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Koehler Books author Joanne P. McCallie (Secret Warrior: A Coach & Fighter, On and Off the Court ) has been selected as a Leadership Conference Professional Development Speaker at the 2022 Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF).


Joanne P. McCallie “Coach P,” distinguished former head women’s basketball coach (Duke, Michigan State and Maine), will be featured in the WFF Signature Session: Stories Over Stigmas: Powerful Messages and Ideas on Mental Health. She will discuss how she uses her experience navigating her demanding career with a mental health disorder (bi-polar mood disorder) to challenge presumptions about mental health in the workforce. ‘Coach P’ will share lessons in how to lead without getting sidetracked by an impairment, and how to navigate a workforce by addressing mental health issues that are at the forefront of our national conversations.


Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), the leading community for female professionals and their allies, and the premier gender equity partner for Food Industry employers, will host its 2022 Leadership Conference March 20-22 virtually and in-person at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The Women’s Foodservice Forum is the Food Industry’s thought leader on gender equity. Working since 1989 to provide the tools and resources to help women build leadership competencies that enhance career advancement, WFF also partners with the Food Industry to create work environments where women thrive, and organizations reap the rewards of a gender-diverse workforce. For more information, visit wff.org.