AWLF Annual Symposium

Our highly-acclaimed Leadership Symposium, now in its 21st year, brings high-profile national leaders and world-caliber leadership experts and authors together with hundreds of influential participants – from diverse sectors and professions – for a substantive and highly-interactive day. It provides a rare opportunity for senior Arizona 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, share experiences and build valuable relationships with colleagues, clients and peers they might not otherwise meet.
0 % Corporate Executives 0 % VP and above
0 % Professionals 0 % Partner (or Equivalent)
0 % Entrepreneurs 0 % President/Owner
0 % Gov., Academic, Non-Profit

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


Kim McWaters speaking on her path from part-time receptionist to President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of UTI, an NYSE- traded company, and her passion for helping women forge a path to success.

Keynote presentations from Strategists and Advisors to C-Level Executives on:

  • The Style Code: How Women Leaders Can Build an Influential Leadership Style
  • The Secret to Inspiring and Motivating Team Members, Clients (and Children)

Senior Executives Danielle Crop, SVP & Chief Data Officer at Albertson’s, Kristine Santa-Coloma Rohls, Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer at Slalom, Marcia Mintz, President & CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley and Rhonda Turner, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Benchmark Electronics, discussing:

  • Creating High-Performance Cultures
  • The Importance of Allyship in the Workplace
  • Women Leaders' Paths to Board Membership
  • Effects of the Pandemic on Women Leaders: Implications for the Future

National Experts and Authors delivering practical tips on these key leadership practices:

  • Networking to Build Powerful Partnerships
  • The Art of Self-Promotion for Women Leaders: How to BRAG
  • Leaders Using Humor to Enhance Communication and Increase Engagement

Advice from powerful women who have experienced significant adversity in their own lives – the loss of a child, the loss of a limb, cancer diagnoses -- on actionable steps each of us can take to Build Resilience in the Face of Adversity.


Quotes from Past Attendees

  • The caliber of the speakers was phenomenal!
  • A rare opportunity to interact with a diverse group of senior women!
  • Like a spa day for the mind. Never stop doing it!
  • Best professional conference I have attended in my long career. Outstanding!