Loyola University Chicago

Executive and Professional Education Center

Housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub


Women's Leadership Forum 2021


On Friday, April 16, 2021 we hosted a half-day of learning, networking, and togetherness at our Women’s Leadership Forum. While this year's event was virtual, we still brought together experts from across disciplines to discuss the challenges women face in today's workforce, regardless of industry or background.

No matter what stage you're at in your career, this annal event is designed to help all women become better leaders in their workplace.

Guest Speakers

Dwetri Addy
Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Stitch Fix
Dr. Sharonda Hagans-Jones
Hagans-Jones Consulting LLC 
Daniela Hendricks
Chief Compliance & Process Officer
Gebrüder Weiss USA
Vicki Klopsch
Executive Director, Laspa Center for Leadership
Scripps College
Melissa Lagowski
Nonprofit Manager, NPO Consultant, Founder/CEO
Big Buzz Idea Group
Pam McCoy
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Betsey Nohe
VP Supply Chain, Quality and R&D Americas
Morton Salt
Ashley Ritter
Undergraduate Business Career Coach
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Dr. Jo Ann Rooney
Loyola University Chicago
Aminatu Rubango
Associate Director, Business Career Services
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Dr. Pam Schilling
Archer Career
Brittani Shaw
Chief People Officer
Heather Terry
Co-founder & CEO
GoodSam PBC 
Dr. Eileen Timmins
VP of HR and Administration
Lauren Wilson Lee
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer
Allied Technology Solutions


As a reminder, this is a virtual event. All times listed are CST.

7:45 a.m. Welcome
Colleen Reany, Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Pam McCoy, Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, Loyola University Chicago
8:15 a.m. Women Thriving in 2021
Dr. Pam Schilling, Archer Career
8:30 a.m. Legacy and Lifelong Learning
Dr. Sharonda Hagans-Jones, Hagans-Jones Consulting
9:15 a.m. Break
9:20 a.m. Breakout Session 1A:
Driving Change in a Male Dominated Industry
Betsey Nohe, Morton Salt
Colleen Reaney, Loyola's Quinlan School of Business (moderator)
Brittani Shaw, Litera
Lauren Wilson Lee, Allied Technology Solutions
Daniela Hendricks, Gebrüder Weiss USA

Breakout Session 2A:
Leadership as Influence
Vicki Klopsch, Laspa Center for Leadership, Scripps College
10:00 a.m. Break
10:05 a.m. Breakout Session 1B:
Work Life Balance: Fact or Fiction?
Heather Terry, GoodSam PBC

Breakout Session 2B:
The Power of Networking
Melissa Lagowski, Big Buzz Idea Group
10:55 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Breakout Session 1C:
Preparing for Promotion: How to Position Yourself for Growth and Advancement
Aminatu Rubango, Quinlan School of Business
Ashley Ritter, Quinlan School of Business

Breakout Session 2C:
Leading Authentically During Times of Change and Chaos
Eileen Timmins, 1WorldSync
11:45 a.m. Break
11:50 a.m. Inclusive Leadership
Dwetri Addy, Stitch Fix
12:35 p.m. Zoom Small Group Networking
1:15 p.m. Event Concludes


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