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Download the 2017 Conference App

Download the all new PA Conference for Women app!Download the NEW official Pennsylvania Conference for Women app to access the day’s schedule, full exhibitor listings, maps, speaker bios and local attractions.

If you have last year’s app, simply refresh and re-use it to receive notifications about the 2017 Conference, including info on newsletters, teleclasses, confirmed speakers and more. Also be one of the first to receive info on this year’s full agenda.

Be sure to create your profile to access the full power of the app. Share as much (or as little) information about yourself as you like and instantly communicate and connect with your new contacts with just a few taps!

The app is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones. To find it, just search “Penn Women” or download below.

Download now on the App Store

Get it now on Google Play

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Special thanks to Cisco for underwriting this year’s conference app!
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2017 Registration Opens Monday, April 3rd!

This year’s conference is going to be great & we will sell out. Get your tickets during our early bird period (ending May 3rd) to take advantage of the best pricing all year!

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2016 Speaker Highlights

best-of-200We went through 2016 attendee evaluations and our own web metrics to compile this list of 2016’s most-loved speakers, sessions and teleclasses (posted online as podcasts).

We hope you find some downtime as 2016 rolls into 2017 to watch, listen and enjoy! Read More

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2016 Attendees: Plan Your Day!

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First, thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

Their commitment to moving the needle for women in the workplace is what makes this incredible day possible. We encourage you to get to know the companies supporting the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.


Help in Planning Your Day

As you think about what you’d like to get out of conference day, we encourage you to browse our online agenda as well as download our NEW app, which is updated regularly and allows you to save your favorite events to a private, personal schedule. (If you have last year’s app, please delete it and search “PennWomen” for the latest version!)

The quantity of offerings can be overwhelming, so we’re holding two short morning workshops on “Maximizing Your Conference Day” (7:40-8:00 am & 8:00-8:20 am in the new Tierney Social Hub).


What to Expect

The Conference is anchored by two powerful keynote sessions – one in the morning and one over lunch; three different hour-long breakout sessions (identify your preferred sessions in advance to save time); and multiple small business and social media roundtables in the afternoon. But that’s not nearly all!

Enter the Exhibit Hall and you’ll find the Beneficial Knowledge Bank Pavilion, Drexel LeBow Career Pavilion, a new Women-Owned Business Marketplace, Tierney Social Hub, AmerisourceBergen Community Connection Pavilion and the always-popular Health & Wellness Pavilion. Read on to learn more about what each has to offer.


Beneficial Knowledge Bank Pavilion

In addition to housing the Conference Bookstore and author book signings, the Beneficial Knowledge Bank Pavilion offers several “Learning Bursts” designed to cover everything from balancing your personal and professional lives to stress relief techniques. (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Be sure to visit the Beneficial Bank interactive exhibit to dive deep into your “Philosophy of Money.”


Drexel LeBow Career Pavilion

The Career Pavilion provides you with intimate and unique opportunities to best position yourself on the job, enhance your career skills and network with peers.

You’ll want to bring your current resume for free critique, and organize your thoughts in advance for a free one-on-one coaching session with a coach from Drexel LeBow or the International Coach Federation Philadelphia chapter. In addition, some of our sponsors will be on site recruiting.

Attend workshops led by Drexel LeBow School of Business staff throughout the day.


Women-Owned Business Marketplace

Come take advantage of the many opportunities available to grow and manage your small business in the Women-Owned Business Marketplace, plus support other women-owned small businesses by shopping the exhibits!

From 3:00 – 4:40 pm, join one of several Small Business Roundtables for an intimate unscripted talk led by an expert facilitator.

And don’t miss the QVC + zulily Product Search, happening from 7:30 am-5:00 pm. Watch dozens of entrepreneurs pitch their products and receive instant feedback from an expert panel of hosts and buyers from QVC and zulily. All presenter slots are currently filled, but you may join the waiting list by stopping by QVC’s booth (#257) in the morning.


Tierney Social Hub

The perfect spot to connect and recharge! Chat one-on-one with social media and digital experts about how to up your game on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and more. Bring your bestie, co-worker, boss, mentor or business partner to the #MoreThanMySelfie booth for the perfect pic that gets all the “likes.” Power up at a charging station before you leave and stay connected with @PennWomen.


AmerisourceBergen Community Connection Pavilion

Help assemble 2,000 personal care bags that will be donated to the Salvation Army Eliza Shirley House. Founded more than 150 years ago, the Eliza Shirley House provides emergency housing for women and children fighting homelessness throughout Philadelphia.

Be sure to visit all the local nonprofit booths in this pavilion, and stop by AARP to inquire about volunteer opportunities…and free headshots!


Health & Wellness Pavilion

Stop by the Health and Wellness Pavilion to catch one of several mini-workshops led by wellness and nutrition experts throughout the day. Topics range from healthy eating to how to avoid sitting all day at work.


Share the Love

Beneficial Bank will be collecting new and gently used children’s books to support Philadelphia READS, a resource for educators who serve our city’s children and youth. Books should be for children ages pre-K-12th grade and can be dropped off at the Beneficial Foundation Community Tree in the Exhibit Hall.

Now’s also a great time to take a look through your closet (or go shopping!) for the QVC & Career Wardrobe Handbag and Accessory Drive. The morning of the conference, bring your new or gently used handbags, jewelry, scarves and briefcases, plus unused hosiery and unopened cosmetics to the specially-marked bin next to the registration area.


Did you miss our email about Conference Day Logistics? Catch up on everything you need to know to make your day a success here!

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QVC & Career Wardrobe Handbag & Accessory Drive

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Please join QVC and Career Wardrobe in promoting the success and independence of women in transition. We invite you to donate your new or gently used handbags and accessories by bringing your items to the October 6 Pennsylvania Conference for Women and depositing them in the bins near the registration area. As part of its ongoing commitment to the success and wellness of women, QVC is a proud supporter of Career Wardrobe, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit which has empowered more than 80,000 women in Philadelphia since 1995 by providing professional attire, educational programming, and networking tools and opportunities.

You may also consider holding a collection drive at your workplace and encouraging your co-workers to support the cause as well.

Items to be collected:

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Scarves
  • Briefcases
  • Unused hosiery
  • Unopened cosmetics

Your donations are greatly appreciated!

 

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