Developing Leaders

The Junior League of Memphis is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Since 1922, the Junior League of Memphis (JLM) has focused on creating stronger communities by developing the potential of its members through training, mentoring and volunteering. We create a sense of community, a fellowship of women, a legacy of mentors and a network of friends who support the Mid-South.

Our goal is to develop women into equipped and trained volunteers – women who can truly make an impact on the community. As part of our commitment to develop the potential of women, the JLM provides on-the-job training through volunteer roles and service. Many members have used the skills learned from volunteer roles to learn new skills, develop professionally and even become executive leaders of businesses and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, our LEAD (Leaders Evolving and Developing) program provides affordable leadership training to emerging leaders of local non-profits.

“The JLM gave me opportunities to learn, serve and lead. The JLM taught me that a committed group of women working together for a common cause WILL have a significant impact on a community. The JLM prepared me to continue learning, serving and leading and, most importantly, to contribute.” – Elaine Hare, JLM Member and Executive Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure – MidSouth Affiliate