Business & Economy

UWF announces 2022 Women in Leadership Conference date, keynote speaker and ticket information

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host the eighth annual Women in Leadership Conference on March 11, 2022 at the UWF Conference Center on the University’s Pensacola Campus, as well as offered virtually.

The conference will provide opportunities to hear from and connect with prominent women leaders who have achieved both personal and professional success. In addition to the traditional in-person session, the virtual component will include livestream access to all keynote sessions and panels, and behind-the-scenes conversations with speakers and panelists.

“Planning is in full swing, and the buzz has already started for the event of the year for women,” said Dr. Sherry Hartnett, conference chair, author, professor and founder of the UWF College of Business Executive Mentor Program. “Remarkably successful women, including CEOs and senior executives from across the state, will share their stories through inspiring speeches and panels dedicated to personal inspiration and practical application.”

Speakers from across the state will share their leadership stories. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Deborah German, vice president of health affairs and dean of the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine. Her address titled “Building the Life you Want, Achieving Career Success and Personal Happiness” will discuss how professionals can have both career success and a personal life filled with happiness. German will talk about how your dreams and your belief system can support or sabotage your efforts. Mayela Rojas Sanchez, executive vice president and content creative officer at Media Vista Group, will serve as the conference emcee.

Young professionals can expect to learn how to proactively manage their growth and development to prepare for the leadership roles. Seasoned professionals will leverage unique strengths to thrive and succeed in current and future leadership roles. Attendees will learn leadership advice from a variety of panels including a diversity panel, corporate mentoring panel, health panel, glass ceilings panel and service panel.

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with check-in from 8 to 9 a.m. In-person and virtual tickets are available for purchase for the 2022 Women in Leadership Conference. The standard rate is $100 for an in-person ticket and $50 for the virtual conference, with discounted, early-bird rates available through Dec. 31, 2021.

For more information about the Women in Leadership Conference or to purchase a ticket, visit