Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


The Garden City Hotel
45 7th Street
Garden City, NY 11530

Women’s Leadership Conference

The third annual Women’s Leadership Conference allows Adelphi University to recognize the careers of graduates and friends while providing the opportunity to create meaningful professional connections. This full-day leadership training and professional development conference is open to all members of the Adelphi University community. Sponsorship opportunities available.

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» Students 
» Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends 

Co-hosted by Center for Career and Professional Development and Office of Alumni Relations.

Keynote Speakers

Dottie Herman

Dottie Herman

CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Breakfast Keynote

Dottie Herman is the quintessential American success story. She exemplifies the qualities of a great leader, mentor, and role model.

After attending Adelphi University, Dottie began her real estate career in 1978 working as a broker for Merrill Lynch on Long Island. In 1989, Merrill Lynch sold their real estate division to Prudential, where Dottie stayed on as one of their leading brokers. With the change in ownership, Dottie was convinced she could run the company herself, so in 1990 she borrowed $7 million dollars from Prudential to purchase Prudential Long Island Realty. Despite being told she would never succeed, she turned the company into the powerhouse brokerage on Long Island and then in the Hamptons. Ready to conquer the Manhattan market, in 2003, Herman and her business partner Howard Lorber purchased Douglas Elliman, Manhattan’s largest and most prestigious brokerage firm. Since then, Douglas Elliman has become the largest and fastest-growing real estate residential brokerage in New York and Dottie the most successful woman in real estate.

Neha Gandhi

Editor in Chief and COO at Girlboss

Lunch Keynote

Neha Gandhi is the Editor in Chief and COO at Girlboss, where she oversees content, growth, operations, and people and culture.

Before joining Girlboss, she spent six years at Refinery29, in editorial and executive roles. Equal parts news and entertainment junkie, she’s interviewed luminaries ranging from Hillary Clinton to Samantha Power to Cathy McMorris Rodgers to Madonna—and represented the brand everywhere from MSNBC to to Social Media Week to SXSW. She has previously held editor posts at Seventeen, Harper’s Bazaar, and Her work has appeared in Foam, In Style, Women’s Health, and ReadyMade.

She holds a BA in English literature from Princeton University — and harbors a fondness for em dashes along with a very real antipathy to emoticons.

Photos from the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference

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For further information, please contact:

Office of Alumni Relations
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