Conferences for women have been popping up all over the country. Women are creating places where they connect to other women and build each other up. In a world where it’s still hard for women to get paid equally and gain a position of power, these conferences are an oasis for ambitious women.

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Topics for Women’s Conferences

Each of these conferences is as unique as the women attending them. Topics can range from business, to leadership, to community, and there are even some that focus on faith.

8 Women’s Conferences in 2018

1. BYU Women’s Conference

This conference is a two-day gathering and is the biggest gathering of LSD (Latter-Day Saints) women anywhere in the world. Over 140 presenters speak on a variety of topics like womanhood and sisterhood, gospel principles, marriage, and more practical topics concerning women. The goal is to create an environment for strengthening faith with other women. This conference runs on May 3rd and 4th.

2. The Massachusetts Conference for Women

The Massachusetts Conference for Women

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In its 14th year, this conference is a great opportunity for women in the area that want to grow as business professionals. The goal of the conference is to promote, communicate and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond. This conference wants to end the pay gap, gender discrimination and equality with company leadership.


They also have a Young Women’s program to help inspire the next generation of businesswomen. Topics of the conference include personal finance, health, business and entrepreneurship, and so much more. The conference is one day only and the date for this year’s conference has not been set.

3. Forbes Women’s Summit

This conference gathers women from the fields of business, entertainment, and politics. Their goal is to highlight the doers, the people that are creating new ideas, and to empower women all around the world. There will be keynote conversations, panel discussions, one on one interviews. They boast statistics of having 300 powerful women there, over 20 industries, and 27 states represented.  The conference will be June 18th and 19th.

4. San Diego Women’s Week


San Diego Women’s Week

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This conference was established in 2010 and is a week of events meant to inspire, empower, and connect women from all walks of life. Women from San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties gather together to listen to keynote speakers, panel discussions, and sessions addressing topics that impact women’s lives.


With events like Women and Wine, a wine tasting and the opportunity to shop from local women, and Dare to Dream Luncheon, a keynote speaker, and networking lunch, there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. The week of the conference has already passed, it was March 19th through 23rd, but if it sounds like you’d like to go follow them for next year.

5. Dallas Women’s Conference

This conference address social, cultural, economic, and political challenges for women. The goal is to strengthen the advancement of women through advocacy, education, and networking opportunities. Topics range from how to create meaningful connections, building influence and personal brands, and the power of mentors. This one-day event is on November 1st.

6. Women in Tech Summit West

The tech industry is notorious for being hard for women to get into, this conference wants to change this. Its goal is to inspire, educate, and connect women in the tech industry. They host workshops, informational discussions, and networking opportunities.

To top it all off, any profits made from the event go to the nonprofit TechGirlz and its ongoing mission to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology. This conference is on September 15th.

7. Travel Industry Executive Women’s Conference

This conference wants to shrink the gender power gap that has appeared in the travel industry. With keynote sessions and different discussions on tech, qualities of a leader, and travel in general, this conference is jam-packed with educational opportunities. This one-day event has already passed, is on March 8th, but if this intrigues you, you should look out for it next year.

8. Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018

This conference is a gathering of powerful women, it’s right in the name. This gathering host talks about how to innovate in an ever-changing world, building businesses, and the impact of women entrepreneurs. These powerful women’s fields range from business to health, to technology.

They even have a mentor program that brings rising women from developing countries to come and learn from some of the best. This conference is on October 1st through the 3rd.

Why These Women Conferences Matter

These conferences are going to change the world through connections and education. By having women create these spaces, newer generations will grow up smarter, craftier, and more confident than ever before.

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