At Gowland LLC, we educate and empower women, businesses, and professional associations that value women who work. Our customized solutions help companies and professional associations attract, retain, and support female talent. Through speeches, workshops, and resources, we offer women who work the skills and support to thrive in their lives and careers.


Professional Associations

Looking for a keynote speech, workshop, or retreat that enlightens and engages? We specialize in public speaking and workshops that entertain and educate on how work can (but often doesn’t) work for women.            

Businesses & Nonprofits

From executive and employee training to corporate retreats and conference keynotes, we deliver customized solutions for organizations that want women who work to work for them.


Exhausted by the contradictory messages about “women’s empowerment” that basically tell you you’re doing it wrong? Us too. Get strategies to avoid burnout, negotiate a raise, or change workplace dynamics with our online tools.    

What We Do

We are women who work, so we know first hand that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for women in the workplace. We tailor our approach and solutions to the client, whether they are professional associations, businesses, or individuals.

Our services include:

  • Public speaking and hands-on engagement for conferences, corporations, or professional associations

  • On-site executive and employee training, retreats, and workshops

  • Business consulting on workplace dynamics as well as diversity and inclusion for women

Our keynote, workshop, retreat, and online course topics include:

  • Recruiting and retaining top female talent
  • Creating a healthy work-life balance and avoiding burnout
  • Leading as a female executive or manager
  • Navigating roles as a working parent and negotiating maternity leave
  • Identifying and dealing with implicit gender bias
  • Professional goal setting
  • Preparing for interviews

What We Won’t Do

Lelia Gowland’s energy, confidence, and approachable personality instills optimism and courage in her clients. I was inspired by her ideas on how to navigate the realities of a gendered workplace.
— Patricia Boyett, Director, University Women’s Resource Center

Women who work get countless messages: “Don’t say,  I'm sorry or just."
“Be seen but not strident.” “Lose the vocal fry.”

You won’t get that here. We will create customized strategies that focus on your strengths, instead of telling you how you’re doing it wrong.



Lelia Gowland founded Gowland LLC on Equal Pay Day on the belief that women who work deserve equal access, not only to pay, but also to work and life opportunities. This starts with access to support: training, resources, community, and expertise. Our goal is to equip working women and the companies that value them with the tools to help them succeed.

Lelia is a national consultant and thought leader in workplace dynamics for women. With over a decade of experience working through deep-rooted sociological and structural problems that prevent women from succeeding, Lelia crafts research-based, solutions-oriented, and dynamic services. Her vision, philosophy, and playful style shape our unique approach to making work work for women. Learn more about us.

Lelia helped me prepare for my negotiation, better articulate my value to my organization, and ask for fair contract terms in a knowledgeable and respectful way. So much so that my boss complimented me on how I handled the negotiation.
— Sheri Rodman, Director of Data and Operations

Connect with Gowland LLC


Interested in working with us? Get in touch here to receive customized proposals for your business, nonprofit, or professional association.

Or if you want to work with us on your personal professional development, check out our specialized online content.

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