#WomenCrushingWednesday with Leah Caputo

It’s November if you can believe it! Our #WomenCrushingWednesday series this month will proudly feature the fierce and fiery CWCC staff members who keep this machine running. They are driven professionals, fervent multitaskers, lovers of community, and champions of all the badass women making moves in the world.

We are so grateful for them, so join us in learning a little more about what motivates them and makes them tick.

First, meet Leah Caputo, CWCC Program Manager… the amazing visionary behind the CWCC’s many programs that add value to membership and seek to lift up, engage, and educate women in business.

Leah Caputo

Oficial Title: Program Manager
Unofficial Title: Ring Leader of the Program Circus

The Why: what about the CWCC makes you smile? Why are you passionate about advancing women in business?
My personal support network includes those that challenge and support me while I grow both personally and professionally. I am passionate about the CWCC mission because we help create that network for women in our community.

What is something we’d be surprised to learn about you?
I never played softball or baseball, but yet have a bucket list item to go to all baseball stadiums. This year I just reached number 21 (out of 30). My favorite stadium you may ask? Home of my main team the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field.

What are you grateful for this year?
Adding traveling back into my schedule. The pandemic highlighted how much I need hiking road trips, seeing new places, and time spent with friends and family in my life.

Who can you credit with helping you along your way – or changing your life trajectory for the better?
I credit my family for my life trajectory. They allowed me to be a free thinker, pushed me to expand my horizons, supported me when I decided to graduate early and live 4 hours away (during high school), and have accepted me when I wear all the glittery, over the top clothing.

Favorite Thanksgiving tradition or food?
True to my Iowa roots, I have to say Scalloped Corn Casserole. Followed VERY closely by lumpy mashed potatoes. Yes, those are both real things and you MUST try them.

Just for fun… we had Leah complete these sentences

If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d… focus more on my sustainable clothing business focused around thrifting and vintage!

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is… “You will always be surprised on how much you can get done when you have to.” – My Grandma/Dad 

If I weren’t so damn good at my job, I’d probably be… a librarian or a college literary professor (or an ice-cream tester)