Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Garden City Campus
Tagged: Office of Alumni Relations, Center for Career and Professional Development, Diversity, Students

Women’s Leadership Conference


Developing Yourself as a Leader

The second annual Women’s Leadership Conference, themed “Develop Yourself as a Leader,” allows Adelphi University to recognize the careers of graduates and friends while providing the opportunity to create meaningful business connections. This full-day leadership training and professional development conference is open to all members of the Adelphi University community. Sponsorship opportunities available.

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Co-hosted by Center for Career and Professional Development and Office of Alumni Relations.

Keynote Speakers

Carol Ammon

Carol A. Ammon, M.B.A. ’79, ‘10 (Hon.)
Founder and Retired CEO and Chairman, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Donna Orender

Donna Orender, ‘07 (Hon.)
CEO, Orender Unlimited, and Founder, Generation W, and Former President, Women’s National Basketball Association

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Welcome and Leadership Assessment Breakfast Keynote: Carol A. Ammon, M.B.A. ’79, ‘10 (Hon.)

9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Session 1 (3 Panels/Topics)
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Session 2 (3 Panels/Topics)
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Donna Orender, ‘07 (Hon.)

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Session 3 (3 Panels/Topics)
2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Desserts & Roundtable Discussions
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Resume, Cover Letter Review and Elevator Pitch (optional)

Panel Topics:

  • Leading with Optimism and Resilience
  • Executive Presence
  • Defining/Building your Personal Brand
  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Networking, Coaching & Mentoring
  • Side Hustle
  • Establishing Yourself as a Leader
  • Starting Over/ Hitting The Reset Button

Round Table Discussions:

  • The Advice I Would Give my Younger Self/ Generational Advice
  • Wanting It All and Managing It Too: Work Life Balance
  • Civic Engagement                                         
  • Philanthropy                                       
  • Financial Planning/ Money 101
  • Career Coaching

How To Support the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference

  • Sponsor/Fund Scheduled Activities
  • Attend Conference  
  • Advertise & Promote

Give the gift of professional development to our community and sponsor the Women’s Leadership Conference. For more information or to make your gift, please contact:

Jodie Sperico
Executive Director of Alumni Relations
p – 516.877.3156

» 2018 WLC Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

Last Year’s Conference

Adelphi University hosted the inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Over 100 alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff participated in the half-day program which included breakout panels and a networking, roundtable luncheon.

Photo Slideshow


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Keynote speaker Kim Petry ’91

Should you, or your guests, require an accommodation based on a disability, or need to request an ASL interpreter, please contact the Student Access Office by phone at 516.877.3806 or email at Please allow for a reasonable time frame prior to the event; we suggest a minimum of five business days.

For further information, please contact:

Office of Alumni Relations
Nexus Building, 2nd Floor
p – 516.877.3470
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