About The Event


WFF is the Food Industry’s thought leader on women’s advancement and gender equity. We provide the research, insights and best practice solutions that enable food companies to address the pressing need for talent, gain better consumer insights and drive business growth by realizing the full potential of women leaders.
As the premier leadership development organization working since 1989 to advance women, we provide research-driven resources that enable women to drive their own career advancement and help organizations develop work environments where women thrive.
One of the most visible and high-impact ways we support business growth in the Food Industry and develop women leaders is through our ANNUAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. We apply our data-driven insights to tailor Conference content to what women need at every career stage to accelerate advancement.  

Conference  Experience




You can go further faster with the right support. A strong professional network helps you overcome blind spots, fill in knowledge gaps and expand your perspective in ways that create new opportunities..
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Your professional growth will follow a unique path based on your specific skills and goals. That could mean charting the fastest course to the C-Suite, seeking a greater breadth of skills or eventransitioning into a new functional area or segment of the dynamic Food Industry.



Inspiration is a powerful force that compels us to aim higher, overcome obstacles and imagine entirely new ways of doing and being. Inspiration lives at the heart of WFF with abundant opportunities to both get inspired and inspire others!

What's New in 2020



Sunday Sesison
Economic forecasters point to women as the next big engine of business growth with global female income at 40% larger than China’s national economy. The time is right for WFF to convene international women leaders in the Food Industry to discuss how women are driving business growth globally and the burgeoning opportunities for women in international markets. This SATURDAY session is included with registration.


With industry-specific research that highlights the skills women need at every career stage to progress further and faster, we have taken a whole new approach to your curriculum. Every attendee will be matched with a Leadership Cohort to experience a comprehensive learning and networking experience targeted to your career stage. Unique content, more peer interaction and greater engagement with industry executives is just the start.  


Sunday Session
No one wants to go it alone and, with WFF, you don’t have to. Join like-minded individuals by connecting with one of our many Communities of Interest. We’ll meet on Sunday this year so you can connect right from the start. NEW COIs include Male Champions and Board Readiness.


Today’s professionals want to bring their whole selves to work and companies that can help them do that will win the war for talent and thrive. Dive into this new offering to get expert advice to support your development as a holistic leader.

Our Speakers

Opening General Session with research professor and author of five #1 best-selling books, Brené Brown.

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Conference Pricing



Full Conference Pass

  • WFF Membership from January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

  • Access to all Signature Pre-Conference Events*

  • Educational Sessions by Leadership Cohort

  • Includes select meals and admission to 30th Anniversary Reception, 30th Anniversary Fundraiser Program and LIMITLESS Celebration

*Excluding CEO & President Forum and invitation only events


One Day Pass

  • Covers all events and sessions for the selected day

  • WFF Membership is not included with the One Day Pass


9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Check In & Registration Open
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Connection Center & Bookstore Open
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Signature Pre-Conference Session: Global Impact of Women
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Signature Pre-Conference Session: HR and D&I Session
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Communities of Interest
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
WFF Leadership Cohorts Kickoff
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Opening General Session
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception
6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
Canadian Bacon Breakfast
6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
All Attendee Breakfast
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Check In & Registration Open
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Connection Center & Bookstore Open
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
General Session
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
WFF Leadership Cohorts
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
All Attendee Lunch
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CEO and President Forum
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WFF Leadership Cohorts
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
WFF Leadership Cohorts
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
30th Anniversary Reception
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
30th Anniversary Fundraiser Program
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Affiliate Events
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
APPLAUSE Appreciation Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
All Attendee Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Check In & Registration Open
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Connection Center & Bookstore Open
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
General Session
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Networking With Leaders Lunch
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Solutions 360
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Affiliate Events
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
LIMITLESS Celebration
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Connection Center & Bookstore Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
All Attendee Breakfast
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Closing General Session



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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