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National Women's History Month 2017



Women are revolutionizing community associations worldwide as they set strong examples of what it looks like to be valued female leaders. That's why we're making the spotlight especially bright for them as we celebrate National Women's History Month.

As we speak, CAI women leaders are representing the majority of the 2017 CAI leadership roster and are earning the highest CAI designations available. The salaries of women working in organizations with multi-million dollar budgets within our industry have continuously increased, according to CAI's 2013 Salary Survey, as well.

And while the numbers show that women within CAI's field are climbing the ladder and earning achievements as they go, some of our most powerful industry leaders have come forth to share their personal experiences with professional growth. Through their testimonies we've noticed a common theme about women in this industry—they feel like the sky is the limit.

Member Corner

We asked a handful of our outstanding CAI women leaders about their career experience and advice. Check out their responses below and stay tuned for even more! 


"By going outside of the traditional legal practice, I was able to effectively market myself and my expertise." 

>>Read more about Denise Lash's professional experience and advice and watch her video interview.


 "Seeing women succeed as leaders and professionals helps to break down barriers for future generations of women." 

>> Read more about Michelle McGlothin's professional experience and advice and watch her video interview.


"When you develop a strong skill set as a community manager, opportunities exist." 

>> Read more about Wendy Taylor's professional experience and advice. 


"Our industry is one where "sisterhood" is alive and well." 

>> Read more about Cat Carmichael's professional experience and advice and watch her video interview. 

Interested in providing your own professional advice and experience? Email 

Recognized Women Leaders in Community Manager


CAI highlighted these women leaders in its national publication, Community Manager, and is available online here. CAI members can access the full January/February 2017 issue at  


Follow More on Social Media

We’ll be posting about the journey, success, and future of women leaders as they inspire younger generations of women taking charge of their careers within the community associations industry all throughout the month on social media. Be sure to join the conversation by following us on our handles below.




Follow hashtags: #CAIwomen and #WomensHistoryMonth.


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