2023 Event Recap

Empowering Women and Celebrating Sisterhood: Highlights from the 2023 Alumnae Leadership Conference 

The 2023 Alumnae Leadership Conference, hosted on Zoom, was an extraordinary event that brought together alumnae members of Alpha Omicron Pi from across North America. With a lineup of inspirational speakers, educational tracks, roundtable discussions, and exciting activities, the conference aimed to empower women, foster leadership skills, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

The conference commenced with a captivating keynote address by Jaclyn Gallo, a renowned speaker and advocate for women’s empowerment. Gallo’s thought-provoking speech focused on the importance of self-image, self-talk, and self-perception in shaping one’s personal and professional journey. With her empowering words, she inspired attendees to embrace their strengths, overcome self-doubt, and strive for excellence in all aspects of life. 

To cater to the diverse interests and ambitions of attendees, the conference featured 12 educational tracks aligned with AOII’s ends of ambition, leadership, empowering women, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. These tracks delved into various topics, including personal and professional development, career advancement, entrepreneurship, wellness and self-care, community engagement, and social justice. Attendees had the opportunity to select tracks that resonated with their individual goals, enabling them to gain valuable insights and skills from industry experts and experienced leaders. 

The conference also provided a platform for meaningful discussions through roundtable sessions. Attendees had the chance to engage in conversations on topics such as Ritual education, lifetime engagement, generational communication, and exchange ideas with the Executive Board leaders of AOII. These interactive sessions fostered connections, allowed for the sharing of experiences, and facilitated the development of strategies to strengthen the AOII community. 

Recognizing the importance of fostering sisterhood and connection, the conference kicked off with a social networking hour. Special guests from Ever Blooming Napa Valley, AOII’s wine club, joined the event to provide an enjoyable and relaxed environment for attendees to socialize. This dedicated time allowed sisters from across North America to bond, strengthen existing friendships, and forge new connections while enjoying the company of like-minded individuals. 

The conference also emphasized giving back to the community through a charitable initiative. To support a worthy cause, the event began with a workout session led by fitness expert Lori Geode, with the proceeds benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. This philanthropic effort not only promoted health and well-being but also demonstrated AOII’s commitment to making a positive impact beyond their sisterhood. 

As the conference drew to a close, it was time to celebrate the achievements and milestones of both attendees and alumnae chapters. This uplifting and joyful session recognized the hard work, dedication, and accomplishments of individuals and chapters within the AOII community. It served as a reminder of the lifelong bond that AOII members share and the limitless potential they possess. 

The 2023 Alumnae Leadership Conference was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on attendees and reaffirming AOII’s commitment to empowering women and fostering leadership. Through the keynote speech by Jaclyn Gallo, educational tracks, roundtable discussions, social networking, charitable initiatives, and milestone celebrations, this conference provided a platform for personal and professional growth, sisterhood, and the celebration of achievements. By equipping women with the necessary skills and resources, AOII continues to pave the way for a brighter future.