Category Archives: Latest News

Do you or your attendees require a special meal at lunch?

The lunch menu has been chosen for the 2017 conference and we are pleased to offer the following: Standard Meal: ❦  Chicken & Vegetable Farro Salad: Butternut squash, dried cranberries, endive lettuce, charred kale, basil and maple citrus dressing with sliced marinated grilled chicken ❦  Granny’s Purse: Granny Smith apples wrapped in old-fashioned pie dough with caramel crème anglaise Alternate Meal: (The alternate meal is gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.) ❦  Quinoa Salad: Butternut Squash, … [ more ]

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New Security Procedures for 2017

While attending the MA Conference for Women at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, please note that magnetometers will be in use and weapons of all kinds will be forbidden from the event.  Please refrain from bringing large bags containing unnecessary items to expedite your entry through security. Backpacks will be allowed, but are discouraged due to the amount of time it takes to search all of the compartments. Please … [ more ]

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Bring [Extra] Hats & Gloves to The 2017 Conference

Big hearts warm tiny hands and little ears: Help Cradles to Crayons collect 2,500 hats and gloves for local children in need. Bring your donation of new hats & gloves with you to the conference – booth #233! Winter is upon us, and the Massachusetts Conference for Women and Cradles to Crayons are once again teaming up to collect 2,500 pairs of hats and gloves to distribute to children in poverty and … [ more ]

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MassWomen App FAQ

How do I download the app? Just search “MassWomen” in your app store, or use the appropriate download link below.        What if I already have the app from the 2016 Conference? You’ll have to delete the old app and download the latest version from your app store. How do I log in? Tap “LOGIN” in the top-right corner, then simply type in your email address and click “Continue.” How do … [ more ]

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Ways to Help #Harvey Storm Victims

Our hearts go out to all the Harvey hurricane and flood victims. If you are looking for ways to help, the New York Times recommends these national organizations: The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10. AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors. Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds. Donations to the Salvation Army can be … [ more ]

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Additional Ticket Notification List

The 2017 MA Conference for Women is sold out and we do not anticipate releasing any more tickets. However, if you would like to be notified if any tickets do become available, please fill out the form below. To get a mini-Conference experience, we recommend attending Opening Night, held 5-8pm on December 6th.  By filling out this form you will also be added to our regular mailing list. If you … [ more ]

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2016 Speaker Highlights

We went through 2016 attendee evaluations and our own web metrics to compile this list of 2016’s most-loved speakers, sessions and teleclasses (posted online as podcasts). We hope you find some downtime as 2016 rolls into 2017 to watch, listen and enjoy!

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Looking for Your Headshot?

Free headshots were a big hit at the 2016 Conference! If you need to locate yours, please use the links below. If you were photographed in the… State Street Social Hub, you can find and download your headshot here. Liberty Mutual booth, go here. Luna booth, go here and enter password LunaLove to download. Thermo Fisher booth on Dec. 7 (Opening Night), go here. on Dec. 8 (Conference Day), go here. … [ more ]

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2017 Conference Logistics

This year promises to be a big one, so we want you to be as prepared as we are. Read on for important logistical information, and stay tuned for one more email from us to help you plan your day at the Conference. We’re Starting Earlier This Year Please begin to arrive as early as 6:30 am to pass through security and begin enjoying all the Exhibit Hall has to … [ more ]

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2016 Author Signings Announced

Author book signings will be held near the bookstore, in the Education Pavilion inside Exhibit Hall A. 9:30 a.m. Annie Clark Anita Hill 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Luvvie Ajayi Jessica Bennett Jenny Blake Carla Harris Sue Hodgkinson Courtney Lynch Glennon Doyle Melton Jamila Payne Egypt Sherrod Nina Tassler Laura Vanderkam 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mallika Chopra Annie Clark Marsha Haygood Nora Herting Deborah Kolb Jess Lively Jo Malone … [ more ]

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Download the All-New 2017 Conference App

Download the all-new official Massachusetts Conference for Women app to access the day’s schedule, full exhibitor listings, maps, speaker bios and local attractions. WHY DOWNLOAD? First look at our FULL AGENDA SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENTS & info MY SCHEDULE feature to help you plan your day CONNECT & NETWORK with other attendees before conference & on the big day MAPS to help you get around the convention center Stay up-to-date with ALERTS about teleclasses, contests … [ more ]

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Anne Finucane Named One of the “Most Powerful Women Executives in America”

We’d like to congratulate MA Conference for Women Board Member Anne Finucane on making both Fortune‘s 2016 “Most Powerful Women” list and Inc.‘s short list of the “12 Most Powerful Women Executives in America.”

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What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much … [ more ]

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Preview the Opening Night Program!

Hot off the presses, the program for our first annual Opening Night event is now available for your viewing pleasure. Take a look at all we’ve got in store, and if you don’t already have your $25 ticket, buy one now! ☽ LEARN MORE ABOUT OPENING NIGHT

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2015 Conference Day Suggestions: Best Session Picks for Different Job Paths

Help me plan my day! It’s a request we get more and more as we add new offerings to the Conference. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any mix of sessions, but we do the programming with several different career tracks in mind,” says Director Laurie Dalton White. Here, our recommendations for a few different career tracks.

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2015 Special Meal Requests & Badge Printing Information

Special meal requests must be submitted via online registration by December 1, 2015, 5:00pm.

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2015 Author Signings Announced

Author book signings will be held near the bookstore, in the Education Pavilion inside Exhibit Hall A. 9:30 a.m. Sophia Amoruso Candy Chang Adam Grant Tim Gunn 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Juliette Holland Shermin Kruse Stephanie Kaplan Lewis Aliza Licht Kelly McGonigal Oneeka Williams 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sophia Amoruso Gloria Mayfield Banks Jeanne Demers Sara DiVello Adam Grant Lisa Kueng Nicole Lapin Loretta Laroche Betsy Myers Dr. … [ more ]

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Budget Buddies: Empowerment through Financial Literacy

By Denise Boyd, Senior Marketing Program Manager, Tyco Security Products Recently, I committed to becoming a coach for Budget Buddies, a non-profit based in Chelmsford that offers financial help for low-income women. I’m no financial genius, but I was fortunate to have good role models many women just don’t have. And I hope to pay that forward.

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Get to Know 2014 Be the Change Winner Deborah Hughes in the Boston Globe

  Deborah Hughes was honored with the 2014 Massachusetts Conference for Women Be the Change Award for her world-changing work with homeless women and their families. Learn more about Deborah, her work, and the lives she touches in this wonderful Boston Globe profile published January 12, 2015.

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MA Conference for Women 10th Anniversary Video

It’s our 10th anniversary! Watch this video we’ve put together to celebrate. The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. In ten years, the Conference has connected and empowered tens of thousands of women. Thank you for being a part of it!

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