The theme of the 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference was 125 Years of Women in Leadership, in honor of the University’s milestone anniversary. The hybrid event was viewed virtually and in-person at our newly renovated Ruth S. Harley University Center.

Conference Schedule

The fifth annual Women’s Leadership Conference was filled with so many alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends – we loved bringing our Panthers together for a day of leadership conversations and professional development.

Time Conference Activity
12:30 pm Check-in
1:00 pm Welcome & Kick-Off Session

“Leadership Lessons Learned: A Conversation with Trailblazing Women”
This impactful armchair conversation will be moderated by LeeAnn Black ’83, Chief Operating Officer, Latham & Watkins and panelists will include

  • Christine M. Riordan, PhD, President of Adelphi University
  • Marjorie Magner, founding member of Brysam Global Partner
  • Carmen Ortiz,’78, JD, ’12 (Hon.), Partner, Anderson & Kreiger LLP
2:00 pm Breakout Session I

Panel 1: “Shattering Expectations”

  • Elizabeth Daitz ’02, Assistant Commissioner, Suffolk County Police Department
  • Dr. Malika Grayson ’11, Program Manager, Northrop Grumman
  • Lois Schlissel, JD, Of Counsel and Former Managing Attorney, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
  • Moderator: Dr. MaryAnne Hyland, Interim Dean, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business

Panel 2: “Caring for Every Body (and for Ourselves)”

  • Chelsea (Wollman) Imbriano, RN, ’14, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, North Shore University Hospital
  • Marissa Abram ’08, PhD ’17, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Public Health
  • Deborah Ambrosio-Mawhirter ’81, MS ’96, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Public Health, Adelphi University
  • Moderator: Dr. Maryann Forbes, PhD ’99, Interim Dean, College of Nursing and Public Health
3:30 pm Breakout Session II

Panel 3: “Climbing the Ranks”

  • Nicholas Iadevaio, MBA ’00, Vice President Human Resources, Diversity + Inclusion Leader, L’Oreal USA
  • Joseph Moscola, MBA ’06, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services, Northwell Health
  • Humera Qazi ’93, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Moderator:  Jacqueline Jones LaMon, JD, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Panel 4: “At the Forefront of Change”

  • Lynda Perdomo-Ayala ’78, Administrative Department Head, Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Christine Tiedemann, NYS Certified Holistic Health Coach
  • Moderator: Dr. Manoj Pardasani, Dean, School of Social Work
5:00 pm Awards & Keynote
There will be three options for conference participants:

  • Option 1: Seating will be available in the University Center to attend the awards and keynote dinner in person. Seating will be limited. All attending this session will receive a free copy of Aly Raisman’s book, Fierce.
  • Option 2: Seating will be available in the University Center to watch the live stream. Seating will be limited. All attending this session will receive a free copy of Aly Raisman’s book, Fierce.
  • Option 3: Receive the link to watch on your own device.

COVID-19 Protocols

  1. Students, faculty, and staff accessing any of Adelphi’s campuses must continue to complete the daily health screening using our Adelphi University mobile app.
  2. Visitors should self-screen for symptoms and/or exposure prior to arrival on-campus. Those with risk factors should refrain from coming to campus.

It was an inspiring day of learning and sharing with remarkably successful women leaders and their allies.

LeeAnn Black ‘83 Chief Operating Officer at Latham & Watkins | Co-Chair of 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference

Adelphi University welcomed more than 350 participants at its fifth annual Women's Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 26. The day of learning, empowerment and career networking was held in the newly renovated Ruth S. Harley University Center on Adelphi's Garden City, New York, campus.

Our 2022 Sponsors

Morgan Stanley
Meyer Suozzi Attorney at Law Women’s Giving Circle Student Government Association
KPMG Sigma: Alpha Omega Chapter
Shadowbox Design Management Valley Women in Business L’Oréal
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