Women in Sales Leadership Elevation Conference 2023

Conference Theme:

Making Negotiations Fun & Creative for

Remarkable Business & Life Success!

It’s a day you can’t afford to miss!

Who Should Attend

  • Women in Sales, Sales Enablement, BD & Marketing
  • Sales Organization Leaders & Employers

  • Male Allies

  • HR & Hybrid Workplace Specialists

  • Culture and People Officers/Managers

  • DE&I Drivers

Join us on Friday, September 13, 2024 (Welcome Reception on September 12, 2024)

Location: Carahsoft Conference Center, Reston, Virginia

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

Agenda (TBD)

September 12, 2024 Welcome Reception

September 13, 2024 Conference/Full Day

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 four 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!

July 24 & 25 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


Gina Stracuzzi

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

Gina Stracuzzi has been in sales or business development her entire career, which started with selling commodity futures to cattlemen in Texas! For the last 25+ years, Gina has honed her skills as a sales and business development strategist, working primarily with women-owned or led companies in the U.S. and Europe to help them drive revenue growth and develop successful sales strategies.

Throughout her career, Gina has been inspired by the belief that when women thrive, business thrives. This driving passion has allowed her to empower countless women and help them understand and leverage their innate strengths, enabling them to reach the highest levels in their careers and businesses.

It is that same passion that led Gina to co-found and develop the IES Women in Sales Leadership (WISL) Center, a platform that fosters growth, collaboration, and mentorship for women in sales. The WISL Center comprises the WISL Forum, Jr Forum, and WISL Alumni Experience, path-changing programs designed to ensure more women are elevated into sales leadership; the IES Premier Women in Sales Employer (PWISE) Certification for outstanding companies for women in sales; the annual WISL Elevation Conference; and a variety of in-house professional development offerings.

For her leadership, Gina was named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Sales by the DemandBase and the Women in Sales Club, for two consecutive years.

On a personal note, Gina has a daughter in college, two amazing adult stepchildren, and now, one very handsome grandson! She and her husband are enjoying the proverbial empty nest with their two Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers in Richmond, VA.