Bonnie has been selected to speak at the annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) at the MGM Grand on August 28 in Las Vegas. The conference is a signature program for the non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation and is aimed at promoting women’s personal and professional development and advancement.
Bonnie, Founder, Chair & Lung Cancer Survivor, has been an activist, advocate, educator and change agent empowering patients and giving them a strong voice in the fight against lung cancer since receiving a stage 3B diagnosis more than a decade ago.
Although thrust into a role that she had never envisioned for herself, she embraced it and now considers it to be her second career and a personal calling. Recognizing the critical need for education, empowerment, advocacy and research to help patients and families, especially those without resources and support, Bonnie and her family founded the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) in 2006, and then went on to found the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) with her husband, Tony Addario, in 2008.
Bonnie’s business acumen and skills honed in her first career as President of Olympian Oil Company and Commercial Fueling Network (CFN), as Past President of the CA Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) and as a community activist serving on diverse boards have all contributed to her work at ALCF in developing business strategies and being the Foundation’s patient voice at national/international conferences, on panels and boards, and to industry leaders, clinicians and policy makers.
Targeting women of diverse backgrounds from high-reaching employees to business owners and entrepreneurs, the WLC programming content will focus on inspiration for personal growth and empowerment, practices and strategies for leadership development, and techniques for personal development. The conference features keynote speeches and panel discussions at large-group sessions as well as small-group workshops and networking opportunities.
Bonnie will be participating in an Executive Leadership Panel Discussion alongside Caesars Entertainment Corporation Executive Vice President, Jan Jones Blackhurst and Vice-Chair of the Biden Foundation, Valerie Biden Owens.
Other 2018 speakers include financial advice powerhouse, Suze Orman; CNN Anchor, Natalie Allen; WNBA President, Lisa Borders; comedian Jackie Fabulous; and founder of the ‘me too.’ movement, Tarana Burke; so Bonnie is in good company among an incredible group of women.
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