The 2021 Conference Center

“Forward, Stronger, Together”

The 17th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women was held virtually on December 2, 2021.


Keynote Speakers

  • Stacey Abrams, founder, #1 New York Times best-selling author, and voter rights activist
  • Selma Blair, disability advocate and actress
  • Regina King, Academy award-winning actress, director and activist
  • Jay Shetty, award-winning podcaster, purpose coach and best-selling author, Think Like a Monk
  • Chloé Zhao, Academy award-winning director

Leadership Breakout Speakers


Career Advancement Breakout Speakers

  • Erin Falconer, editor-in-chief & co-owner, Pick the Brain and author, How to Get Sh*t Done
  • Susan McPherson, serial connector, founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies and author
  • Heather McGowan, future of work strategist & 2017 Global LinkedIn Top Voice for Education

Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Breakout Speakers

  • Allyson Felix, legendary Olympic gold athlete, advocate for women’s rights and founder, Saysh @allysonfelix
  • Jennifer Brown, diversity, inclusion & workplace strategist
  • Austin Channing Brown, media producer, best-selling author, and racial justice advocate

Personal Development Breakout Speakers

  • Bryony Gordon, award-winning journalist, mental health campaigner & best-selling author, No Such Thing as Normal
  • Luvvie Ajayi Jones, New York Times best-selling author, culture critic & activist
  • Rachel Ricketts, racial justice activist, grief healer, & author, Do Better