Best Conferences to Attend This Year

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Conferences can be expensive and time-consuming. But when you attend just the right one, it’s wonderful: you feel inspired, make new connections, and really learn something. So, which ones are worth your time and money? Here are the ones we think are worth checking out:

NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women – March

The NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women recognizes corporations and nonprofit organizations that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that identifies, promotes and nurtures successful women.

Catalyst Conference – March

For 30 years, the Catalyst Award has recognized exceptional efforts that help advance women in business. Over the years, the Catalyst Awards Conference has brought together experts from around the world to share knowledge and shape the dialogue about inclusive leadership and other critical factors related to women and workplaces around the globe.

Financial Women’s Association International Business Conference – April

Join colleagues, industry leaders and partners in government and finance for engaging panel discussions and networking opportunities.

WIN Summit – May

WIN Summit hosts hundreds of professional women as they gather to learn, engage and grow through the negotiating skills and experiences of educators, executives, business leaders and glass ceiling breakers.

Working Mother: Men as Allies – May

Working Mother hosts an annual Men As Allies Summit that highlights success stories from pioneering gender equity programs from some of the biggest companies in the country. They will discuss what it took to bring more women into top leadership roles, and they will talk frankly about the challenges they had to overcome.

DiversityInc – May

Join more than 1,000 attendees for the opportunity to learn, network and build business relationships with key leaders of companies that have demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

NAFE Women’s Leadership Summit – June

The NAFE Women’s Leadership Summit is power-packed with practical opportunities to elevate the confidence of women within organizations and develop important tools to advance next- level career goals, exert influence and make a substantial impact.

Forbes Women’s Summit – June

The Forbes Women’s Summit will bring together 300 multigenerational innovators, entrepreneurs, and influencers for a dynamic exchange around the most important issues of our time, with the mission of translating the ideas into action that will chart the course for the future.

Network of Executive Women Leadership Summit – September

The Network’s popular NEW Leadership Summit offers the in-depth learning, networking, inspiration, team-building, and career advice for advancing your career, growing your organization's business, and transforming the industry. Learning sessions are designed for emerging and mid-level leaders, senior executives and men who lead women. The NEW Summit features all-star keynoters, breakout sessions for leaders at every level, special events like our Celebrating Excellence Awards honoring our regional volunteers and networking with 1,200 consumer products and retail industry executives and emerging leaders.

Pennsylvania Conference for Women – October

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day professional and personal development event for women that features dozens of renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, executive leadership, small business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, branding and social media marketing, and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth.

Grace Hopper – October

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world's largest gathering of women technologists.

INC. Women’s Summit – November

Join some of the world's most influential entrepreneurs at the Inc. Women's Summit, where you'll connect with other business owners, hear inspirational stories, and learn valuable tactics you can use in your own company.

Working Mother Leadership Summit for Women in National Security Careers – December

This full day of inspirational speakers, self-examination, group discussions, and action planning is a unique opportunity for women in national security careers to come together to learn, grow, and explore. You will hear presentations by multigenerational leaders of diverse identities who share how they achieve resilient leadership at every level. This highly interactive day offers time to network, partner, and acquire new strategies and solutions to achieve career success.