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October 24-25, 2023

Hyatt Lodge, Oakbrook IL




Ignite Change. Advance Your Leadership.

International Carwash Association, in partnership with the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership, with Villanova University, presents the Women's Leadership Experience program.


An In-Depth & All-Immersive Experience

This 2-day residency program is designed to help individuals build new skills, gain an awareness of systemic issues related to gender issues, and explore ways to influence change. In addition, this curriculum and program format is intended to foster deeper connections and collaboration for women seeking to develop their leadership skills and advance their careers. View a more in-depth program outline.

Participants will receive a certificate from both Villanova University - College of Professional Studies and International Carwash Association. The price to attend is $1,995, not including travel and hotel.



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Learning Outcomes

Returning Cohort

Build upon the skills and networks you've built

  • Analyze and evaluate your current networks' strengths and gaps to build a smarter network

  • Explore patterns, structures, mental models that influence events and individual/collective behaviors of any system

  • Consider the role of the leader in managing and implementing change, and explore strategies for managing change within a system

New Cohort

Create your path and leadership journey

  • Understanding how gender and other identities impact leadership development in organization and society

  • Creation of a personal leadership plan

  • Improvement of competencies in systems management, innovation, organizational development, communications and interprofessional relationships


Terri Boyer - Villanova

Terri Boyer, EdD

Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership; Assistant Vice Provost of Centers & Institutes; Associate Professor of Education & Counseling, Villanova University 

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Danielle Ross, MA

Associate Director, Anne Welsh McNulty for Women's Leadership; Associate Professor of Education & Counseling, Villanova University; BSBA - Marketing, University of Arizona

Bethany Adams

Bethany Adams, MA, SHRM-SCP

Associate Director, Marketing & Strategy-HRD, Villanova University; BS - Psychology, Texas A&M University

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Heather Cluley, Ph.D.

Associate Director and Assistant Teaching Professor-HRD, Villanova University; Ph.D. - Management, John Molson School of Business; MS - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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For Your Stay at the Hyatt Lodge

Attendees will be staying at the beautiful Hyatt Lodge in a retreat-like setting for their elevated learning experience, you can make your housing accommodations now. 

Additional Transportation Information:

Chicago O'Hare International Airport: 11 miles

Chicago Midway International Airport: 15 miles

The Metra BNSF Line (Hinsdale Station) is located 3 miles south of the hotel. A taxi will need to take you from the train station to the hotel.

Any questions about the Women's Leadership Experience? Reach out to us at