7:30 AM -- 6:00 PM



The Fall Symposium, one of the premier women's leadership events in the United States, attracts hundreds of senior professional women, as well as influential leaders from across the country. It is a highly-interactive, full-day conference featuring:

  •   High-Profile Leaders in lively, informal discussions and Q&A sessions.
  •   Authors and Experts on the art of leadership who inform and challenge.
  •   Networking at the luncheon and reception, with interaction throughout the day.

The Symposium provides a rare opportunity for senior-level executives, professionals, entrepreneurs and government officials to:

  •   Focus on their leadership roles in the business world and beyond
  •   Hone leadership skills and solve leadership challenges
  •   Interact and share experiences with peers.

As past participants attest, the insights and perspectives gained and the relationships developed will continue long after this memorable day is concluded.

Click here to register or call 602/861-9350


Corporate Executives 50% -- 48% at Full Vice President and above Level
Professionals 25% -- 54% at Partner (or Equivalent) Level
Entrepreneurs 10% -- 73% at President/Owner Level
Gov., Academic, Non-Profit 15%    



Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA Astronaut and first woman of color to go into space.

Rt. Hon. A. Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada & Chair, Council of Women World Leaders.

Louise Francesconi, President, Raytheon Missile Systems and multiple honoree on Fortune's list of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business."

Lt. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy (Ret.), Only woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army and Author of Generally Speaking, which chronicles her rise to leadership.

Susan Packard, Co-Founder and COO, HGTV and President at Scripps Networks, and the first woman elected to serve on the board of Churchill Downs Inc. (the Kentucky Derby).

Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former Governor of Arizona.

Dr. Eleanor "Connie" Mariano, First female Commander of the White House Medical Unit, only Filipino-American to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral and Author of The White House Doctor: My Patients Were Presidents.

Susan Clark-Johnson, Former President, Gannett Newspaper Division, Gannett Co., Inc.

Ann Rhoades, One of five founding leaders of JetBlue Airways, former senior executive at Southwest Airlines, First Interstate Bank and Founder and President of People Ink.

Marie C. Wilson, President, The White House Project, Founder, Women's Leadership Fund and Co-Creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day.

Carol Hallett, Former President and CEO of the Air Transport Association and Former Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service.

Laura A. Liswood, Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders, and Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Mary Lou Quinlan, Former CEO of ad agency N.W. Ayers, Former EVP of DDB Needham Worldwide and best-selling Author of Just Ask a Woman.

Cheryl Shavers, Ph.D., Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology and inductee into the International Women in Technology Hall of Fame.

Ana Mollinedo Mims, VP of Diversity, Communications & Community Affairs, Starwood Hotels and former Executive Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.

Susan Bulkeley Butler, Former Managing Partner, Office of the CEO, Accenture and former President, Accenture Foundation.

Jackie Speier, Survivor of the Jonestown Massacre while legal counsel to Congressman Leo Ryan, popular California legislator and Author of This Is Not the Life I Ordered.

Bonnie St. John, Olympic medal-winning paralympic skier, member of the White House National Economic Council and named by NBC Nightly News as "one of the five most inspiring women in America.

Lois Frankel, Ph.D., Renowned leadership expert, psychologist and author whose books on leadership have been on all of the major bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

Jane Evans, Chairman & CEO, Senior Executive in CPG and Founder, Committee of 200

Sally Helgesen, Author of The Web of Inclusion, chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time, and The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership.

Marcia Brumit Kropf, Ph.D., Vice President, Catalyst, Inc., a research and advisory organization recognized globally for helping companies and women maximize their potential.

Judith Rosener, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Management, University of California at Irvine & Author of Ways Women Lead.

Sharon L. Lechter, CEO, Cashflow Technologies, Inc. and co-author of the Rich Dad series of books.

Anne Robinson, Founder and former President and CEO of Windham Hill Records.

Linda A. DiVall, President, American Viewpoint, and a leading Republican Party political strategist.

Celinda Lake, President, Lake Snell Perry & Associates, and a leading Democratic Party political strategist.

Local Leaders:

Betsy Bayless, former Arizona Secretary of State.

Adrianne M. Brown, Vice President & General Manager, Engine Systems and Accessories, Honywell

Joanne Carthey, Chair, former President & CEO, NetPro Computing.

Jane Christensen, Founder & President, Omni Medical Imaging

Susan Clark-Johnson, Chairman & CEO, Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.; CEO & Publisher, The Arizona Republic.

Pam Del Duca, President & CEO, Delstar Group, Inc.

Sandra Duke-Lowe, Executive Director, Fresh Start Women's Foundation.

Susan Edwards, President, Arizona Region, Banner Health System.

Tami Erwin, Regional President, Verizon Wireless.

Kristine Garrett, President & CEO, Bank One Arizona N.A.

Judge Sarah Dickinson Grant (Ret.), Arizona Court of Appeals.

Sharon Harper, President & CEO, The Plaza Companies.

Elaine P. Maimon, Provost, Arizona State University West.

Catherine B. McKee, Senior Vice President & Director, SBS, General Dynamics.

Kathryn Munro, CEO & Chair, BridgeWest, LLC, former CEO, Southwest Banking Group, Bank of America.

Laura Palmer Noone, President, University of Phoenix.

Eileen Rogers, President, Allegra Print and Imaging.

Marilyn Seymann, Founder, Pesident & CEO, M One, Inc.

Charlene B. Thornton, Special Agent in Charge, Phoenix Division, FBI.

Mary P. Upchurch, Vice President, AT&T Consumer.

Carol Warner, President, Johnson Carlier, Inc.