaking out the Sears and JCPenney holiday catalogs and poring over them to make my Christmas list. So many decisions to make! I still love the holidays but my list has gotten shorter and easier to make, especially this year....

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Taking Time to Celebrate!

'Tis the season for graduation celebrations and Leadership Oakland is no exception. Earlier this month, 54 members of LOXXVI - the self-proclaimed "Best Class ... Period!" - officially graduated from the Cornerstone program. In a celebration held at Baker College's...

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Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program Experience

With only two weeks before the Cornerstone Program application deadline, anticipation is growing as we review the applications already received. The prospective Class of LOXXVII is upholding the tradition of being smart, committed, community-minded leaders from a...