20+ Must-Attend Women’s Business Conferences in 2020
!Last November, I had the privilege of attending my first real women’s business conference in Charleston, South Carolina called Rise Business Conference. This three-day event had such a great impact on my life and business and I can’t wait to attend my next conference.
If you’re like me, and in search of your next women’s business conference, workshop or retreat to attend this year, I’ve rounded up over twenty awesome events that are worth looking into.
Austin, TX • March 15
A one-day pop-up event filled with panels, live podcasts, a mentor power hours, and everything else you’ve come to expect (and love!) from Create & Cultivate. We’ll be tackling topics with the best in businesses from entrepreneurship, wellness, consumer strategy and content creation. You must be a Create & Cultivate member to attend, but for only $140 all year long, you can gain access to this event plus dozens of others and sweet perks like monthly mentor sessions & tons of swag. Sign up for your membership and then RSVP on the event page.
St. Petersburg, FL • March 21
Hosted by Vanessa Charles, Amplify is a two-day immersion event for women who were born to lead and want to make a bigger impact on the world, change more lives, and build ethically responsible businesses. AMPLIFY was created on the premise that motivation and “rah-rah” means nothing without high level action and implementation. We provide access to high level influencers and coaches in various industry to help you build businesses, work towards promotions, and AMPLIFY your mindset so you can build generational wealth and leave a legacy. Tickets tart at $99.
Virginia Beach, VA • April 9-10
The Bullish Conference is a career conference for feminists who want to make the world and the workplace better. Personalize your experience with workshops in 3 powerful and practical tracks – you can mix and match which sessions you attend: Slay at Work, Money & Biz, and Personal Development. Gear up for the year with wisdom and new ideas while meeting badass feminist and social justice oriented bosses, future CEOs, academics, world-changers, and new BFFs. Ticket pricing starts at $575.
04. Women EmpowerX
Washington D.C. • April 18
At WEX you’ll be able to learn from industry experts and female leaders, network with entrepreneurs and change-makers, discover tools and strategies to take your business to the next level, and feel empowered to create a positive change. Whether you are passionate about wellness, interested in learning about digital marketing, ready to get funding for your business; you’ll be able to choose your own sessions and explore our unique activations customizing the WEX Experience to your passions, business, and interests. General admission tickets start at $35 or bring a friend and get $5 off.
Nashville, TN • April 24
#BlogHer20 Parenting will be an immersive day of workshops and panels designed to help family-friendly influencers and entrepreneurs incorporate their personal lives in to building their brands, increase revenue across their platforms and take their blogs and businesses to the next level. This is an intimate event designed only for 300 lucky ladies to attend. To apply, visit the Blogher event page.
Irving, TX • April 25-26
Las Vegas, NV • April 30-May 2
EPICCON is not just a what to do experience, it’s a how to do it now experience – where you walk away with tangible action steps that can be implemented before the conference ends. If you are a public speaker, consultant, author, influencer or other service-based business owner, this is for you. Topics covered include: Attracting a Bigger Tribe, Launching, Sales & Profitability. Tickets start at $498 for basic admission.
Mountain View, CA • May 1-2
Silicon Valley Forum’s annual Women in Tech Festival celebrates women in STEM, business, and leadership who work to inspire, engage, and empower other women. The Women in Tech Festival invites ALL women (as well as anyone who supports the advancement of women and believes in the importance of diversity) to join together for two full days of inspiring talks, startup pitches, thought-provoking discussions, educational workshops, and career mentorship sessions. Early bird pricing for General Admission is $145.
09. Win Summit
New York City, NY • May 13
This unique negotiation focused summit is a one day event that combines evidence-based training sessions, interactive workshops, panel discussions, inspirational keynotes, an immersive exhibitor hall, one-on-one coaching, and CLE and SHRM credits for legal and HR professionals. If you are a returning participant, you can grab your ticket for $650 or new registrants for $799. There’s also a scholarshop program to win a free ticket. Visit the event page to learn more.
New York City, NY • May 15-16
The 2020 Forbes Women’s Summit will feature in-depth conversations and idea exchanges around the topics of leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, the future of work, connectivity, social impact, and more. Ticket pricing is $1,495 for early bird registrants, however, the summit is by invitation only. Attendance is limited with the mission to maintain an intimate dialogue amongst all participants. Request and invitation on the event page.
