This March, people across the nation will celebrate Women’s History Month--a month long celebration of the achievements and contributions of women throughout history across society. One does not have to look far to see the influence women have had in medicine, politics, technology, literature and nearly every industry or aspect of society. This month is a time of reflection as much as it is an opportunity to look beyond the glass ceiling and into the future for women. To further continue the social, economic, and professional growth of women, there are countless organizations, events and initiatives. Take a look at our short list for inspiration:
- Forbes Women’s Summit –June 17-18 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers:
According to the Forbes web registration page, the 2019 Forbes Women’s Summit “brings together a community of inspiring and innovative visionaries whose ambitious actions are changing the world with unprecedented scale.” The even promises to bring together women from various industries and generations to discuss change and opportunities for women in leadership roles. The annual event will feature “keynote conversations and dynamic panel discussions.”
This year, the event will be held at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. This empowering event, coming up in 2019 on June 17-18, opens up the dialogue among its attendees by offering keynote conversations, interviews, and panel discussions that focus on pressing topics. “[T]he Forbes Women’s Summit brings together the voices and insights of a diverse range of female luminaries from the worlds of business, entertainment and politics.”
- PBWC’s 30th Annual Conference: Unstoppable! – April 23 in San Francisco, California:
“We are now, we always have been, and we always will be unstoppable.” The Professional Business Women of California (PBWC)’s PBWC’s 30th Annual Conference: Unstoppable! will take place April 23 in San Francisco, offering attendees opportunities to network with approximately 7,000 peers, hear 50 speakers, and participate in 30 seminar sessions.
- 2019 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference – October 21-22 in Washington D.C.:
Professional Women in Advocacy (PWIA) focuses on the belief “that when women are involved at the highest levels of policy making, everyone benefits.” PWIA focuses primarily on women who work on various advocacy roles. The organization’s 2019 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference theme is Breakthrough Advocacy and “will focus on innovations in our field and how growing diversity in government is changing the way we represent our causes and organizations,” according to PWIA CEO LeeAnn Petersen. The conference attendees will have the opportunity to listen to women from across many different industries, including lobbyists, elected officials, and public policy specialists. Registration for the conference opens in April 2019.
- National Women's Business Conference 2019 – October 13-15 in Jacksonville, Florida:
“Our time is now” is the theme driving this year’s National Women's Business Conference 2019, taking place October 13-15 in Jacksonville, Florida. National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) focuses on representing and “propelling” over the 10.1 million women business owners across the nation and working in all industries. Keynote speakers at this event will include talk show host and journalist Lisa Ling, who is a former field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, contributor to ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer.
- 2019 All In For Women Summit– May 9 in San Francisco, CA:
Sponsored by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), the 2019 All In For Women Summit will take place May 9 in San Francisco, CA. This event is aimed at high-potential/achieving women looking to achieve work-life balance, seeking role models, and/or women looking to champion other women at all levels. The summit also encourages managers and mentors looking to support women in their workplace and encourage the “development of the high-potential women within their organizations” to attend.
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There are many conferences across the nation geared specifically toward the education, development and empowerment of professional women. Wherever you travel to this year, whether for work, professional development or vacation, don’t forget to pack your travel insurance! Find the right policy to fit your needs here, or call Travel Insurance Services at 1-800-937-1387, Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm Eastern Time.