A group is taking steps to support women in leadership roles in the Southern Tier.

The organization, "Broome Women Lead," was launched Thursday.

The group hopes to give women a place to connect with those in positions of power in the community.

"Obviously, women are women are ready to really step forward in leadership roles in this day and age and this is just a great way to really get the training and the growth to do that,” said Entrepreneur and Author Penny Bartlow.

More than 200 women attended the sold out event.