Our History

Directors and CEOs in our industry are more often male while those in direct care are more frequently female; in fact, the majority of the clinical workforce (50-70%) are female. At the same time in the last two decades the face of leadership has begun to change in the CEO role. This shift has left a gap for an organization to provide a place for unity for these leaders to balance the unique challenges that arise for women who are leaders in field of behavioral health. There have been several attempts to start such an organization with no avail until 2012. In 2012, the Women’s CEO Global Alliance was founded and the development began and it’s founding board was formed. Currently it’s members represent free standing and hospital based programs, which offer a full continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation regimes and acts the collective voice of Women CEOs in private alcoholism and drug dependency treatment programs throughout the U.S and is reaching out abroad. WCEOGA is taking on a stronger leadership role on behalf of treatment providers in areas such as treatment standards, education, research, and advocacy of legislative, regulatory and reimbursement positions supported by the field.

Past Events

2017 Women’s CEO Roundtable Hershey, PA

2017 Women’s CEO Roundtable Hershey, PA

Becoming Agents of Change

Overview

When: January 27-29, 2017
Where: Hotel Hersey 100 Hotel Road Hersey, PA 17033

The Women’s CEO Global Alliance is an organization women can lean in to for support in day-to-day functional work needs, as well as obtaining the camaraderie we need in our positions for friendship, trust, being seen, having shared intelligence, and fun in what is often an intense role.

CEO Women’s Leadership Conferences create opportunities for women leaders in the field of behavioral health care.

Agenda/Schedule for 2017 Roundtable
Becoming Agents of Change

07:30 – 08:30 Work out session for those interested
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:30 Team Building Exercise
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Talk about our agencies
12:30 – 1:30 Sponsored Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Agony and Ecstasy
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 Discuss Concerns identied during Agony and Ecstasy
5:00 – 6:00 Break
6:00 – 8:00 Tour and Dinner
8:30 – 9:30 12-Step meeting (optional)
Day 2
07:30 – 08:30 Work Out Session
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:30 Outside Speaker – Topic Being a Change Agent
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Outside Speaker – Topic Self-Care
12:30 – 1:30 Sponsored Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Choice of three dierent round table discussions facilitated by Founders/rotating
every 30 minutes.
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:45 Outside Speaker – Topic Changing Times in our Industry
3:45 – Spa Time
7:00 – 9:00 Sponsored Dinner
9:00 – 10:00 12-Step Meeting (optional)
Day 3
07:30 – 08:30 Work out Session
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:30 Direction of our Organization (facilitated by WCEOGA Board)
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Wrap-up, Comments, Suggestions for next year
12:00 Adjourn

2016 CEO Women’s Leadership Conference Pacific Grove, CA

2016 CEO Women’s Leadership Conference Pacific Grove, CA

Women’s CEO Global Alliance

The Women’s CEO Global Alliance is an organization women can lean in to for support in day-to-day functional work needs, as well as obtaining the camaraderie we need in our positions for friendship, trust, being seen, having shared intelligence, and fun in what is often an intense role.

2016 Women’s CEO Leadership Conference

CEO Women’s Leadership Conferences create opportunities for women leaders in the field of behavioral health care. This year’s conference is entitled, Advancing Women in Behavioral Health: Finding Your Voice in Leadership. All female leaders or aspiring leaders in the field of behavioral health should attend!

Confirmed Speakers

Agapi Stassinopoulos
Agapi Stassinopoulos
Conference Keynote Address
Author, Unbinding the Heart

Pepper Schwartz
Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.
Keynote Address, “Balance in Life, Love and Leadership”
Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

Renee M. Popovits
Renee Popovits, J.D.
Protecting Yourself and Your Organization: How to Negotiate Your Next Step/Next Job
Principal Attorney, Popovitz and Robinson

Carla Markell
Carla Markell
Welcome Address
First Lady, Delaware

Gianna Drake-Kerrison
Gianna Drake-Kerrison, CRPC
Retirement: How to best plan for ourselves and our organizations as we age
First Vice President, Investments

Linda Kaplan
Linda Kaplan, M.A.
Staffing and the Workforce Crisis and Solutions
Director, ATTC

