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The Relationships You Form Here

Help You Soar

Lyceum Special! 

Join a community of like-minded leaders with our first-year membership rate: $495. Plus, when you pay your full annual dues now through April 30, your $150 initiation fee will be waived.*
*only available for first-time members
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With more than 800 members, CX represents a cross-section of women from throughout the Kansas City area — members include business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, managers, nonprofit professionals, civic leaders, and community volunteers. We bring women together in unparalleled fashion,  providing quality leadership development programming along with networking opportunities to advance both professional and personal growth.

Benefits of Membership

  • 300+ leadership programs a year with meals
  • Personality Strengths Assessment *NEW*
  • Job Board Access *NEW*
  • Board Recruitment Board Access *NEW*
  • ~60% Lyceum Discount
  • Unparalleled Networking
  • Use of facility for personal and/or business use
  • Discounted offsite and onsite catering
  • Access to Emerging Leaders program
  • Young Professionals group
  • Network Exchange
  • WiSTEMM Committee
  • Access to CX Downtown & CX South facilities

First Year Membership

$49500*Yearly Fee

Student Membership • ID required •

$27500*Yearly Fee

Standard Membership • Ages 21-35 •

$57500*Yearly Fee

Standard Membership • Ages 36-59 •

$99500*Yearly Fee

Standard Membership • Ages 60+ •

$86500*Yearly Fee

*All memberships have a one-time $150 initiation fee

Annual membership may be paid monthly, quarterly, or annual installments


I joined CX in 2011 at the recommendation of my then-supervisor, as I had recently relocated to Kansas City and he knew I was looking to expand my network and get a better handle on the pulse of Kansas City. My membership has provided all that and more! The programming is diverse, relevant, and of top-notch quality. And I have never met an unfriendly face at a CX event. Members are welcoming, engaging, and supportive. I can’t count how many times I have recommended CX to colleagues and friends as Kansas City’s #1 resource for professional and personal development, especially for women.

- Rachel C., Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

I was in a business and professional women’s group before I moved back to Kansas City and when I found out about CX I realized “this is exactly what I’m missing.’ It didn’t take long for me to join and become actively involved. The friendships I’ve made, and continue to make, are indispensable to me both professionally and personally. The professional and personal development skills I am gaining are invaluable in all aspects of my life.

- Stacey P., Resource Development Officer, NHS


I was introduced to Central Exchange when Kelly Lieberman nominated me for one of CX’s Stemmy Awards in 2014. She and a number of my other friends in CX highly recommended I be a part of this organization. It’s been barely three months since I joined Central Exchange and I already feel like a part of an “amazing family” surrounded by aspiring, dedicated and passionate individuals striving to help each other and grow as team! CX does a great job in bringing a good mixture of events that benefit their members both professionally and personally. Warm hosts, great conversations, delicious food and ‘fun’tastic people makes a perfect combination for an excellent organization!

- Neelima P, Senior IT Executive, IBM

As an associate at a small company, I value Central Exchange membership as an opportunity to gain professional and personal growth. For over 16 years, I’ve been educated, entertained, enlightened and informed by many local and national speakers and coaches. I’ve met fabulous women, and gained personal friends at the downtown location. My recommendation for the best camaraderie is to attend special interest groups on a regular basis, or get involved on a committee.

-Phyllis C., Graphic Designer, Jules Borel & Co.

AHEAD Scholars

We understand that not everyone has the financial resources to join CX. That’s why we have our AHEAD Scholarship Program, to make sure that every woman has the opportunity to join, regardless of finances.

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