Women in Sales Leadership Elevation Conference 2023

Who Should Attend

  • Women Sales Executives & Leaders

  • Male Allies

  • Employers

  • Business Development Folks

  • Sales Enablement

  • Marketing Mavens

  • Culture and People Officers/Managers

  • DEI&B Drivers

Join us on Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday April 27, 2023

Location: Carahsoft Headquarters, Reston, Virginia

Conference Details

Selling in the Hybrid Workplace: What’s Won and Lost for Companies and the Salespeople That Make it All Happen!

The Women in Sales Elevation Conference is a live and in-person event held over an evening and full day. Content-rich, it will bring women in sales together for an exceptional day of learning, career development, business development, and networking.

Join us for a day dedicated to delving into the impact of the hybrid workplace when we will discuss topics critical to career growth and nurturing empowered sales teams.

More than 250 Women in Sales professionals are anticipated to attend from companies including Salesforce, Oracle, Cvent, RedHat, SAP, IBM, and dozens of other leading sales organizations.

Is the flexibility of hybrid worth the loss of comradery and community we get from being in the office?

Are women losing valuable “visibility” by being remote?

What’s happening to our psyche by being home all the time?

How can sales organizations regain the strength of the collective spirit to reignite their sales teams?

Why do we all feel a bit disconnected?

Come and be part of these important discussions with leaders in the field of remote work, team building, post-pandemic culture shock, the loss of soft-skills in a virtual world, so much more.

It’s a day you can’t afford to miss!

WIS Leadership Forum Program Director; Conference Chairperson: Gina Stracuzzi; gstracuzzi@i4esbd.org

A Day Dedicated to Supporting the Ambitions and Career Growth of Women in Sales!

Join Employers, Women in Sales Leaders and Their Allies From Top Companies


April 26, 2023 Welcome Reception

  • Registration – 4:30-5:00 PM

  • Welcome Reception – 5:00-7:00 PM

April 27, 2023 Conference/Full Day

  • Registration and Networking – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Opening Keynote – 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

  • AM Breakout Sessions – 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Networking Lunch – 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

  • Panel Discussion – 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

  • PM Breakout Sessions – 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

  • WISL Working Session – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Closing Remarks – 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

  • Networking Happy Hour – 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Katie Cook, Senior Director, Sales Strategy at Salesforce nd WISL Forum Grad!

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to be a participant in the IES Women in Sales Leadership Forum led by the incomparable Gina Stracuzzi. This program not only focuses on developing leadership skills, but it provides ways to tackle unique issues facing women in sales everyday. The insight I gained from listening to amazing speakers like Tamara Greenspan, Gigi Schumm, Queirra Fenderson, PCC, Kyla O’Connell, and Anita Nielsen taught me so much about myself and how I lead others in the sales environment. I cannot recommend this program enough! HUGE thank you to Rob Stein for being an amazing ally to women in sales and advocating for Salesforce’s participation with this forum.


Celebrating the Power of WISL!

After two years of isolation, career doubts and sometimes derailment it is time to come back together and celebrate our strength, our resilience, and our absolute love of selling! April 26 & 27 will be days dedicated to getting our groove back, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones, and considering how we move forward in ways that work for us in the aftermath of the pandemic.  Don’t let these days happen without you!

Join us for the celebration!

Women in Sales Leadership Forum

WISL Elevation Conference Speakers – To be announced

Gina Stracuzzi

Gina Stracuzzi, Conference Chairperson, CoFounder & Director, IES Women in Sales Leadership Forum

Gina Stracuzzi is a leader in the Women in Sales movement. Gina’s career in sales started very early in life when she would “pitch” her parents on important issues like her version of how grandma’s vase ended up on the floor in a million pieces. She would routinely beat out her “competition” (aka as her six siblings) for best story-telling in a dramatic role. Throughout her 20+ years in sales and marketing in the U.S., Europe and emerging economies, Gina has continued to employ those same story-telling skills to help women entrepreneurs and small businesses, navigate the waters between strategic communication and business development to bring about smart growth. She is the host of the Tuesday at noon IES Women in Sales webinar.