ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality

May 29-30, 2019

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL

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About the Event

It's time to recognize the women of the hospitality industry and champion the next generation of leaders. Over two impactful days, you'll hear important insights and candid remarks from some of the most successful women executives. We'll network, strategize, and share our knowledge to help our industry - and our women - make the next leap forward.

2019 Advisory Committee

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for this groundbreaking event and join us as a sponsor of ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality. 

Please contact Brad Aldrich, CMHS at or (202) 289-3154 for information on sponsorship opportunities or click here to learn more.



Hotel Accommodations

The ForWard: Woman Advancing Hospitality room block is now closed. Reservations will be accommodated on a case by case basis pending hotel availability. Please contact Jamal Magby, to inquire. 


Pre-Order Your ForWard Merch

If you are interested in purchasing a ForWard racerback tank or crew neck tee please click here. All purchases will be available for pick up at the event. 

ForWard Shirts



Adama Iwu

Adama Iwu
Vice President, State & Community Relations, Visa


12:00 pm
1:00 pm
ForWard Program
5:00- 6:30 pm
Networking Reception

6:30 am
Morning Yoga (Optional)
7:30 am
Networking Breakfast
9:00 am -2:00 pm
ForWard Program

Click here for a full agenda. 


Pre-registration for ForWard: Women Advancing Hospitality is now closed. Limited registration will be available on-site. 

Please contact Jamal Magby at (202) 289-3126 for more information on how to register.