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Signature Speaker Series Networking Luncheon

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$35.00 – $50.00

A Life in Music: Learnings from Orchestra Leadership

Marie-Hélène Bernard
President and CEO
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Marie-Hélène Bernard, President and CEO of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra discusses key learnings from her 30-year career in orchestra management, the essential role of women in executive leadership, and shaping the future of the cultural sector and philanthropy in the United States.

Key Take-A-Ways

  • Trust and Intuition
  • Music management is about relationships
  • Nurturing Positive Leadership



11:00 am – 12:15 pm – Networking, Welcome, and Lunch
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – Presentation and Final Announcements


More about Marie-Hélène:

Marie-Hélène Bernard joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) as President and CEO on July 1, 2015. Under her leadership, the SLSO has sharpened its commitment to artistic excellence, educational impact, community connections, and access to music— all in service to its mission of enriching lives through the power of music. Bernard has fostered SLSO’s strengths as a responsive and nimble organization while invigorating partnerships locally and elevating its presence globally.

Her tenure marked with artistic growth, Bernard led the appointment and contract extension of the SLSO’s visionary music director, Stéphane Denève; two European tours since 2017 that resulted in critical acclaim; and rejuvenated community connections across the St. Louis region. The SLSO’s educational activities, a cornerstone of Bernard’s philosophy, have grown to engage more than 300,000 students and teachers worldwide each year while emphasizing concerts and engagement activities at American universities have positioned the SLSO as a go-to higher education partner. Digital concerts and online programs have grown to reach 9.2 million people worldwide, while expanded partnerships with regional organizations have transformed and modernized concert experiences, family programming, and free events— making music more accessible to all.


You have the choice of: 

Roasted Vegetable Pasta with Marinara and Grilled Chicken
Pan-Seared Salmon*
Short Ribs*

*served with Chef’s choice of starch and vegetable

Your meal will also include:

St. Louis Salad
Dinner Rolls/Butter
Carrot Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream

coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks

Please advise us of any food allergies at checkout.  Thank you.

Disclaimer:  Photos and videos of all members, guests, speakers, and affiliates may be used in any and all publications and materials promoted by PWA.

The Professional Women’s Alliance is an organization of women supporting one another for personal and professional development.  We strive to keep the annual membership cost affordable to encourage participation.  We also believe in “try it before you buy it” which is the reason we offer potential members the opportunity to attend two events before deciding to join.


June 12
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35.00 – $50.00
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