2018 Women's Executive Forum

When:  Mar 7, 2018 from 09:30 to 18:00 (CT)

Confident, Proud & Fearless!

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?

Join fellow association executives, their rising stars & aspiring CEOs at the 7th Annual Women’s Executive Forum. This is an exclusive opportunity to personally interact with your women CEO peers and their carefully selected women up-and-comers in the association world.

During this one-day experience, participants will:

  • Share powerful and heartfelt experiences;
  • Collaborate through roundtable exercises and panel discussions; and
  • Be exposed to new ideas, approaches, and best-practice strategies of common and complex issues affecting professional women.

Seize this opportunity to connect with the best and brightest women in the association industry.


CEOs Rising Stars Aspiring CEOs
Make the most of this mentoring experience by bringing a rising star or aspiring CEO from your association to spend a day bonding, learning, sharing and supporting one another. If you are unable to identify a rising star to accompany you, we invite you to attend and network with your CEO peers for the day! A rising star can be identified as an association executive who is on the path to becoming a future leader/decision maker. They may have recently been promoted to a leadership role and their next step is Senior Management. An aspiring CEO can be identified as an association executive who is on the path to becoming a chief executive officer. They have at least 3 to 5 years in a leadership role and currently hold the role of Sr. Manager or above.

 View the complete schedule here

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Morning Education
Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:15 – 5 p.m.
Afternoon Education            
5 – 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Career Level:

Association CEOs, Executive Directors, C-suite and their Rising Stars.


CEO & Rising Star - $499.00;
CEO & Aspiring CEO - $499.00;
CEOs Only - $300

Hotel Information:

Details Coming Soon! 

Rising Star & Aspiring CEO Registration:

If your CEO is unable to attend, please have them to write a letter on your behalf explaining why they feel that you should be able to attend this event in their absence.

Credit Hours for CAE:

5.75 hours

Event Details:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago, IL, 60616

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2121 S. Prairie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616