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Welcome to the 2021 MA Conference for Women


We’re thrilled to welcome you to the 2021 Virtual Massachusetts Conference for Women on December 2nd!


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How to Participate in the December 2nd Virtual Conference

This year’s Conference will take place entirely online. Click the button below to access the virtual Conference environment, opening at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, December 2nd.


Log in today using the email address with which you originally registered,* to complete your attendee profile and ensure that your browser is set up for success with the Conference environment.

Your attendee profile is similar to your badge at one of our in-person events, but with enhanced functionality. Share as much or as little information on your profile as you like, but please keep in mind that this information will be visible to other attendees (minus your email address), and any exhibitors you choose to share with (including your email).

*Do not share your login information with anyone. If two people log in using your email at the same time, both will be expelled from the virtual environment.


The full Conference experience will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, December 2nd. But we encourage you to click the link above, run a System Check, and make sure you’re happy with your attendee profile now.

You will use this same URL and email address to log in throughout the week, as live and on-demand programming continues from December 3rd through the 17th.

If you did not purchase your own ticket and your email address is not working, please check with the main registrant for your group to ensure your email was entered correctly in the system. For any other issues you should reach out to


Tech Check

We recommend you do the following prior to event day to ensure a smooth experience in the virtual environment:

•  Ensure your Virtual Private Network (VPN) is OFF.

•  Update your browser!
Download the most recent version of Chrome or Firefox
            Make sure pop ups are enabled

•  Run a System Check by clicking here:

•  ZOOM OUT: Adjust your browser zoom to 75%-90% to see the entire virtual Conference environment, if necessary.
            If you are on a PC press: Ctrl + minus sign
            If you are on a Mac press: ⌘ + minus sign

  Check to ensure your Internet bandwidth is not being used by too many other users when you plan to enjoy the Conference.

  Test your speakers (May we suggest you test using our Women Amplified podcast?)


Understanding the Schedule

The virtual Conference consists of two keynote sessions, three periods of breakout sessions, and a virtual Exhibit Hall. All times Eastern.
• Keynote sessions—featuring Jay Shetty, Selma Blair in conversation with Lisa Ling, Stacey Abrams, Pat Mitchell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao—will debut on Thursday, December 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
• Breakout sessions, followed by speaker Q&A, will air at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:25 p.m. on December 2nd

Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 3rd, breakout sessions will be available to replay on-demand until Friday, December 17th at midnight. Special thanks to Takeda Pharmaceuticals for supporting this opportunity!
• The Virtual Exhibit Hall & Cisco Networking Lounge both open at 8:00 a.m. on December 2nd, and will remain available through the 17th. Be sure to visit early to take advantage of free career services and facilitated networking.

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Getting Around

Our virtual Conference environment was designed for ease of use, and to replicate the experience of an in-person Conference for Women.



Maximize Your Career at the Conference

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides multiple opportunities to enhance your career skills and position yourself for advancement. Some of the opportunities you can take advantage of this year:

• Sign up for 1:1 Resume Review and Career Coaching. Sessions will take place via videoconference. 

Appointments are limited and first-come, first-served, so be sure to visit the Career Hub early on December 2nd if this is a priority for you! Sign-up begins at 8:00 a.m. ET.

• Visit the Learning Burst Stage inside the Lifestyle & Learning Hub for a number of Career-focused mini sessions. 

• After the Conference, take advantage of the curated CFW content in our online Career Hub


How to Network at a Virtual Event

Because connection is more important than ever these days, we’ve put together several networking opportunities for virtual attendees, as well as a Virtual Networking Guide, to help you make the most of your Conference day. Thanks to our Official Networking Sponsor Cisco!

Opportunities include:

• Facilitated networking via live videoconference on December 2nd. (Sign up in the Cisco Networking Lounge starting at 8:00 a.m. – space is limited, so register early!)

• Public session chats, allowing attendees to communicate with one another while watching keynote and breakout sessions.

• Private and group messaging available from every room in the virtual Conference environment.

Find our new MACFW LinkedIn group in the Networking Lounge to connect with your Conference community throughout the year.

• NEW AI Matchmaking matches you with other attendees with similar interests. 

• Exhibitor Office Hours where you can network with companies in real-time throughout the Exhibit Hall Hubs. (Office hours December 2nd from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.)

Share your participation in the Conference on social media by joining us on LinkedIn, and using #MassWomen and tagging @MassWomen on Twitter & Instagram.


Exhibit Hall Highlights

The virtual Exhibit Hall is organized into Hubs packed with offerings for you to explore:

  Explore companies hiring
  Complimentary Career Coaching (sign up required; first-come, first-served)
  Complimentary Resume Review (sign up required; first-come, first-served)
  Visit Merck KGaA’s booth to snap a new headshot
  Visit the Cisco booth to download a new Webex background with inspirational quotes from MACFW speakers

  Bookstore, sponsored by Liberty Mutual – offering FREE SHIPPING on all Conference titles
  Learning Stage, featuring on-demand mini sessions—Get inspired by executives from Bentley University, Rapid7, Bristol Myers Squibb, Commonwealth Financial Network, EMD Serono, Boston Scientific, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and New Balance.
  Target Lifestyle Lounge
  Download wallpaper for your phone at the MFS booth

  Join us in supporting small, women-owned businesses and non-profit organizations! 


After the Conference

This year’s breakout sessions will be available to replay on-demand courtesy of Takeda Pharmaceuticals from 10am ET Friday, December 3rd until Friday, December 17th at midnight.

Many Exhibit Hall offerings—including booths with interactive office hours, speaker learning bursts, author book readings and more—will be available on demand through December 17th as well.

Just log in to the Conference environment to view.


Stay Involved Year-Round!

We’re bringing you timely advice and expert voices throughout the year. Stay in touch by:

Subscribing to The Conference in Your Inbox, our monthly newsletter.

Listening to Women Amplified, a podcast from the Conferences for Women that showcases Conference speakers (& real listeners!) on a variety of timely topics. Find us everywhere you get podcasts, or just ask your smart speaker to play the latest episode.

• Continuing the conversation. Join our LinkedIn community, and find us posting daily on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!


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