Dr. Hope Zoeller

Founder and President
HOPE (Helping Other People Excel) LLC

Women, Let’s Step Up as Allies for Other Women

Much of today’s commentary on allyship focuses on the need for male allies in the workplace. But what about the need for women to be allies for one another? In IWL’s 2022 State of Allyship-in-Action study, 73% of women surveyed agreed “there are women leaders in their organization that could be stronger allies for other women.” 

Traditionally women have been taught to be competitive with one another because there was such a scarcity of jobs at the top. But it’s clear that strategy isn’t working. Don’t miss this powerful session with Dr. Hope Zoeller in exploring a different approach – in raising each other up and channeling the power of collaboration to change the equation.



Dr. Hope Zoeller is Founder and President of HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), LLC, a firm that specializes in facilitating leader success at every level of an organization. For over 15 years of her professional career, Dr. Zoeller worked at UPS in various roles including Customer Service, Training and Development and Employee Relations. For the past 17 years, she has been consulting with organizations on leadership development. Dr. Zoeller is also a Professor at Spalding University instructing in the Master of Business Communication program. She has a Doctorate in Leadership Education from Spalding University, a Master of Education in Training and Development from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Psychology from Bellarmine University. Hope co-authored with Dr. Joe DeSensi HOPE for Leaders Unabridged Volume 1 and just recently released Volume 2…HOPE for Leaders in the 2020s.

Mainstage and Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote and Q&A

Stedman graham

Educator, Author, Businessman, and Long-Term Partner (and Ally) to the celebrated and acclaimed Oprah Winfrey.

Mainstage Conversation and Panel


Former naval officers and co-authors of Athena Rising and The Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

Interactive Keynote


IWL Foundation CEO, gender strategist and President of YWomen.

Breakout Sessions

Learn from our subject matter experts as they build upon the information shared in the morning “Foundations of Allyship” session to address the nuanced behaviors experienced by, and practice of allyship to, specific gender and intersectional groups. All breakouts will cover information specific to the group being addressed:

Diya Wynn

Sr Practice Manager, Emerging Technologies & Intelligent Platforms
Amazon Web Services

Allyship and Intersectionality: Digging Deeper into Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Author and Expert
Introverts and Extroverts at Work

Allyship to Introverts – Advocating for the Quiet Leaders Among Us

Gabrielle Claiborne

Co-Founder & CEO
Transformation Journeys Worldwide

Alphabet Soup Allyship: Being Good Allies and Strong Advocates for LGBTQIA+ People


Founder and President
HOPE (Helping Other People Excel)

Women, Let’s Step Up as Allies for Other Women