Women's Executive Forum 2019

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Setting the Stage

Learn about what’s in store and set your intention and goals for the day.

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

Eileen Murray, CAE, MM
Executive Director, American Epilepsy Society and Chair, 2019 Women’s Executive Forum Planning Advisory Group

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker

Tierney Remick
Vice Chairman and Co-Leader, Board & CEO Services, Korn Ferry

Ms. Remick is a seasoned executive who partners with Boards and CEO’s on managing leadership succession in both the boardrooms and the c-suite. She has extensive experience recruiting Board Directors and CEO’s for both large, global publicly-traded corporations as well as more nimble privately-held and investor-backed companies. She is recognized for identifying modern leaders who can be most effective at driving transformation and growth in today’s dynamic global marketplace.

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Go Beyond Networking: Become a connector, not a collector

Nancy Dunleavy
Founder and CEO, Dunleavy & Associates

Magic happens when you are able to go beyond networking, and actually connect with others. Join Nancy Dunleavy (founder and CEO of Dunleavy & Associates, a Philadelphia "Top 101 Connector," Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction, and owner of a top 100 woman-owned business) to learn how to stop the cycle of merely collecting business cards by learning how the power of connecting people can change your world.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

CEOnly® – Feminine Leadership in the Modern Workplace

Dr. Judith Wright
Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Transformational Coaching, and Co-founder of Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential

Women’s leadership is infinite, but rarely tapped because we mistakenly define leadership primarily in masculine terms. However, research is showing that men and women have very different ways of using these skills in approaching everything—from communication to demonstrating partnership. The most exciting possibilities emerge when we learn to harness our masculine traits in the service of our feminine values. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Judith Wright will discuss how to unleash your leadership and unlock your potential by harnessing your feminine power

Maximize Your Personal Brand: Understand the Power of Being an Influencer In Your Workplace

Jennifer Curtet

Everyone wants to be an influencer. An influencer is an individual who has the power to affect decisions of others because of their authority, knowledge, position, or relationship with their peers. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence.

In this fast paced and energetic keynote, participants will understand the power of maximizing their brand so that they can increase their influence and be seen as a thought leader who is indispensable to their leadership.

As a result of this presentation you will be able to:

• Increase your reach to influence more people and create a larger impact.
• Create quality engagement and relationships in order to build a strong reputation of trust with peers and leadership.
• Understand how to use relevancy to bring forth progressive and fresh ideas to the organization.
• Understand and use mutual interests to build ideas that will have a personal and lasting appeal to those who will help carry out the vision.

By strategically incorporating these simple yet highly effective ideas into your professional development, you are bound to find your influence growing more rapidly and steadily, while gaining the respect of top leadership in your organization.

Personal Development Breakout

Speaker TBA

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Inspired by technology hackathons, your team will work together for 25 minutes to solve a problem unique to women in the workplace. You will be provided basic parameters to work within – and an incentive to create the winning solution. Your team will work together to solve the problem and present your winning concept to the judging committee. Walk away with tangible ideas to apply when you get back to the office to address a common situation for women in the workplace.

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Message

Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, DMD, MPH
Executive Director
American Dental Association

Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin is recognized as Association Forum’s 2019 Women of Influence. This acknowledgement is a reflection of Dr. O’Loughlin’s tireless leadership in advancing the American Dental Association and her overall contributions to the nonprofit community. As a trailblazer, she has demonstrated with excellence a proven track record of innovation, impact and paying it forward through coaching, mentoring and service to others. Hear her inspiring story as we wrap up a day of learning and connections.

Final closing comments from Mona Buckley, CAE on behalf of the 2019 Women’s Executive Forum Planning Advisory Group

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2019 Women of Influence Reception honoring Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin


J-Curtet.jpgJennifer Curtet started out in the finance world working for a Fortune 30 company and spent ten years as a leader in a Training role where she honed her craft in leadership and employee development. Jennifer has since written four books and is a Certified Executive and Life Coach who helps people increase their potential so that they can achieve higher levels of success. She has coached 4 Star Generals, the highest-level executives at Coca-Cola, and an Emmy nominated artist—the demand for her knowledge and perspective is very broad.

N-Dunleavy.jpgNancy Dunleavy is the Founder and CEO of Dunleavy & Associates, a woman-owned business founded in 2001 to help charitable organizations achieve their fullest potential. Named by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia as one of Philadelphia's "Top 101 Connectors" and by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 25 Women of Distinction in 2006 and one of the top 100 women-owned businesses for four consecutive years, Nancy’s ability to "cross industry sectors" has been cited as one of the characteristics of true connectors. She is successful in engaging collaborations among the educational community, the political community, the nonprofit community and the corporate community.

koloughlin.jpgDr. Kathy O’Loughlin is the executive director of the American Dental Association, the nation’s
leading advocate for oral health. She is a nationally recognized leader in the health care,
nonprofit and education sectors, and she speaks around the country about the profession of
dentistry, oral health care delivery and public health policy. She was the first female dental school class president and valedictorian of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is the first female xecutive director of the American Dental Association, which was founded in 1859.

Based in Chicago, Tierney Remick is the Vice Chairman and co-leader of Korn Ferry’s Global
Board and CEO Practice. She has recently moved into this leadership position after having spent 10 years as the Global President of Korn Ferry‘s Consumer/Retail Industry practice. She also served on Korn Ferry’s Global Operating Committee for the past decade.

Judith-Wright.jpgDr. Judith Wright is the Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Transformational Coaching,
and co-founder of at Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential. She is also President and co-founder of the Wright Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping individuals bring out their best personally and professionally. She is the author of multiple books including Transformed: The Science of Spectacular Living, There Must Be More Than This, The One Decision, The Soft Addiction Solution, and The Heart of the Fight.


March 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



CEO: $300
Emerging Leader: $199
Executive Leader: $199