Awkwafina! The First of Many Amazing 2020 Conference for Women Speaker Announcements

Awkwafina, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rachel Cargle, and Stephanie Land! The first of many amazing 2020 Conference for Women speaker announcements

Join us for the first-ever entirely online Massachusetts Conference for Women this December 10th featuring Awkwafina, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rachel Cargle, and Stephanie Land—four remarkable women who are breaking barriers, persevering, leading change, making history, and pioneering our path forward.

Register before July 24th to secure early bird pricing of $125!

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Standing Together, Now More Than Ever

a group of diverse women standing together in unity

Our nation has been rocked by tragedy and unrest in recent weeks and months—shaken by a tipping point in racial injustice, a global pandemic, and widespread economic devastation.

We mourn the senseless death of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives lost and stand with so many others in grief. We join the voices calling for change, and we call on women to support one another in fighting for equality for people of color.

As an organization, our core mission has been to promote inclusive equality for working women—across race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and political affiliation. We haven’t always gotten it right, but we are committed to listening and learning. We know we must put in the work to go further.

In the coming weeks, the Conferences for Women will be using our platform and sharing resources to amplify the voices of Black women and women of color. We are launching a speaker’s series featuring top voices who can shine a spotlight on key issues relating to racial injustice and communities of color.

Every woman, of every race, can make a difference. By standing shoulder to shoulder in the fight for justice, we can take action to promote diversity and lend our voices to calls for change. By participating in the civic process and providing support to groups fighting for change, we can make change happen.

We are stronger together. We support each other. We are committed to volunteering, donating, reading, learning and, especially, voting. We repeat our mantra every day:

WE are the women the world needs now, and we are ready to act.

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2020 Conference Updates

Save the Date - registration opens Wednesday, June 24th at 9am

One reason the Massachusetts Conference for Women has been such a special event for 15 years is because of what happens when 10,0000 women come together to inspire and learn from each other. You can’t help but feel “The Power of Us.”

It’s a feeling we need this year more than ever. That’s why, with your safety in mind, we are designing a unique event for these times that we promise will not disappoint.

This year’s Conference on December 10th will deliver the same quality you’ve come to love and expect in a highly interactive virtual experience.

Recognizing how extraordinary today’s challenges are, we’re lining up some of the smartest people we know—globally renowned visionaries and leaders—to provide the inspiration, development, and connection we all need and want now.

In one day, you’ll gain:

  • Powerful new perspectives to stay resilient and relevant in today’s changing times
  • Opportunities to chat real-time with speakers and interact with each other
  • Ways to support women-owned businesses
  • And, even a chance to have some much-deserved fun.

Stay tuned for exciting speaker announcements and other details.

Registration opens Wednesday, June 24, at 9 a.m. with an Earlybird Price of $125.

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What Everyone Needs in the Face of a Great Challenge

two friends practicing social distancing while smiling and hiking up a mountain

Our friend and happiness expert Shawn Achor once shared that if you view a mountain by yourself, your brain will perceive it to be 10 to 20 percent steeper than if you view it while standing next to a friend who is going to climb it with you.

Well, friends, we’re standing next to you (from six feet away, of course) as you view what might feel like a mountain of new challenges. Think of us as the friendly crew that’s helping find the best guides, tips, and inspiration to help you succeed.

That’s why this month we launched these new resources and initiatives:

We’ve also increased the frequency of our newsletter to keep you informed and connected to this vital community of women supporting women. If you know a friend or colleague who could benefit from joining us, please share this newsletter with them. New readers, sign up here.

One final note:

  • Young women from underserved communities who are prospective college students need our help now. Please consider giving to our partner, ScholarMatch.

More from the April 2020 Newsletter

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Who Amanda Southworth Thinks Needs to Create the Future We Want

Amanda Southworth at the 2019 MA Conference for Women

Amanda Southworth used to be suicidal, unsure if she wanted to live or let it all go because it was too painful. She chose life—more specifically, a life of helping others. Read More

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How Simon Sinek Views the Rules of the Infinite Games We All Play

Simon Sinek at the 2019 MA Conference for Women

There are two kinds of games in life, leadership expert Simon Sinek said: Finite games, like football. And infinite games, like most things—from business to personal relationships. Read More

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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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