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Williams Says Women Need to Push Against Boundaries Till They Budge

Looking out at a crowd of more than 12,000 women who attended the Pennsylvania Conference for Women last week, Serena Williams said, “I’ve traveled the world, and I’ve never seen anything like this.” In a conversation with Ellen McGirt, senior editor of Fortune, Williams spoke about women supporting women, pushing boundaries, sexual harassment, and more. Widely recognized as the best tennis player in history, Williams is an increasingly outspoken advocate on … [ more ]

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Comedian Maysoon Zayid Makes Disability Mainstream

The first thing Maysoon Zayid said when she took to the stage at the 2018 Pennsylvania Conference for Women was: “I’m not drunk.” But, she quickly added, “the doctor who delivered me was.” She went onto explain that she has cerebral palsy, which causes her to involuntarily shake all the time. But Zayid doesn’t want anyone to feel sorry for her. “I’ve got 99 problems, and palsy is just one,” … [ more ]

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Amal Clooney Speaks about Today’s Defining Moment in Women’s Rights

Amal Clooney, who has been called the “consummate feminist superhero,” usually speaks about human rights issues that women face in other countries. But at the 2018 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the international human rights lawyer spoke at length about issues women are facing in America. “In the United States, a woman is assaulted every nine seconds,” Clooney said. “For too long, predators have felt safe, and women have felt unsafe.” But, “we … [ more ]

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Amanda Southworth Calls Out Bystanders

Sixteen-year-old app developer and activist Amanda Southworth took the stage at the 2018 Pennsylvania Conference for Women and captivated the room with a deeply personal story forged in the pain of her childhood anxiety and depression. With the backdrop of a national mental health crisis that affects 1 in 5 kids between the ages of 3 and 17, Southworth delivered this message: Suffering can be invisible, but it is not … [ more ]

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2018 Attendees: Plan Your Day at the Conference!

We’d like to thank… Our amazing sponsors! We could not put on this event without their support, and we encourage you to get to know the companies demonstrating their real commitment to women in the workplace. The Best Way to Plan Your Day

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The U.S. Maternal Health Crisis

IT’S TIME TO REVERSE THE TREND The United States is one of few high-income countries where deaths related to pregnancy or childbirth are on the rise, and nearly 60% of these deaths are preventable. Leading causes of maternal death include excessive bleeding, high blood pressure, and blood clots. The rise in chronic health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity is also contributing to pregnancy and childbirth complications. In addition, there … [ more ]

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2018 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

It’s an interesting time to be a woman in America, and next week’s Pennsylvania Conference for Women promises to be a powerful one. We’ve got leaders, thinkers, and innovators galore coming together for one day next Friday. Prepare to be inspired! Read on for important logistical information, and stay tuned for one more email from us to help you plan your day at the Conference.

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2018 Volunteer Information

All volunteer spots have been filled for the 2018 conference and the waiting list has reached capacity as well. This page is a resource for volunteers who have signed up for the 2018 conference. Volunteers help to set up the day before the conference and to keep things running smoothly on conference day. You are required to work only one shift and, in exchange for volunteering, you will receive free … [ more ]

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Additional Ticket Notification Form

The 2018 PA Conference for Women is sold out and we do not anticipate releasing any more tickets. However, if you would like to be notified if any tickets do become available, please fill out the form below. By filling out this form you will also be added to our regular mailing list. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Loading…

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BIG NEWS: The Power of Us, Quantified in HBR

We’re proud to have made it into the Harvard Business Review today, in an article by happiness researcher and Conference for Women veteran Shawn Achor. You can read the full article here, but here are our main takeaways: People can be cynical about the utility of women’s professional conferences. Achor’s [male] seatmate on a recent flight said “I’m all for equality, but I’m not sure what good it will do.” … [ more ]

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