Red Roof Events



Hilton Chicago/ Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center

May 9 & 10, 2018

Panelist Bios


Continue to grow your relationships, education and inspiration with other professional women hoteliers. 

At the Red Roof Forum on Leadership for Women Entrepreneurs we will examine the business skills required and tools available to successfully meet today’s increasingly competitive and complex business challenges. 

This year we will focus on personal and professional development with Red Roof team members and guest speakers addressing topics including: 

  • Leadership skills 
  • Business acumen 
  • Building core competencies 
  • Realizing your maximum potential 
  • Special panels moderated by Dr. Lalia Rach, Dean Emeritus NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management and Founder of Rach Enterprises. 
  • Keynote Speaker: Shelmina Abji, empowerment speaker and former IBM Vice President, following up her address at AAHOA with an expanded message targeted for women. 

Travel expenses (airfare, ground transportation) and hotel room charges are at the attendee’s expense. Hotel parking is complimentary.



Web Registration is open until April 20th, 2018.

Due to the limited space for this event, advanced registration is strongly recommended. Same day registration is subject to availability and rate increases.


Questions? Please contact Edelyn Parker,