2021 Virtual Pennsylvania Conference for Women

“Stronger. Wiser. Braver”

Inspiration, Motivation, and Connection—Wherever You Are.

A Day to Focus on You

  • Inspiration from leaders who share their stories of professional and personal development to empower you as you craft your own
  • Motivation and expertise from CEOs, founders, authors, and other thought leaders offering perspectives and actionable ideas to help you get unstuck and keep you moving forward
  • Connection with an active community of more than 10,000 women helping women – on Conference day and beyond

Keynote Speakers

Your ticket includes:

  • Access to two keynote sessions featuring multiple speakers on Conference Day
  • Three breakout session time periods on Conference day, with nine different sessions to choose from, including LIVE speaker Q&A.
  • On-demand playback of ALL breakout sessions and additional programming in the Exhibit Hall
  • LIVE one-on-one Resume Review, and Career Coaching sessions with local experts
  • A completely re-imagined virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Multiple opportunities to network with fellow attendees and leaders from the CFW community

“I felt inspired and invigorated by the conference, as I always do. I was surprised how connected I felt, as I didn’t expect that to translate so well via the virtual experience.”—2020 Virtual Attendee

Breakout Session Topics


  • Agile Leadership: Adapting to A New Workplace
  • Speaking Up with Confidence to Advance Equity
  • How to Inspire Your Team

Career Advancement

  • How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, and Innovate
  • Being The First: How to Lay the Groundwork for Equality
  • Career Durability: How to Stay Marketable

Personal Development

  • Training Your Brain: Prioritizing and Optimizing for Your Mental Health
  • Getting Back Up Again When Everything Has Changed
  • Success on Your Terms: A Conversation with Simone Biles

Breakout Speakers

  • Simone Biles, most decorated gymnast of all time
  • Susan Cain, author, Quiet
  • Dolly Chugh, author, The Person You Mean to Be
  • Michelle Gielan, renowned resilience psychologist & author, Broadcasting Happiness
  • Linda Hill, professor, Harvard Business School & author, Collective Genius
  • Alexandra Levit, former nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal columnist & best-selling author
  • Nora McInerny, creator & host, award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking
  • Cecilia Muñoz, VP, New America, & author, More Than Ready: Lessons from Women of Color on the Rise
  • Simon Sinek, optimist and best-selling author, Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last and The Infinite Game
  • Jessamyn Stanley, body liberation advocate and author, Every Body Yoga and Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance
  • See all speakers here!

Breakout Session Bonuses

  • Submit your questions during breakout sessions, and they may be answered live by the speaker.
  • On-Demand Playback—Attendees will also have the opportunity to watch ALL of the breakout sessions ON-DEMAND through November 25, 2021.

Organized Networking Opportunities

  • Facilitated Networking Discussions—An opportunity for attendees to join live, small-group discussions with top executives to power their personal and professional growth.
  • Peer Networking Chat Groups—A platform to connect with other attendees with similar interests and challenges.
  • Public Breakout Session Chats—A way for attendees to share comments and questions during breakout sessions.
  • Private 1:1 & Group Messaging—A place for attendees to “meet up” with other attendees throughout the conference.

The 18th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women was held virtually on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. For program highlights, details on the Conference playlist, and more, please visit our 2021 Conference Center page.

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