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2023 Women’s Leadership Conference Speakers

Meet the speakers for the 2023 Women’s Leadership Conference

Erin O’Malley
Keynote Presentation:  Embrace YOUR Bold
Erin O’Malley understands the connection between strong leadership, engaged teams and loyal customers. Ten years in hospitality leadership proved the perfect playground to hone her leadership expertise and teach her a thing or two about customer experience. Keynote is sponsored by EssilorLuxottica.


Bold Decisions in Leadership: A Panel Discussion
Three ODs, Glenda Aleman-Moheeputh, OD; Breanne McGhee OD, MEd, FAAO; and Sandra S. Block, OD, M. Ed., MPH, FAAO, FCOVD, DAAO (PHEV), FARVO, the incoming president of the World Council of Optometry; talk about the times in their careers bold leadership was required, how they prepared for it and what they learned from it.

Glenda Aleman-Moheeputh, OD

Breanne McGhee OD, MEd, FAAO

 Sandra S. Block, OD
Sandra S. Block, OD, M. Ed., MPH, FAAO, FCOVD, DAAO (PHEV), FARVO

 Erin M Brooks, OD, MS, FAAO
Erin M Brooks, OD, MS, FAAO
The Language of Confidence
Erin M Brooks, OD, MS, FAAO, once joined a local Toastmasters Club to learn how she could present herself more confidently. Now she’ll share ways that introverts, extroverts and everyone in between can command attention.
That’s Bold Talk
Guided small group activities. Don’t undermine your message with body language, expressions or verbal tics that can confuse a listener. We’ll have fun while identifying our own potential message-spoilers.


Go, Be Bold, Lead With Confidence
Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO, brings the event to a close with a distillation of the calls to action and encouragement to be bold and confident leaders in your respective spheres of influence.


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