Guest Profile

Leslie Grossman

Company: Women's Leadership Exchange
Location: NY
Industry: Consulting,Professional Organization

Leslie Grossman has been a leader and advocate for women's business success for more than 20 years. She is cofounder of Women's Leadership Exchange, and its leadership development program, LEXCI; she is an expert in marketing to women in business; the author of SELLsation: How Companies Can Capture Today's Hottest Market: Women Business Owners and Executives; and was an entrepreneur for 25 years, starting her first business at the age of 25. Her marketing to women strategy evolved into a focus on business women as a result of her experience as a leader of many women's business associations, including serving as President of NAWBO, NYC and NY Chair of the Women's Leadership Forum, a division of the DNC.

Grossman has been active for many years in the small business and women's business communities. Her many awards include: Fashion Group International's Entrepreneur of the Year, the NAWBO National President's Leadership Award , the Women in Communications Matrix Award. With WLE cofounder Andrea March Leslie received the Enterprising Women Advocacy Award and the New York Enterprise Report Advocacy Award.

Grossman is a frequent speaker on women's leadership, entrepreneurship, branding, sales and marketing to women. She credits her husband of 30 years, Richie Abrams, for his constant encouragement; and her son Josh and daughter Sara for inspiring her to make the world a better through the leadership of women.