Annual Leadership Development Conference

DALLAS, TX | MARCH 4 - 7, 2018

Schedule - March 4-7

Our Agenda is to Help You Achieve Yours

Whether you're just joining the ranks, charting an entirely new course or a veteran executive making your way to the C-Suite within the food industry, our dynamic keynote speakers and educational sessions will inspire you and provide you the tools you need to make your next career move.

Program listing is subject to change.


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Rise & Shine Appreciation Breakfast

Peacock Terrace

Join us for fresh eggs, fresh juice and a fresh perspective on how you engage with WFF. This breakfast will highlight our Ambassadors and those who champion for WFF by leading Lean In Circles or hosting Leadership Development Workshops. Whether an Ambassador or a WFF Champion, you are welcome to attend this special appreciation breakfast where we will serve those who serve others.

Invitation only

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

All Attendee Breakfast

Trinity Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

General Session

Trinity Ballroom

Candid conversations from the C-Suite. Former Fox News anchor, author of Be Fierce and advocate for workplace equity, Gretchen Carlson shares lessons from her successful news career and insights on how women can take control of their own destiny. From the anchor desk to the C-suite, next you will meet role models at the top of our industry as they recount the peaks and valleys of their incredible career journeys. They offer their best advice on charting your personal career path and share how their organizations are supporting greater advancement for women. With candor, insight and humor, they prove experience is the best teacher — especially when you can learn from someone else's!


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking With Leaders Lunch

Trinity Exhibit Hall

CEOs and executives from top brands across the nation throughout the food industry will engage in small-group discussions during this special networking event. Listen in as table leaders share their own insights and actions to break through and walk away with new professional connections. Presented by Mastercard.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Continuing the Conversation

Bonus Sessions: Want a more interactive, personal conference experience? Leverage the expertise of speakers and industry leaders during engaging discussions in a small group setting. Sessions are offered in addition to your six educational sessions. Select the speaker of your choice. No registration required.

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Break Through Celebration

Expand your network, meet new friends and create lasting connections in a relaxed, casual setting. Enjoy delicious food, entertainment, and refreshing cocktails as we celebrate you and all of the talented women and men who support WFF's mission by attending the conference.

Contact Us

Women's Foodservice Forum Registration Headquarters

Local: 1-972-770-9006
Fax: 1-972-770-9150


Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT

Mailing Address

Women's Foodservice Forum
6730 LBJ Freeway
Building B
Dallas, TX 75240

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