2020 Women of Influence Forum

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Each December, Peoria Magazine highlights area women who are making a difference in central Illinois—in conjunction with a half-day forum featuring breakout sessions, panels, featured speakers and more. This annual event is a tribute to women in the workplace and an inspirational way to bring the community together and empower female leaders.

Tickets for the 2020 Women of Influence Forum will be available at 309tix.com. More details soon!

Persevering Women

Realizing our collective strength, power and capabilities are limitless

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
A virtual conference

In a year like no other, we meet challenges in our past, present and future with unwavering strength.

Join us for a morning to motivate, encourage and inspire!

Women of Influence

Panel Discussion

Jodi Hoos, Peoria County State’s Attorney

Monica Hendrickson, Public Health Administrator, Peoria City/County Health Dept.

Mary Jo Papich, ArtsPartners of Central Illinois & Jazz Education Network

Rachael Parker, Peoria County Clerk; Owner, Sweet Cakes by Rachael

Dr. Sarah de Ramirez, VP & Chief Medical Officer of Clinical Innovation, OSF HealthCare

Morning Keynote

Jean Becker, Midwest Technology Lead, Accenture

A champion of gender equality, diversity and inclusion, Jean helps organizations harness technology and human ingenuity to embrace change and thrive in the tech-driven future.


Breakout Sessions

Erica Baird, Global Allied Product Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

Dr. Ted Bender, UnityPoint Health – UnityPlace

Tiffany Carpenter, Attorney & Counselor, Howard & Howard

Jennifer Seaton, Partner, RSM US LLP

Jennifer Zammuto, President, Heart of Illinois United Way


Women of Influence


Thanks to our sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors

Hometown Community Banks Junior Achievement Accenture

Executive Sponsors

UnityPoint Health Heart of Illinois United Way Howard & Howard

Associate Sponsors

OSF HealthCare Illinois Mutual Cullinan Properties

RLI Corp.

Illinois Central College
CAT Financial







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