Cory Watson Attorneys co-founder Leila H. Watson has been selected for the 2017 class of Leadership Birmingham. Ms. Watson also serves as President-Elect of the Birmingham Bar Association. The purpose of Leadership Birmingham is to ensure that leaders in the community are educated about current issues and challenges in the region. This is accomplished by bringing together a group of 50 leaders each year from diverse backgrounds. Through a series of monthly programs, these leaders come to know and understand more about the community and one another as they explore issues and exchange ideas.
The program objective is to present to the participants a series of issue-oriented forums based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. They are further designed to elicit differing points of view regarding these issues.
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Leadership Birmingham does not take public policy positions or serve as an advocacy group for any cause. As a non-partisan organization, the true impact of Leadership Birmingham is felt through the actions of its members, individually or collectively, who agree that their shared experiences have had a significant influence on their leadership roles in the community. Many of the ideas and initiatives currently in progress in the community have come from Leadership Birmingham classes and graduates.