Former First Lady Michelle Obama…

Mrs. Obama will participate in a conversation with Hattie Hill, President and CEO of WFF about the importance of supporting the advancement of women in the workplace


To Join The 2018 Women’s Foodservice Forum’s Annual Leadership Development Conference (WFF’s ALDC), March 4-7

Women’s Foodservice Forum is pleased to announce that former First Lady Michelle Obama, will join the organization’s annual conference, March 4-7 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX.  She is scheduled to participate in the closing session on Wednesday, March 7.

In its 29th year, WFF’s ALDC brings together more than 3,000 food industry professionals, from emerging leaders to C-suite executives. For three days, participants can choose from more than 30 leadership development workshops and listen to more than 50 best-selling authors and leadership experts. The conference convenes representation from more than 200 food industry Fortune 1000 companies that have made a commitment to support the advancement of women leaders.

“We are thrilled that Mrs. Obama will join us and our other esteemed speakers,” said Hattie Hill, President & CEO, WFF. “She is a charismatic and inspiring role model that embodies the limitless possibilities that we want women in the food industry to aspire for,” added Hill.

“As WFF’s incoming Board Chair, I am honored to step into this role at such a historic time in our country, when achieving gender equity has become a spirited national conversation,” said Susan Adzick, Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Relationships, McLane Foodservice, Inc. “Through our annual conference, we are inspiring women in the food industry to break through barriers and gain the confidence and competencies to achieve their highest aspirations,” added Adzick.

The list of speakers and sessions confirmed to date can be found here: