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Women's Leadership Forum

April 23, 2018 - April 24, 2018

DLL Headquarters
Wayne, PA

Thank you for your interest in the inaugural ELFA Women's Leadership Forum. This event is now sold out. Stay tuned for other women's leadership and networking events to come!
Be a Force for the Future!

The inaugural ELFA Women’s Leadership Forum will focus on leadership development for women at all stages of an equipment finance career.  
  • Hear from dynamic speakers
  • Network with industry leaders -- build relationships and make new connections!
  • Grow your leadership skills
  • Improve your professional performance
  • Leave the Forum with new insights and concrete action steps you can implement when you return to your office.  
Program Highlights
  • Strategic Networking
  • Effective Communication / Gender Intelligence
  • Persuasion: Communications That Move People
  • Make It Happen With Social Media
  • Networking Luncheon
  • Optional Community Table Dine Around    
Who Should Attend?
This event is open to any ELFA member who would like to attend but registration is limited to 80 attendees. ELFA regular member companies may register up to four representatives from their companies. A wait list will be available for those wishing to register more than four representatives, should space become available. Service provider member companies may register one representative from their company.  

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorships provide invaluable exposure for your company. Contact Steve Wafalosky at 440-247-1060 or if you are interested in supporting the first ELFA Women’s Leadership Forum.            

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
ELFA Members $299.00

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Available Functions

  Dine Around - Community Table Dinner Group


Terri Boyer

Founding Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership
Villanova University

Amanda Dooley

Digital Communications & Content Partner

Lori Frasier

SVP, Strategy and Performance Management
Key Equipment Finance

Frasier is senior vice president of strategy and performance management at Key Equipment Finance. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, market research, client insights, sales performance and analysis, portfolio management, project management, and employee development initiatives. She joined Key Equipment Finance in 2003 in global human resources management.  She served as senior vice president of human resources and administration before being promoted to senior vice president of strategic services in 2009.  Prior to joining Key she held various positions at First Data/Western Union.
Throughout her career, Frasier has been actively involved in a volunteer capacity with ELFA, as the chair of the organization's Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee, chair of the organization's Human Resources task force, and member of the Compensation and Diversity Steering Committee.  She is presently a member of the ELFA Board of Directors.

Tanya Menon

Associate Professor, Fisher College of Business
the Ohio State University

Robbie Samuels

Executive Coach and Speaker

Robbie Samuels helps his clients shift their mindset around relationship building, so they discover new connections and business opportunities in the world around them and know how to act on them. He has been recognized as a networking expert by Inc. and Lifehacker, and profiled in Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark. Robbie is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.

A professional member of the National Speakers Association, he has been speaking and coaching on the topic of inclusive networking for over a decade. While practical and filled with easy to implement action steps, his talks are most often described as dynamic, engaging, and funny. He shares small, big ideas, everyday ideas, which are accessible and immediately actionable and have the power to inspire significant change. Tune into On the Schmooze, his weekly podcast on leadership and networking, to be inspired by the talented professionals he interviews. Visit to download 10 Tips for Conference Connections.


Forum Location
The ELFA Women's Leadership Forum will be held at the DLL headquarters building at 1111 Old Eagle School Road, Wayne, PA 19087-6608. This location is approximately 27 miles from Philadelphia International Airport and approximately 25 miles from 30th Street Station, the main Amtrak railroad station in Philadelphia.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is being held for attendees of the 2018 Women’s Leadership Forum at the Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge / King of Prussia hotel. A special conference rate of $190 plus tax, single/double occupancy, is offered to attendees. Check in time is 3:00pm, and check-out time is 12:00 Noon. Please call Reservations at (800) 321-2211, provide your arrival and departure dates and mention ELFA Room Block in order to get the ELFA group rate.

Online Reservations
You may also reserve hotel rooms online through the customized reservations link at:

Make Hotel Reservations by Monday, March 26, 2018! Reservations after this date are based on availability and may be at a higher rate.

Free parking is available at DLL headquarters. Attendees who are staying at the Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge / King of Prussia across the street from DLL may park at the hotel and walk to the Forum.

DLL Headquarters
1111 Old Eagle School Road
Wayne, PA 19087-1453

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