The 2019 Conference Center

The 2019 Pennsylvania Conference for Women was held October 2, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. View the agenda (PDF)

The 2nd annual Workplace Summit was held on October 1st. View the agenda (PDF)

 

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Ava DuVernayElizabeth GilbertJesmyn WardJames ClearDanielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

 

Ava DuVernay

DuVernay, the highest-grossing Black female director in domestic box-office history, talked about how she is bringing new histories to the spotlight—and why she thinks women need to become “fangirls” for each other, lending the support that dismantles the feeling of “imposter syndrome” and boosts confidence. Read more.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert, New York Times best-selling author of City of Girls and Eat, Pray, Love, shared a life-changing conversation she had at 25, and advised: Give up trying to care about everything and everyone. Choose the two or three things you most care about, make them sacred, and be courageous enough to say “I don’t care” about the rest. Read more.

Jesmyn Ward

Ward, the first woman to have ever won two National Book Awards, described a journey from poverty to pioneering achievement and said: You must persist. You must be patient. You must take a step, and then another and another, toward your goal. Read more.

James Clear

Clear, New York Times best-selling author of Atomic Habits, told of the critical lessons he learned when recovering from debilitating injuries as a teenager, and advised: Put in place the small habits that will let your personal growth compound every day. Read more.

Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin

The co-founders shared how they launched the Skimm together at 25, with no business or fundraising experience, and, after becoming immune to hearing “no,” achieved remarkable and rapid success. The two most important skills, they suggested: Confidence and networking. Read more.


 

LISTEN TO BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Women Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Frontlines
Jessica Herrin, Michelle Nunn, Alison Beard

How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace
Lindsey Pollak, Kim Lear, Dalila Wilson-Scott, Nicole Gold

How to Skimm Your Life
Danielle Weisberg, Carly Zakin, Erica Williams Simon

Outspoken: How to Get your Voice Heard
Laura Sicola, Dena Blizzard, Veronica Rueckert, Tracy Stover

Foster Your Inner Entrepreneur and Innovator
Nataly Kogan, Ashley Tyrner, Fawn Weaver, Maya Bowie

Your Brand: How to Define and Market Yourself
Lida Citroën, June Archer, Simidele Adeagbo, Caroline Feeney

Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life
Jean Chatzky


Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

How is Bias Affecting Your Organization?
Tiffany Jana, Jennifer Brown, Minda Hart, Shreya Kangovi, M.D.

The Encore Career – Purpose, Passion and a Paycheck in the Second Half of Life
Marci Alboher, Stacey Delo, Susan Rietano Davey, Karen Chong

Personal Branding for Your Career Lifecycle
Lida Citroën

You’re Not Lost: Create the Career YOU Want, Not What is Being Determined for You
Maxie McCoy, Emilie Aries, Erica Williams Simon, Lisa Brubaker

Live Richer with the One-Week Budget
Tiffany Aliche

Networking and Mentoring: Build Relationships, Not Just Contacts
Laura Okmin

Finding and Engaging Male Allies
David Smith, Romy Newman, Mariam Koohdary, Michelle Nunn

Harness Resilience to Catapult Yourself Forward
Anne Grady

Happier Now: Embracing the Everyday
Nataly Kogan, Nicole Cohen, Mary Laura Philpott, Reshma Saujani


Session III: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Inspiration to Ignite Your Inner Rebel: Real Stories from a Real Rebel Girl
Elena Favilli, Veronica Rueckert

ENCORE | Finding and Engaging Male Allies
David Smith, Mary Beth Harler, M.D., Romy Newman, Jessica Turner

ENCORE | How is Bias Affecting Your Organization?
Tiffany Jana, Trey Boynton, Jennifer Brown, Quinetta Roberson

Brave, Not Perfect
Reshma Saujani

ENCORE | You’re Not Lost: Create the Career YOU Want, Not What is Being Determined for You
Maxie McCoy, Emilie Aries, Kelley Biskupiak, Tania Small, M.D.

ENCORE | Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life
Jean Chatzky

ENCORE | Harness Resilience to Catapult Yourself Forward
Anne Grady

ENCORE | Networking and Mentoring: Build Relationships, Not Just Contacts
Laura Okmin