This year, over 5000 women are expected to attend the 5th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women. Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the event offers women a chance to network with people in every field, listen to dynamic speakers ranging from financial whiz Suze Orman to Massachusetts First Lady Diane Patrick, and to attend interesting panels on issues facing modern women today. In an increasingly unstable world, it’s vital that the women of Massachusetts come together to learn how we can create a better Commonwealth.
“The Massachusetts Conference for Women serves as a platform for women to come together and invest in themselves and in the future of Massachusetts,” said conference director Laurie Dalton White. “On December 10, we will harness the positive energy and strength of 5,000 women who recognize and embrace their ability to take positive, decisive action in their lives, careers and communities during these tough economic times.”
The event features a variety of seminars given by top-level business leaders, such as Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire. In “From Fired to Hired: Bouncing Back from Job Loss to Get to Work Right Now”, Johnson examines job hunting in the age of widespread unemployment. In “Live From the Corner Office: What I Know Now About Success”, Talbots CEO Trudy Sullivan and beauty powerhouse Trish McEvoy take a spin on the ever-popular phrase “If only I knew then what I know now.” With self-help author Ellen Spragins, the team will read letters they have written to their younger selves. In a continuing mission to empower women of all ages, the Young Women’s Conference will hold seminars that welcome junior and senior high school girls to learn about topics such as self defense and nutrition. By encouraging young women to be strong, educated, and empowered, we can continue Massachusetts’ legacy as a progressive powerhouse that fosters women-run businesses and innovation.
For more information on the Massachusetts Conference For Women, please visit www.maconferenceforwomen.org.
A contributing writer for the Directory of Boston, Megan Johnson is originally from Connecticut, but has lived in Boston since age 18. She frequently writes for MenuPages Boston, Butterfly Diary, Reinventing Beauty Magazine, and SweetTalk on the Spot. You can visit her website at www.meganjohnson.tumblr.com.