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2010 highlights

Thank you for a GREAT day!

What an inspiring day! Whether you participated as an attendee, a volunteer, a speaker, exhibitor, sponsor, we thank you for your time, your energy and your enthusiasm! See photo highlights


Conference by the numbers

Exhibit Hall

Attendees: 6,586
Mentor Match participants: 200+
Free resume critiques: 224
Volunteers: 150
Young Women’s Program participants: 300

Meet Our Be the Change Award Winner

We were thrilled to honor Johanna Crawford for her work with Web of Benefit, which offers unique services for women who have removed themselves from violent situations. For her dedication and tireless community service, Johanna receives a one-week stay for two at Canyon Ranch.


Victoria WatermanThe Resilient Leader
by Victoria Waterman, President, Leading Women Mass

Resilience – the ability to overcome challenges and turn them into opportunities – may be the new criterion for professional advancement, according to Accenture. A global research study entitled Women Leaders and Resilience: Perspectives from the C-Suite, reports that more than two-thirds (71%) of surveyed senior level executives report that resilience is critical in determining employee retainability during an economic downturn. Moreover, these leaders view women as slightly more resilient than men and are providing their female professionals with programs to develop resilience. [read more]

Social Networking Is Serious Business
by Morra Aarons Mele, Women Online

I recently taught a digital skills workshop for graduate students at Harvard’s Kennedy School. A guest in the audience, who was about 45, raised her hand and said, “Well, you’re all so young. What about women like me? Is there a space for us in social media”? [read more]

Maria MurnaneWant to write a book?
by Maria Murnane

Now that I’m a published author, I’m often asked How did you DO it? Seems like everyone wants to write a book, but few people do anything about it because they have no idea how to begin. I used to be one of those people. [read more]

State Street

Presenting sponsor State Street Corporation sent more than 1,000 employees to the conference this year – a powerful presence!

Thank you to our 2010 sponsors! If you’d like to learn more about sponsoring the 2011 Conference, please contact Lisa Alonge at [email protected].






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“I went to the conference without a sense of where I might go from here – I left with some direction and enthusiasm on where to start!”


“It was inspiring to hear the speakers and opened my eyes to making changes without feeling overwhelmed and afraid to take chances. I’m feeling really good about myself after listening to the speakers at the sessions I attended.”


“The Conference was incredibly inspiring. I only wish I could attend four times a year to keep the momentum!”


“As a student, I felt empowered and inspired by professional women. It made me excited to join the work force and become a professional woman.”