The CFO Leadership Council announces our 11th annual conference, A New Hope, set for June 7-9, 2021!  A collaboration with MIT Executive Education, this virtual 3-day experience will bring our rich eminent programming right to you in even more unique ways.  Connect and reach further alongside 750+ of your peers across North America.

Designed to elevate CFOs:

  • Move from mute to accelerate
  • Adapt & respond to this new reality
  • Seize new growth opportunities
  • Adopt that innovative “art of the possible” mindset
  • Find a path forward!

A New Hope ~ this year’s theme

Although CFOs have a new hope, they face a new emerging reality.  As operators, they must enable their businesses to recover through improved capital and cost structures and leaner operations. As strategists, they need to prepare to fully seize on new growth opportunities. In this new reality which CFOs will succeed? It will be those who bring an adaptive, forward looking, inclusive leadership style. Those that have an innovative “art of the possible” mindset. Informed capital allocators who can balance opportunity with risk. Never have CFOs faced such opportunity for personal growth and success. A New Hope is designed to raise the awareness of CFOs to the new realities, provide opportunities to participate in meaningful peer discussions, and be challenged by forward thinking thought leaders. Self-awareness will be raised. New personal insights captured.

This year’s theme of “A New Hope” reflects the mood of our members. CFOs and the organizations they lead have survived the pandemic, and now looking to build organizations that are stronger than ever. Our speakers include CFOs from some of the world’s most resilient and best run companies, as well as other subject matter experts. This promises to be one of our best offerings ever.
Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO Leadership Council

Get Ready To Face Off In Today’s New Reality

Today’s challenged business landscape requires new strategies. Fulfilling their role as a strategist has increased in importance for CFOs. Leading CFOs are bringing their financial acumen to guide the executive leadership team and Board to make “financially informed” strategy decisions. These include how the required investments of the strategy will be financed, key financial measures that must realize, and the company’s financial capacity to absorb a miss. When fulfilling this role CFOs enable their organization to confidently take-on their strategy and heighten the brand of Finance.

Meet Our Keynotes!  Experts ready to share their experiences with you

Each Keynote is paired with a prominent dignitary from the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management.   Much more here.  More speakers and full agenda are being announced soon.

And panel discussions on…

  • Building Tomorrow’s Finance Team
  • New Tech Agenda
  • Leading Digitalization
  • Creating The New Workplace
  • CFO’s Unique Role In Strategic Planning
  • CFO As Provider of New Insights

Welcome 2021 Conference Partners

We’re honored to be partnering with the following thought leaders who are ready to showcase their expertise and
further develop the professional success of CFOs.  Discounted conference tickets available.  Learn more at registration.
















Additional spots available.  To learn more or receive a copy of our Conference Sponsor Prospectus, reach out to Karyn Egeland, Director of Partner Relations, [email protected].

Who Will Benefit Attending?

Although the overall theme is catered to finance leaders who qualify for Council membership (Controller => CFO), all leaders will be inspired by this one-of-a-kind experience.

Reserve Your Seat

Best rates available now until March 31stYour ticket includes entry into all 3-days of the program.   Current Council members receive a discounted rate.  One more reason to connect with our thriving CFOLC community!  AND – our conference partners are generously extending discounts as well.  Find out more during registration.



About The CFO Leadership Council

We are a community dedicated to empowering finance leaders to grow and thrive. We  provide insights needed to overcome any challenge a CFO may face and meaningful connectivity to a dynamic community of peers in unique ways.  What began as a close knit experiment back in 2006 is now a global community, 2000+ members & 26 chapters strong.  The CFO Leadership Council offers both live & online interactive sessions and a members-only forum that all drive meaningful conversation and leadership development. Engage with us today, visit

Want to Continue the Conversation?
We’d love to hear from you. Post a comment about your experiences or provide feedback below to continue the discussion about how creative leadership in the current climate.  Or contact Kristin Todd, Vice President of Marketing, [email protected].