Women's Executive Forum

Women’s Executive Forum is a day-long educational event celebrating women in the workplace. Focused on mid-and senior-level women in the association industry, attendees come for the robust program infused with networking opportunities. The program is designed by women, delivered by women, and focuses on empowering women in the workplace. 


We are excited to announce the Women's Executive Forum is happening again in 2022! The event will be held at the W Chicago - City Center, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Watch for registration to open in February 2022! 

Highlights from 2021 Event


More than
120 women participated in the March 3, 2021 event

Take a moment to read our interviews with 2021 presenters Carla Harris and Mary Lynn Fayoumi: 

Head over to MyForum to connect with women in associations in the Women's Forum Community.
Session recordings from the 2021 event will be available by April 1.

Career Coach Carla Harris
Career Coach Carla Harris
Thank You to Our Partners
Title Partners
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Supporting Partners
Barnes & Thornburg Visit Omaha Synchronicities

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Women of Influence Award Partner
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2021 Woman of Influence
Mary Lynn Fayoumi, Woman of Influence
Mary Lynn Fayoumi
President & CEO of HR Source

We are excited to honor Mary Lynn Fayoumi, President & CEO of HR Source as the 2021 Woman of Influence.

The Woman of Influence Award is a prestigious honor awarded to trailblazers in the industry who have demonstrated with excellence a proven track record of innovation, impact and paying it forward through coaching, mentoring and service to others.

Nominations for the 2022 Woman of Influence Award will open in November. 

Please visit Association Forum Awards and Recognition for more information on this award.


Thank you to the 2021 Women's Executive Forum Program Advisory Group for planning this year's event 

Chair: Marilyn Jansen, Association Management Center 

Co-chair: Vicki Loise, CAE, Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 

Kerry Amato, CAE, HIMSS 

Lannisa James, MBA, MHRM, AHIMA 

Megan Markowski, CAE, UDMA 

Carol McGury, MPS, SmithBucklin 

Sheila Mires, CMP, MCI-Group 

Heather Nash, CMP, CAE, Emergency Nurses Association 

Lindsey Nelson, CAE, National Automatic Merchandising Association 

Jacqualine Price Osafo, MBA, CAE, AHIMA 

Holly Schambach, Association Development Solutions 

Allison Summers, CAE, Zonta International 

Lorelle Swader, CAE, CDF, IOM, American Library Association 

Denise Zoephel, Selected Independent Funeral Homes 

Kara Brockman, CAE, DES, Association Forum