Signature Events

The Forum of Executive Women offers four signature events each year:  Annual Meeting & Dinner (June); Leadership Breakfast (October); Holiday Dinner (December) and Leadership Symposium (Spring)

The Leadership Breakfast

The Leadership Breakfast is held each fall in October and includes a recognized keynote speaker as well as the unveiling of our annual Women in Leadership report. Attendees include 700 leaders and decision-makers from our region and the event provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate women’s leadership.

Past Keynote Speakers

2020 – Anne Robinson | Managing Director and General Counsel, Vanguard
2019 – Debora L. Spar | Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School; Former President of Barnard College
2018 – Mary Beth West | Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company
2017 – Eileen McDonnell | Chairman & CEO, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance
2016 – Helena B. Foulkes | President, CVS Pharmacy; Interviewed by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey | President & CEO, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2015 – Sara Mathew | Former CEO, D&B
2014 – John Fry | President, Drexel University
2013 – Anne M. Mulcahy | Former Chairman & CEO, Xerox Corporation
2012 – Ellen Kullman | Former Chairman of the Board & CEO, DuPont

2018 Keynote - Mary Beth West

2017 Keynote - Eileen McDonnell

2016 Keynote - Helena Foulkes

The Leadership Symposium

Each year The Forum of Executive Women hosts a half-day Leadership Symposium that attracts up to 300 women from the region. The Symposium includes breakfast and lunch keynote speakers along with breakout sessions featuring thought leaders addressing timely and thought-provoking topics.

Past Opening and Closing Keynotes

2020 – Jill Schlesinger
2019 – Kim Scott and Dr. Tiffany Jana
2018 – Christine Porath and Joanne Lipman
2017 – Tiffany Dufu and Sallie Krawcheck
2016 – Adam Grant and Gretchen Rubin
2015 – Stew Friedman and Lisa Belkin

Annual Meeting and Dinner

Our Annual Meeting and Dinner, which takes place in June, is when we announce our new Forum board to the membership.  In addition, our Annual Forum Award is presented and our 25 year members are celebrated. The dinner following the meeting provides a wonderful opportunity for members to connect.

Holiday Dinner

Our Holiday Dinner takes place in early December and serves as a wonderful opportunity for members to come together to celebrate the holiday season.