Women's Executive Forum 2016

Discovering the Power of You

Women leaders of associations hold powerful positions, but the path to those positions can be wrought with challenges and opposition. How did you overcome obstacles to rise to the top? And how will you support and mentor others in their journey?

This exclusive opportunity gave women executives a chance to personally interact with other women CEO and their carefully selected women up-and-comers in the association world.

During this one-day experience, participants:
    • Shared powerful and heartfelt experiences;
    • Collaborated through roundtable exercises and panel discussions; and
    • Were exposed to new ideas, approaches, and best-practice strategies of common and complex issues affecting professional women.


2016 Speakers

Deborah J. Bowen, FASAE, FACHE, CAE, ACHE, Advisory Committee Chair

Linda Caradine-Poinsett, MBA, MJ, Ph.D, Executive Director, Association Management Center

Stephanie Mercado, CAE, Executive Director, National Association for Healthcare Quality

Michael Broscio, Director, Career Resource Center,
American College of Healthcare Executives

Pat Blake, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 

Donna Brighton, Brighton Leadership Group 

Sharman McGurn, Managing Partner, Quick Leonard Kieffer

Joanne Ray, CFRE, Chief Executive Officer, Urgent Care Association of America

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO,
Association Forum

Angela Flanigan, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians 

Kimberly A. Pendo, JD, Partner, Chicago Law Partners

Annabelle Volgman, Cardiologist, Rush Heart Center for Women, 
Rush University Medical Center

Adele Cehrs
, Author, Strategist, Spokesperson, Corporate
Counsel & Topic Expert

Maunda Land, College & University Relations at The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc.

Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CAE, SPHR, GPHR, President and CEO, 
Management Association