11. Own Your Thrive
The Woodlands, TX • May 16-17
Own Your Thrive conference is a 2-day event hosted by Kristen Martin, full-time author, content creator, and 6-figure creative, for ambitious and creative female entrepreneurs. This is for the woman who is ready to answer the callings of her soul and go after them unapologetically. Tickets start at $247 for General Admission or choose VIP for only $397 to attend a special dinner, private book signing and more.
12. Master Your Biz
Bristol CT • June 3
Location & Date TBD
Indianapolis, IN • June 16-17
WEthrive.live is hosting a 2-day Dare to Lead™ workshop – an empirically based courage-building program, run by Alissa Bartenbach, a certified Resilience Coach (CREC) trained directly by Dr. Brené Brown to facilitate the Dare to Lead™ program (CDTLF). This program is a game-changer for individuals and leaders of all levels. Dare to Lead™ includes facilitation, self-reflection, practical activities, dialogue, and short videos hosted by Brené on the four teachable, observable, and measurable courage skill sets. Tickets are limited for $897.
Madison, Wisconsin • August 9-11
Designed for individuals and teams, at this 3-day conference you can expect to learn how to acquire high-performance habits, increase your influence, amplify your brand, multiply your impact and establish powerful connections. Attendees can expect an un-paralleled speaker lineup including nationally known, multi-millionaire women entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives and New York Times best-selling authors. Individual admission tickets start at $595 or grab a table for your whole team for $5,950.
Austin, TX • September 21-23
This year’s theme of “Brave Is” will help you put yourself out there, push through fears and say “yes” to life and business even more. Enjoy speed networking, mastermind business discussions, workshops and even an early morning body bootcamp to get you energized and ready for the day. Early bird pricing for non-members (NAWBO) starts at $500.
Dallas, TX • September 29 – October 1
This 3-day women’s conference for the female executive is sure to be packed full with powerful keynote speakers, networking opportunities and inspiring messages. Stay tuned to their event page for more details on agenda and pricing.
Atlanta, GA • Nov 5-7
Austin, TX • November 5-7
Specific details are yet to be released on the conference topics and speaker lineup, but you can be sure that Rachel Hollis will not dissapoint. While this isn’t a women’s conference per say (men are welcome), you will definitely be feeling all the warm and fuzzy lady vibes. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for an epic event in Rachel’s home state coming this fall.
Indianapolis, IN • November 10
The Indiana Conference for Women is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the educational and professional development of women at all ages and stages of careers. This year’s conference is themed: Passion, Purpose & Persistence with keynote speaker Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson. In honor of International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8) and the Conference’s second decade, a two-day sale will offer $100 off per individual ticket. To take advantage of the offer, attendees need to download the app. See the event page for more details. Grab an individual ticket for $350 or a table for your team for $3500.
Long Beach, CA • November 12-13
The Long Beach Global Summit is an intimate one day event featuring CEO’s. C-Suites, CDO’s, innovators, and global thought leaders, special keynotes, dynamic speakers and panelists. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Programming includes: Main Stage with over 40 speakers, Hiring Humans Career Fair and Expo, Mentor Magic Sessions Resume Review Lounge, VIP Lounge and more! Stay tuned to the event page for ticket options and pricing.
Bonus! Ok – while these are not business conferences, they are some awesome events that are happening out there for women looking to improve their lives in other areas.
Savannah, GA • March 20-22
This 3-day weekend in Savannah’s Historic District was thoughtfully curated to include the vital mind and body wellness elements you want…from morning yoga to inspirational workshops to an authentic southern farm-to-table dining experience. Tickets are $750 for this intimate retreat and
Lafayette Hill, PA • April 25
03. Camp Maven
Camp Kintail, Ontario (Canada) • June 5-7
04. Rise x San Diego
San Diego, CA • June 11-13th
You know I couldn’t forget my girl Rachel Hollis’ Rise event! RISE x San Diego is a 3-day personal growth women’s conference created and led by Rachel Hollis. RISE Weekend is an event where women from every walk of life can come together to be inspired, supported and enveloped in a community. Expect to be energized and motivated. Expect to cry and make new friends. Expect to learn how to own your past, present and future. General admission starts at $600, but there are also Terrace Seating ($300) and Premiere ($900) and VIP ($1800) options as well.
Miramar Beach, Florida • July 30 – Aug 2
Rochester, NY • Sept 19
The conference targets women who want to grow spiritually, mentally, and professionally. EPIC is a faith-based event that encompasses inspiring entertainment, workshops, and forums that will push women toward their destiny. Early tickets start at $55.
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