Michelle Obama To Join The 2018 Women's Foodservice Forum's Annual Leadership Development Conference
by Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF)
Posted: 2018-01-23 15:24:11 EST

DALLAS -- 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 at 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: https://aldc.wff.org/


Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let's Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.

Before becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm, Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama.  She later worked in the Chicago mayor's office, the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.

Mrs. Obama was born on January 17, 1964. She married Barack Obama in 1992. They currently live in Washington, DC and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.


Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) is the industry's premier leadership development organization working since 1989 to advance women in the food industry. Based in Dallas, WFF serves thousands of individuals and hundreds of employers across North America in all segments of the industry including operators, manufacturers and distributors, as well as the broader food ecosystem. WFF supports women by providing tools and resources to build leadership competencies that enhance career advancement. The organization also convenes critical research sources to establish industry metrics and benchmarks and assists partner companies with implementing best practices and measuring year-over-year gender equity progress for their organizations. For more information, visit wff.org.

Source: Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF)