Lelia Gowland specializes in public speaking, workshops, and writing that entertains and educates on how work can (but often doesn’t) work for women. 

Exhausted by the contradictory messages about “women’s empowerment” that basically tell you you’re doing it wrong?  “Don’t say,  I'm sorry or just." “Be seen but not strident.” “Lose the vocal fry.”

You won’t get that here. Lelia provides strength-based strategies to support women in navigating workplace dynamics on their terms.

Popular Topics

  • Developing win-win negotiations
  • Creating a healthy work-life balance and avoiding burnout
  • Leading as a female executive or manager
  • Setting effective personal and professional goals 
  • Preparing for the job search 



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



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.

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