Thank you for your interest in applying to LeadingEdge.  LFW is an umbrella organization consisting of five programs:
  • LeaderPrime - designed for the CEO new to Fort Worth or new to their job.
  • LeadershipClass - designed for the established leader.
  • LeadingEdge - designed for the emerging leader.
  • LeadershipForum - continuing leadership and community education and networking opportunities for members.
  • LeaderKids - designed for under-resourced 8th graders
Please click here to view a program comparison to determine the best fit for your qualifications.  To request an invitation to the LeaderPrime program please contact Joanna Crain, Program Director,


To submit an application to LeadingEdge please follow these instructions:

1. Select and download the LeadingEdge calendar. Note any date conflicts and ensure familiarity with attendance expectations.


2. Complete the LeadingEdge application and submit the application fee online when prompted.  Your online application fee must accompany your application for a successful submission.


3. Once you have established your LFW account at the end of the application, use your account credentials to login where it says "Member Login" at the top of the website. Upload a headshot style photograph in either .png or .jpg format. This can be done by selecting “Update My Profile” from the “What would you like to do?” dropdown menu. You will see a green box which says “Upload a New Photo” on the right side of the page.


We are accepting applications for LeadingEdge 2021 so apply today!
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