The Growth of Women's Conferences

January 06, 2016 - By: Sarah Pease

In recent years, women who attend female-focused conferences have noticed their popularity is on the rise. In fact, the number of women leading Fortune 500 companies is at an all-time high and Forbes annual ranking of the most powerful women includes names like German Chancellor Angela MerkelMelinda Gates, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra. So, it’s easy to understand why women are eagerly signing up for conferences where their voice is heard and celebrated. Here are four women's conferences to check out:

Forbes Women’s Summit
New York City

Explore how leaders, across industries and generations, are redefining pathways to power to deepen their impact and drive meaningful change in their businesses, their personal lives, and within the communities around them. 

Emerging Women Live
San Francisco, California

Through tools, knowledge, and networking, Emerging Women provides a platform for leaders and entrepreneurs to come together to explore and express their inner truths in order to have a strong voice in the shaping of the world’s future. 

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Houston, Texas

Co-founded by the late Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney over 20 years ago and inspired by the legacy of Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, this conference is focused on the research and career interests of women in computing.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED)
United Nations, New York

The world's largest celebration of women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs igniting startups, driving economic expansion, and advancing communities around the globe. Wendy Diamond, founder of WED says, “Historically, women worldwide have been underpaid, undervalued, underrepresented, underfunded and underestimated. We are dedicated, determined and driven to change this.” 


Photo Credit: Forbes Women's Summit

 

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