Work & Life Conference 2017

Saturday, NOVEMBER 4


A positive approach to finding freedom in professional work and daily life


The Work & Life Conference is the pinnacle event of Yuma Center's mission to help women discover new perspectives on work and life that bring fulfillment and joy.

Our focus is on work and life, because we view each as inseparable and equally important parts of what it means to be a human person.

Our goal is not to offer practical tips on getting ahead and beating the competition, but to offer inspiring ideas on how to live well, both professionally and personally. 

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2017 Conference Co-chairs: Barbara Froio & Jolene Streiff

Confirmed speakers for Nov 4, 2017:

Dr. Jenny Driver, MD, MPH

Jane (Jenny) A. Driver is a research physician at the Boston VA Medical Center, a member of the Division of Aging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Trained as both a geriatrician and an oncologist, her research focuses on the epidemiology, prediction, and prevention of cancer and neurodegenerative disease. She is currently investigating the link between cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as new methods of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Dr. Driver has received research grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Hartford Foundation, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and Harvard Medical School.

In addition to her research work, Dr. Driver cares for vulnerable elderly Veterans with memory disorders and runs a special clinic for older patients with leukemia and other blood diseases at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute.  She teaches medical students, medical residents, geriatric fellows, and provides research mentorship for trainees and young faculty in both geriatrics and oncology.

Dr. Driver currently sees patients at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Anne Kustner Haser, LC, IES, IALD - Professional, LEED AP

Anne Kustner Haser is the President and Design Principal of Anne Kustner Lighting Design (AKLD). She founded AKLD in 1994 and has since completed more than 1,000 architectural lighting and control system designs throughout the United States. Anne is originally from Wisconsin and attended Mount St. Mary's College.  She has navigated several health issues over the years and met each challenge with optimism and a sense of humor.   Through her professional work and love for lighting she strives to bring out the beauty in residential and commercial architecture.  

She lives with her husband John and daughter Isabelle in Evanston, Illinois.  Skiing and sailing are two of Anne's great passions.    

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Our 2016 Conference was Sold Out!  

Thank you to our generous Sponsors who made it possible! Details below.

We kicked off our inaugural year with the "Define Success" theme in an effort to inspire women to embrace their unique life circumstances and professional paths. Our carefully selected line-up of speakers and facilitators Defined Success as they see it and gave insights on how they blend work, life, family and faith.  

Click here to view our 2016 Speakers & Topics.