4 Women's Business Conferences You Shouldn't Miss


These events will help rejuvenate your career.

Happy International Women’s History Month! Did you know that a brilliant woman, Hedy Lamarr, invented the technology that paved the way for modern Wi-Fi? And another talented lady, Ruth Graves Wakefield, was the first to make chocolate chip cookies? Without these women and countless others, our world would not be what it is today.

Why do I tell you this? Because now is the time to celebrate our successes and the successes of other boss ladies out there. This month, use your spring vacation to rejuvenate your career and build relationships. Get ahead, get inspired and learn something new by attending one of these conferences for female leaders:

March 30 – Inspire Women: Sugar Land, TX

What’s my purpose in life? It’s the question everyone woman asks herself at some point. Jumpstart your faith and discover your God-given potential at the Inspire Women conference. With a mission to empower women across all ethnicities, Christian denominations and economic levels, this event features three speakers: Anita Carman (founder and president of Inspire Women), Gary Chapman (author of Five Love Languages) and Mia Wright (author of Unthinkable). If you are looking for a place to connect with like-minded women of faith and become a better leader at the same time, you won’t want to pass up this opportunity.

April 10-12 – Women in the World Summit: New York City, NY

Some of the most influential women in the world are coming together for the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit to give their two cents on this year’s big question: “Can women save the world?” Oprah Winfrey (media executive and philanthropist), Brie Larson (star of the first female-led Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Captain Marvel), Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of Vogue) and Cindy McCain (humanitarian/businesswoman) are just a few of the many accomplished speakers, moderators and panelists who will be there. Providing attendees with a chance to share personal stories, discuss relevant issues and celebrate female achievement, this conference is just what the doctor ordered for the world-weary woman.

April 30-May 1 – Women’s Leadership Conference: New York City, NY

Calling all senior-level women (and men who support women’s advancement)! The Conference Board’s Women’s Leadership Conference is your chance to advance gender equality. This unique weekend event is only open to 200 attendees, who will have the opportunity to share their opinions on issues that matter to them. A lineup of 30 female speakers representing a variety of industries from The Walt Disney Company to Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association will lead interactive discussions, answer questions and inspire attendees to fight for a more inclusive workplace. Attending this conference will put you on the forefront of much-needed change.

May 23-24 – Women in Tech Festival: Mountain View, CA

Head to Silicon Valley, home to countless innovative technology companies in southern California, for the Women in Tech Festival this May. Women in technology, STEM and business fields are invited to this weekend event to listen to talks and startup pitches, participate in interesting discussions with fellow tech-focused women and attend educational workshops. Topics to look forward to include: women’s equality in the tech world, how millennial women are leading the movement toward inclusivity and advancements women have made in technology development. Attendees will leave refreshed and encouraged to catalyze change.

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and swimming pools. She has her master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.