Dr. Ivan Joseph and Ondra Berry to Keynote the Women's Foodservice Forum 2014 Annual Leadership Development Conference

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DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) announced today that Dr. Ivan Joseph and Ondra Berry will deliver keynote addresses at their 2014 Annual Leadership Development Conference, which will be held March 23-26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Joseph and Berry will each discuss motivational leadership and how to discover career potential through the filter of their own unique backgrounds. They join a stellar speaking line-up, which includes Dr. Maya Angelou and Soledad O'Brien.

"Dr. Ivan Joseph and Ondra Berry are both inspiring speakers who have excelled as leaders in their respective fields of athletics and law enforcement," said Anna Mason, vice president of operations and general manager of WFF. "Their stories will encourage conference attendees to seek out their career potential, and to look ahead with specific goals in mind as they develop their own leadership skills within their organizations."

Recently praised for his popular TED Talk "The Skill of Self Confidence," Joseph is a professor, athletic director, soccer coach and a motivational speaker who is known for leading individuals, teams and organizations to success. As the current Director of Athletics at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Joseph encourages leaders to use positive reinforcement by transforming negative talk into positivity within their career. Joseph's keynote address will take place during the General Session on March 24.

Berry is an author and world-renowned expert at discovering the potential of individuals and organizations. His book, "Ayoba: Spirit of Awesomeness," is a guide to unleashing a person's full potential. Berry's experience includes work as a facilitator and consultant, as well as 25 years in the Reno Police Department. He will be speaking at the Communities of Interest United Session on March 26.

WFF's 2014 Annual Leadership Development Conference is expected to hit record-breaking attendance. For more information and to register today, please visit: http://annual14.wff.org/.


The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) is the industry's premier leadership development organization with more than 25 years of experience advancing women in the foodservice industry. WFF serves thousands of individuals and hundreds of employers in all segments of the industry including operations, manufacturing, distribution, publishing, consulting, and more. Through highly effective and educational events such as the Annual Leadership Development Conference, Executive Summit and Regional Connects as well as professional development and rich networking opportunities, WFF provides the competence and strategic connections needed to make a positive difference in the careers of women in the foodservice industry. For more information, visit wff.org.

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