The events in this list are awesome, but for a more recent list, check out our Ultimate Directory for Women in Technology Conferences.
Gender inequality remains one of the most urgent and defining issue of our time. Although we’ve made some progress in leveling out the playing field for women, we are far from where we ought to be.
Last year we published an article that highlighted the best women's conferences out there (13 Empowering Conferences No Woman Should Miss). This year, we are publishing an updated list of world-class women's conferences of 2015, and we will continue to share empowering women's conferences on a rolling basis.
These conferences feature some of the most inspiring and motivating women in the world. For a complete guide to tech events, check out our #1 Tech Events Guide.
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Must-Attend Women's Conferences
May 27-29, 2015 | Monterey, CA
Join TEDWomen 2015 to celebrate exhilarating women. Hear from a comprehensive list of distinguished speakers including political leaders, C-Suite executives and thought-leaders. Register today and get inspired!
June 9-10, 2015 | New York, NY
The Forbes Women’s Summit brings together 250 leaders across diverse industries including the most dynamic thinkers in business, philanthropy, education, media and entertainment.The mission of the Forbes Women’s Summit is to harness the power and intellect of this multi-generational gathering to address the world’s most intractable issues. This is an exciting conference that is life changing for many!
June 28-30, 2015 | New Orleans, LA
iRetreat is a Conference for online influencers. It is the self-proclaimed leading forum for aspiring, building and connecting an online presence and real-life partnerships. iRetreat welcomes bloggers and brand/agency representatives to attend since strengthening relationships between both is one of iRetreat’s primary goals.
July 16-17, 2015 | New York, NY
Don’t miss this year’s Multicultural Women’s National Conference if you are interested in engaging keynotes and panel discussions. Share experiences to develop collective goals that will help you overcome the obstacles that many of you face every day. Whether you’re a senior executive or a high-achieving employee the MWNC is an energetic conference that will help you improve.
June, July, August, October | National Tour
The WEN Women’s Conference is one of the nation’s premier leadership and empowerment events. Prominent women in the areas of finance, business and personal development will be attending and speaking. Their insights will help you find clarity on your goals and what you need to achieve new levels of success! The conference is taking place at multiple locations throughout the year. Check out their website to find out if they’re coming to a location near you!
September 12, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
The Leap Conference is an inspirational gathering for new and aspiring women entrepreneurs and is hosted by Ladypreneur League. Ladies are invited to learn the skills necessary to create and maintain a successful business as well as how to master the work/life balance. Learn from the experts on how to find your strengths, protect intellectual property, and hear practical advice relating to entrepreneurship.
September 17-18, 2015 | Nashville, TN
Obsessed Live is designed specifically for women business owners who define success as exponential growth, an abundance of loyal customers, and the freedom to live life on their own terms. The masterclass is ideal for businesses in operation for at least 2 years, but start-ups won’t feel left out. Obsessed Live is for intense woman entrepreneurs!
September 17-19, 2015 | Tempe, AZ
The unstoppable confidence networking conference is designed to improve entrepreneurs’ and business leaders’ confidence, proficiency, and strategy for networking, empowering them to become successful, confident, profitable connectors. The conference draws top-level experts to share their experiences and advice with you!
September 29th, 2015 | New York, NY
Womancon is the place to be if you want to learn about exception women in entrepreneurship. You’ll get to attend panel discussions with venture capitalists, angel investors, crowdfunding platforms and much more. Additionally, you’ll gain the tools and tactics needed in order to establish your leadership and build your brand!
October 1st, 2015 | Location: TBA
The Inc. Women’s Summit is a conference you do not want to miss if you want to surround yourself with like-minded driven and motivated individuals. You’ll get to participate in activities that are useful for connecting, creating, learning and sharing. Register today for early bird tickets!
October 6-7, 2015 | New York, NY
If you want to learn how to propel your personal and professional success, re-align with authentic goals and values, and shift into your most empowered state of self, look no further, the S.H.E Summit is for you! Join hundreds of other women for an unforgettable experience.
October 12-14, 2015 | Washington DC
Come hear from the some of the most powerful women in the world. Past speakers have included Meg Whitman (Chairman, President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard), Gisel Ruiz (Executive Vice President and COO, Walmart U.S.) and Mary Barra (Chief Executive Officer, General Motors). We’re sure that you’ll leave this conference motivated to do more!
October 14-16, 2015 | Houston, TX
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. The three-day conference combines technical sessions with career sessions and includes a poster session, a career fair, and an awards ceremony. If you are a woman in technology this is the conference for you!
October 15, 2015 | Austin, TX
The Texas Conference For Women is one of the largest conferences for women this year. Come to this conference if you want to learn how to better manage your money, deal with change, and stay positive! The Conference features recognized speakers who have a wide range of experience and will help you set and achieve your goals.
November 19, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA
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. Don’t miss this extraordinary business networking and professional development opportunity!
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October 8-11, 2015 | San Francisco, CA
Emerging Women Live is an immersive 4-day experience of integrative practices, workshops and networking circles, in addition to outstanding keynotes and stellar panel discussions. Attendees can expect to develop their authentic leadership skills, ignite their confidence and draw from the wisdom of the collective experiences of their peers. The event promotes the rise of feminine leadership across the globe in order to create a world where women fully participate in the shaping of our future in all aspects of life. Have you attended one of these conferences in the past? We’d love to hear about your experience, feel free to leave a comment in the box below!
November 7, 2015 | Atlanta, Georgia
Faith. Hope. Love. Mom Conference is a full-day event designed to empower and inspire women who are committed to the success of their families. We’re changing the conversation, taking the focus away from the obvious and talking about something that moms often overlook – themselves.
April 20-22, 2016 | Whistler BC, Canada
WNORTH is an essential leadership conference for women who are the next generation of influential entrepreneurs, senior executives and CEO’s; providing a multi-sector forum to enhance leadership training, engage in high-level networking and witness inspirational talks from global business leaders from top brands such as HootSuite and TELUS.
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