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2020 Women’s Leadership Forum Signature Program

The annual IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum – Signature Event will be held at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa. In addition to networking, education, inspiration and motivation, the group will celebrate the 2020 Woman of Achievement Award Winner.

Programs Fees

IAEE Member Rate $499 USD | Non-member Rate $799 USD

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, 8 September

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM WLF Registration
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Networking Activity – WLF Attendees only
Sherron Washington, M.A.
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM Women’s Leadership Forum Reception

Wednesday, 9 September

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM WLF Breakfast

Brought to you by:

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM IAEE Welcome
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Truths Female Leaders Need to Know
Colette Carlson, CSP, CPAE
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Innovation is Everybody’s Business: Unlocking Your Innovative Mind to Achieve Peak Performance
Tamara Ghandour
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Networking Break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Cultivating Connectivity, One Step at a Time
Ginger Johnson
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Woman of Achievement Award Celebration
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Break
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Panel Discussion: Offline Talks for Online Leadership
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM brainSHIFT: Break Your Stress Success Cycle
Dr. Romie Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Event Wrap Up


CEM Programs

Thursday, 10 September

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CEM Course – Selecting Service Contractors (separate registration process)
9:00 AM – 4:45 PM CEM-AP Course (separate registration process)
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM CEM-AP / CEM AM Break
Noon CEM-AP / CEM Lunch
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM CEM-AP / CEM PM Break

Friday, 11 September

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CEM Course – Strategic Planning & Management (separate registration process)
9:00 AM – 4:45 PM CEM-AP Course (separate registration process)
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM CEM -AP/ CEM AM Break
Noon CEM-AP/ CEM Lunch
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM CEM-AP/ CEM PM Break


IAEE extends a special thank you to our 2020 Women’s Leadership Forum Partners

Emerald Partners




Ruby Partners


Pearl Partners





Supporting Partner





Host Partner


Breakfast Partners


Furniture Partner


Photography Partner


Registration Partner




Signage Partner

Audience Response System Partner

Video Partner



Event Information

Program & Hotel Location

Lansdowne Resort & Spa
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: (703) 729-8400

Room Rate: $269 (includes Resort Fee)

Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (7% occupancy tax and 6% sales tax). Additional guests per room will be charged $25 per person per night, 4 room occupants max.

Click here to book your hotel room.

Hotel booking deadline: 17 August 2020

Check-in Time: 4:00 PM

Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations, in whole or in part, must be made in writing and may be subject to a cancellation fee.  For a full refund, written cancellations must be received no later than 30 business days prior to the event.  Within 11-29 business days, all approved refunds are subject to a $75 administrative fee.  Cancellations will not be accepted within 10 business days of the event and event fees will not be refunded after the event begins. Send written cancellation requests to:


The resort offers complimentary self-parking or valet parking for $20 per day.

Getting There

For attendees flying in from out of town, you will fly into one of the following airports:

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – This airport is 20 minutes from the hotel.

Reagan Airport (DCA) is the next closest airport – Approximately one hour from the hotel.

Shuttle Transportation To/From Dulles Airport

Lansdowne Resort and Spa is located near Dulles Airport, and provides a paid shuttle service through BBC Express for arriving and departing flights at Dulles International Airport (IAD). The BBC Express shuttle requires a $35.00 fee PER PERSON each way and reservations for the shuttle are required a minimum of 24 hours in advance. For more information and to request, click HERE.