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Event Details

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.

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!



Standard: $50 -- Attend virtually on 12/2.

All Access: $75 -- Attend virtually on 12/2 + post-event access to all sessions. Watch at your convenience!

(Zoom links will be emailed to you prior to the event.)

Women of Influence

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Dr. Sarah Zallek, OSF HealthCare


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


Breakout Sessions

Erica Baird, Global Allied Product Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

Dr. Ted Bender, UnityPoint Health – UnityPlace

Tiffany Carpenter, Attorney & Counselor, Howard & Howard

Roopa Foulger, VP – Data Delivery Healthcare Analytics, OSF HealthCare

Jennifer Seaton, Partner, RSM US LLP

Jennifer Zammuto, President, Heart of Illinois United Way

For the latest updates, visit peoriamagazines.com/WOI.

Venue Information

This event takes place online.

Organizer Information

Peoria Magazines

101 State Street
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 495-0592

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