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Women's Foodservice Forum Announces 2023 Hybrid Leadership Conference To Drive Limitless Opportunities

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Premier leadership event combines professional development, inspiring role models and industry leaders, and authentic connections that help women thrive

Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), the leading community for female professionals and the premier gender equity partner for Foodservice Industry employers, will host its 2023 Leadership Conference March 12-14 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. This sought-after industry event draws talented women, male allies, and forward-thinking companies ready to address challenges and forge new opportunities around diversity, equity and inclusion in the Foodservice Industry. 

This year’s theme LIMITLESS: You! highlights the many ways women leaders have tapped their broad base of skills, resilience, and resourcefulness to emerge from a challenging time stronger, more confident, and with greater clarity about what it takes to lead effectively and authentically.

“Women have proven themselves among the greatest assets during these challenging years by leading with creativity and compassion and by helping to create more inclusive organizations where all team members can fully contribute,” said WFF President & CEO, Therese Gearhart. “WFF is proud to be part of their recipe for success by providing professional development to support women’s growth throughout the year, including our annual Leadership Conference experience. Through mainstage keynotes, breakout sessions organized by career stage, personal wellness sessions, and networking, women are inspired by their own limitless potential and the Foodservice Industry’s commitment to their advancement.”

Hybrid Event:  Available In-person, Virtual, and On-demand

The WFF Leadership Conference meets women where they are in their life, with options to attend in person or attend live virtual sessions. Attendees also receive a complimentary WFF membership that offers year-long access to the members-only community portal, WFF Connect, with on-demand access to Leadership Conference sessions, professional development resources, and monthly virtual events.  

Keynote 2023 Conference presenters include:

  • Sunny Hostin, an Emmy Award-winning legal journalist and co-host of ABC’s The View, rose from a lower-income Bronx neighborhood to build her own success as a federal prosecutor and author. Her journey and message reflect the power of your own conscious choices to impact your life’s trajectory. Session sponsored by PepsiCo.
  • Carla Harris, named a U.S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, is a leader’s leader despite often being the only woman and only person of color in far too many situations. Throughout her impressive career as a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, Board Director at MetLife and elsewhere, author and podcaster, she has learned the value of sponsorship and teaches others how to create these high-impact relationships. Session sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.
  • Mel Robbins inspires more than 60 million people every month through her online coaching that helps people broaden their perspective and prepare for greater responsibility. She is the author of the breakout bestseller, The 5 Second Rule, and a straight-shooting advisor who shares science-backed tools to help you create more of the limitless life you want. Session sponsored by Nestle Professional.

WFF Communities of Interest sessions will be led by industry leaders sharing their experiences, lessons and allyship insights for Women of Color, Working Mothers, LGBTQIA+ members, Young Professionals, and two new offerings of Caretakers and Seasoned Professionals.

With exceptional keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions, extensive networking, and inspiring industry role models, the WFF Leadership Conference is the stand-out Foodservice Industry event of the year. It is the place where emerging female leaders to executives come together to connect, grow, and get inspired. See what it’s all about, check out the WFF Leadership Conference experience.

For in-person attendance, WFF’s LIMITLESS: You! 2023 Leadership Conference will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Registration is now open at


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