Accelerating the Advancement of Women Leaders 


August 20, 2018

LIMITLESS is the theme for the 2019 Annual Leadership Development Conference and 30th Anniversary Celebration March 10-13 in Dallas and it captures the mood perfectly.

The opportunities for individuals and their organizations as the Food Industry drives toward gender equity, greater business growth and becoming the employer of choice, are LIMITLESS!

You can expect exciting, meaningful changes at our 2019 Conference driven by your input and our ability to tap into industry-specific, data-driven insights that define the most effective content to help women advance at all stages of their careers.


NEW IN 2019!

New Leadership Cohorts

Equipped with our own data from more than 60 leading food companies, as well as insights from other industries and academic research, we have developed a highly intentional, focused and sequenced curriculum for your 2019 Conference experience.

When you register, you will be matched with a Leadership Cohort that will become your home base and team of colleagues throughout this immersive experience. Your cohort will turn a large conference into a smaller, more personal learning community and increase your opportunities to make meaningful connections. We will even embed industry faculty within your team to build connections, connect the dots between theory and practice and serve as powerful role models. 

No need to pick and choose

Through our new Leadership Cohorts, attendees will participate in targeted sessions that reflect the latest data on how to help women leapfrog to greater success based on their current career stage.

Your Leadership Cohort will explore three critical, data-driven topics in greater depth:

  • Resilience & Risk Taking: The Role of Confidence and Ambition in Career Success
  • Money Sense: How Profit & Loss Experience Drives Advancement at All Levels
  • Inclusive Culture: From the C-Suite to the Front Lines, Inclusion Drives Results 

Solutions 360

Based on attendee feedback requesting a holistic approach, we are also introducing a session to explore your total development with subject matter experts who will share their insights on living your most authentic life related to:


Financial Strength

Health & Wellbeing

Professional Success

Community Contribution

Global Impact of Women

Another new element for 2019 is a special session launching Sunday, March 10 included in the cost of registration that will engage women working globally or planning to in the future. Learn about the contributions of women to global economies and the leadership opportunities that lay ahead on the international stage. 

30th Anniversary Events

WFF’s 30th Anniversary will add an entirely new dimension to 2019 Conference. Join us as we recognize the Industry Titans leading the industry to gender equity and meet Change Makers Under 30 already making their mark.

Keynote Brené Brown

The full conference will launch in a big way on Sunday (March 10) with the incomparable Brené Brown. A research professor at the University of Houston and author of four #1 New York Times best-selling books, she has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Brown’s TED Talks have been watched by millions who have been inspired by her message to bravely go “all in” even when that means facing the possibility of failure.


REGISTER NOW to secure your spot for this history-making event!

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