What Yara Shahidi Does to Stay Positive

Yara Shahidi at the 2019 MA Conference for Women

You might wonder: Why wouldn’t this 19-year-old feel positive?

Michelle Obama wrote her a letter of recommendation for Harvard. Oprah said she could be president someday. She stars in the popular TV shows, Black-ish and Grown-ish. She has a famously supportive family. And, she’s remarkably well adjusted.

Well, there is, as she puts it, the “never-ending list of social ills and troubles that can naturally spiral into feelings of hopelessness.” Read More

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Tara Westover Says Think Differently—about What It Means to Be Educated

Tara Westover at the 2019 MA Conference for Women

When Tara Westover first heard that Rosa Parks was arrested for taking a seat on a bus, she tried to figure out how (and why) she would physically remove a seat from a bus. That is how lacking she was in knowledge of American culture after being raised by survivalist parents who denied her a right to an education until she was old enough to apply to college herself. Read More

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What Malala Thinks About Male Allies

Malala Yousafzai“If we do not engage men, it’s missing the point,” Malala said. “The issue lies there.”

But engagement, she said, has to amount to more than talk. “Men need to not just say they support women but take action by giving room for women to come to the table and speak.”

Using her famous father as an example, she said that although his own sisters were not permitted to get an education, he ensured that Malala, and other girls, could be educated by founding and running a school for girls and boys.

He also wrote Malala’s name on the family tree, the first female ever to be put on it.  And, what a female she has turned out to be.

Read more from the December 2019 newsletter.

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How Malala Finds—and Keeps Finding—Her Courage

Malala Yousafzai at the 2019 MA Conference for Women

Malala Yousafzai took on the Taliban at the tender age of 10. At 15, she survived an assassination attempt. At 16, she became the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize. You might think nothing scares her. Read More

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What Megan Rapinoe Wants You to Know in 2020

Megan Rapinoe at the 2019 MA Conference for Women

“In the future,” Andy Warhol famously said, “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” After Megan Rapinoe’s year, one might be inclined to update that. Read More

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Looking for Your Headshot?

Thank you for attending the 2019 MA Conference for Women

If you have questions regarding a headshot you had taken at the event, please see below.

You must know which booth you were in when you had the photo taken. Each exhibitor has different protocols for distributing the photos.

Merck & Company

Merck & Company was in a small booth in the career section.
Photos will be available after December 20 and you can download your photo directly from their photo website: https://bit.ly/2X2n0lj


MFS was in a medium sized booth on the main aisle in the career section
Photos were emailed directly to attendees the day of the show. If you have problems receiving your email, be sure to check your spam/junk folder of the email account that you gave to MFS onsite. If you still do not see your image please use the contacts below:

For Opening Night: [email protected]
For Conference Day: [email protected]

Thermo Fisher

Thermo Fisher was in a larger booth in the career section. The photos will be available after December 20th.

If you had your photo taken on Opening Night you can access it here: https://dawnkingstonphoto.pixieset.com/thermoday12019/ Password: thermo439

If you had your photo taken on Conference Day you can access it here: https://dawnkingstonphoto.pixieset.com/thermoday22019/ Password: thermo439

If you have problems with your headshot taken at the Thermo Fisher booth you can email [email protected] AFTER December 20th.

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2019 Bookstore & Author Signings

Exhibit Hall A | Open All Day

Sponsored by:

Author Signing Schedule:

9:45 a.m.
Celeste Headlee
Simon Sinek

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Marci Alboher
Annie Duke
Amy Gallo
Anne Grady
Dr. Tiffany Jana
Mary Laura Philpott
Karen Rinaldi
Darcey Steinke
Tiffany Shlain

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mary Abbajay
Chris Bailey
Lee Carter
M. Tamra Chandler
Jackie Glenn
Minda Harts
Erica Keswin
Sara Laschever
Maxie McCoy
Alicia Menendez
Amy Morin
Alechia Reese
Veronica Rueckert
Reshma Saujani
Virgie Tovar
Karen Wickre

2:45 p.m.
Tara Westover

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
M. Tamra Chandler
Jodi Glickman
Maxie McCoy
Mindy McKnight
Veronica Rueckert
Tiffany Shlain
Shannon Watts

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Minda Harts
Michelle Wax


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Here’s How to Be Happier Now

Nataly Kogan

“So many people are so stressed out and so overwhelmed that they can’t even, and I say this from personal experience, they cannot even allow themselves to pause and recognize that they’re running at an unacceptable pace.”

Scroll down and click Play to listen in your browser. Or subscribe to Women Amplified wherever you get your podcasts, and take advantage of Conference for Women speakers year-round!


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2019 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

We’re getting ready to knock your socks off at next week’s Massachusetts Conference for Women!

To help your day go as smoothly as possible, please prepare yourself by reading the information below.

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Bring Kid-Sized Weather Gear to the 2019 Conference

Bring your donation of new hats, gloves & winter coats to the Conference – booth #223!

The Massachusetts Conference for Women and Cradles to Crayons are teaming up again to collect 2,500 sets of winter essentials to distribute to children in the region who most need them. Please bring NEW hats, gloves and/ or winter coats to the Cradles to Crayons’ booth (#223) and let’s help prepare these children for the cold weather.

Old Navy will also be onsite selling hats and gloves for those who wish to purchase items to donate.

Cradles to Crayons’ vision is that one day every child will have the essentials they need—to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. This winter, they aim to support 32,500 local children by providing warm clothing, shoes, boots, and other necessities to keep them safe from harsh winter conditions! We invite you to support their mission of providing children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play.

You may drop off your donation of new, kid-sized hats, gloves and coats at Booth #223 in Exhibit Hall A.

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