A summit for experienced and emerging leaders

February 19 – 21, 2020
Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, TN

“Success isn’t about the end result; it’s about what you learn along the way.”  –  Vera Wang

Come as colleagues and leave as friends. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women and men through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The event will explore how women are contributing to the success of their organizations and the textile industry.

Registration will open October 2019

If you are interested in speaking, please send your session topic to Jill Newman at jmnewman@ifai.com.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Noon - 3 pm Registration Open
3 - 6 pm Offsite Group Activity
7 - 9 pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

7 - 9 am Registration Open
7 - 8 am Walk It, Talk It, Work It - A networking walk
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
9:45 - 10:45 am Opening Keynote
10:45 am - Noon Education
Noon – 1:15 pm Interactive Lunch
1:30 - 4:15 pm Education
4:15 - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks for the Day
6 - 8 pm Reception/Dinner

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

6:30 - 7:30 am Morning Yoga Session
8 - 9 am Breakfast
9 - 10 am Education
10:15 - 11:15 am Closing Keynote
11:15 - 11:30 am Closing Remarks
11:30 am - Noon Grab & Go Snacks

*schedule subject to change


Your Summit Experience

Here’s your chance to join a gathering of female minds determined to play a part in our industry evolution. Here’s what you can expect:

Daily programming

Discover a new landscape through thought-leadership, panel discussions, skill building seminars, story-telling sessions and other surprises!

Workshops & activities

Stretch your skills by diving in to hot topics and participating in interactive problem solving.

Conversation spaces

Step into casual conversations, valuable networking and richer discussions designed to inspire creative ideas.

Meals and events

Enrich your experience and engage with a new network of female leaders during shared meals and lively receptions.