Sparrow Goudey
Sparrow Goudey
Blessing Ceremony
Founder, Healing the Circle Workshops

RoundTable Topics lead by Founding Members

Join our inspiring RoundTable sessions lead by female CEOs in behavioral health care:

  • Retirement Planning
  • Managing, Motivating, Inspiring
  • Rising Up from the Trenches (promotion from within an agency)
  • Leadership and Development, Starting a Business from Scratch
  • Mentoring – Finding One, Being One
  • Self-Care: The Uneasy Balance of Career, Family and Self-Care
  • Succession Planning
  • Money Coaching for you and your employees (exploring your relationship to money)
  • Managing the Inevitable Crisis & Litigation Avoidance
  • Board Relations: How to Manage a Board
  • Servant Leadership & Spiritual Balance
  • Ethics

Asilomar Conference Center

Take a deep breathe and settle in for a time of serene relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Celebrated as Monterey Peninsula’s “Refuge by the Sea” – Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land. Situated within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove, Asilomar offers guests the simple comforts of cozy cottages and rustic lodges – and an unforgettable escape from the demands of everyday life.

Asilomar’s rich history dates back to its origins as a YWCA Leadership Camp built in 1913. The state park is located on 107 acres of state beach and conference grounds, within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove. Asilomar is celebrated for its restored dune ecosystem and architectural significance, with cozy, historic structures designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan between 1913 and 1928.

Thirteen of Morgan’s original structures remain today and constitute her largest collection of Arts & Crafts style architecture in one location. Thirty years later, John Carl Warnecke (best known for John F. Kennedy’s gravesite memorial), created seven more complexes that make up the conference grounds. In 1987, the original Morgan buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Warneke buildings will likely follow. While updates have been made throughout the decades, the tranquility and harmony found at Asilomar have been preserved.

This special heritage inspires an ongoing commitment to the care and protection of Asilomar’s facilities, flora and fauna – enabling our guests to enjoy the unspoiled surroundings of this tranquil retreat for many years to come.

The state park is located on 107 acres of state beach and conference grounds within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove.

2015 Women’s CEO Symposium New Orleans

2015 Women’s CEO Symposium New Orleans

It is with great enthusiasm that our 3rd annual Women’s CEO Symposium will be held in New Orleans, LA at the Maison Dupuy Hotel March 5-7, 2015. The Symposium will feature Nurturing Your Organization through Financial Planning From a Leadership Perspective: Watch It Grow!

The Women CEO Global Alliance, a Behavioral Health Roundtable, became official on December 1, 2014 and we anticipate receiving our full 501(c) 3 status in early 2015. As a Women’s Leadership organization we are committed to teaching, learning, mentoring each other as CEOs and other upcoming women in leadership roles while inspiring unity, trust, and leadership in the behavioral health field. It is with special invitation as a recognized woman and leader in our industry that we invite you to join us.

What do you need to do next? Mark your calendar and save the date (March 5-7, 2015). The current CEO membership criteria is enclosed. Please review the criteria and submit an application if appropriate. Upon receiving your confirmation paperwork, please submit the enclosed registration form for the upcoming conference. You may also visit our website at wceoga.wpengine.com.

If you attended our 2014 Symposium in Denver, please submit your annual dues with your registration. If you are unable to attend this Symposium, we wish you a successful 2015.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me to learn more about the Women CEO Global Alliance, or for help and support in anything you or your organization may need. If you’d like to reach me personally, feel free to call me on my cell at 949.683.2087 or via email at rflood@wceoga.org.

2014 Women’s CEO Global Alliance Roundtable Denver

2014 Women’s CEO Global Alliance Roundtable Denver

Aug 21-23, 2014

Brown Palace Hotel, Denver CO

321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Agenda for the 2014 Event

Thursday
Yoga (optional) – 7 – 7:45am
Breakfast 8-9am
Welcome/Intro  9-9:30am
Team Building & Adventure Therapy  9:30-12:30pm
Lunch  12:30 – 1:30
Agony and Ecstasy of Leadership 1:30 – 3:30
Networking Break 3:30 – 4pm
Spa/Dinner On Your Own 4pm – 9pm

11th Step Prayer and Meditation Meeting – Open and Optional. Wear your pajamas! 9pm – 10pm