Conference 2021

New! Attend Virtually or In-Person
March 21, 2021-March 24, 2021

Limitless 2021 – Connect. Grow. Be Inspired.
Save the Date: March 21-24, 2021


You take charge of your career every day by embracing opportunities and owning your actions and results. It shows in the strategic thinking you bring to seemingly small choices and the big decisions, like how to pilot your career during unprecedented challenges. There is no question this is a moment to build your capabilities, increase your leadership contribution and direct your own future.

And this is the place to do it! The WFF Leadership Conference is for Food Industry pros who see tough challenges and move toward them. For women who know the path to growth always starts with stepping up, not back. And, for bold thinkers and brave leaders at all career stages who know the future will be designed by people exactly like them. Exactly like you!

The 2021 Conference offers extensive flexibility to attend safely in-person or virtually. On site, a smaller number of participants will attend in generous spaces with stringent health protocols. Those who choose to attend online will enjoy the same top-quality mainstage production and breakout sessions via livestream, along with specialized networking opportunities.


Of course, the WFF Leadership Conference is also much more than an event. By registering for Conference, you receive a complimentary WFF annual membership and join a community that becomes your support and inspiration network year-round and throughout your career.




Inspiration is a powerful force that compels us to aim higher, overcome obstacles and imagine entirely new ways of doing and being. Inspiration lives at the heart of WFF with abundant opportunities to both get inspired and inspire others!
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Your professional growth will follow a unique path based on your specific skills and goals. That could mean charting the fastest course to the C-Suite, seeking a greater breadth of skills or even transitioning into a new functional area or segment of the dynamic Food Industry.
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You can go further faster with the right support.  A strong professional network helps you overcome blind spots, fill in knowledge gaps and expand your perspective in ways that create new opportunities.
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Networking with Leaders

There is nothing like getting the inside track from those up ahead of you on the journey — what the landscape looks like, how things are changing, mistakes they have learned from and advice for the trip. This new offering provides smaller group interaction with senior industry leaders. In these more intimate virtual settings, leaders share career and professional insights and respond live to Q&A with participants.

CEO and President’s Forum

Greater access to industry colleagues and more exposure to industry leaders is a critical WFF asset. So, we’ve baked more into the process this year with bonus sessions that offer high-energy, candid, small group discussions on key topics moderated by industry leaders.

WFF Communities of Interest

Our online WFF Communities of Interest connect working women with shared interests and challenges to help you grow professionally and personally. They connect for discussion throughout the year via LinkedIn and meet during Conference for facilitated discussions. This year, those discussions will happen online for in-person and virtual attendees.

Wellness Session

We have a better understanding today that busy professionals are multifaceted people who thrive and increase their contribution when they bring their whole selves to work. Get expert advice in this new offering to support your personal and professional wellness and development as a holistic leader.


In addition to hearing directly from role models within the Food Industry, you’ll learn from women who have changed the way we think and work and advocated for what they needed to advance to the very top of their professions. Click here to review the full list of speakers.

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

Through her relentless exploration of human nature, Rubin helps us understand ourselves better so we can make positive changes in our habits and our lives. From personal renewal to increasing career satisfaction, the best-selling author helps us chart our own path to being happier, healthier and more productive.

Tina Brown

Tina Brown

Legendary journalist and author, Brown served as editor of Vanity Fair magazine, as the first female editor of The New Yorker and founding editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast online news magazine. Her new book, The Palace Papers, will be published this year.

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Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro

A political strategist and commentator, Navarro is known for unwavering commitment to her values and candid criticism of all sides of the political spectrum. Her early life experience leaving her native Nicaragua to escape political turmoil informs her robust message to engage in the world around you and ensure your priorities are reflected in the decisions of leaders.

Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and second all-time leading scorer in international soccer history, Wambach encourages women to lead the revolutionary change needed to secure equality and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. She points the way for women to amplify each other's voices, 'fail up' and turn to their pack for support.

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In-Person Conference

Conference Registration Includes:

  • General and Educational Sessions
  • Elective Sessions
  • Networking with Leaders Session
  • Daily Wellness Sessions
  • Access to select on-demand sessions for 90 days after event
  • Breakfast Monday-Wednesday
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Various refreshment breaks
  • Complimentary annual membership to WFF


Virtual Conference

Conference Registration Includes:

  • High-level virtual engagement with Industry Leaders
  • Live General and Educational Sessions
  • Networking with Leaders Session
  • Live Elective Sessions
  • Live Daily Wellness Sessions
  • Virtual Networking
  • Access to select on-demand sessions for 90 days after event
  • Complimentary annual membership to WFF

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