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.

 

 

 

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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 offer starting at 7:00 am. Arriving early will also guarantee you a great seat at the 8:15 am Opening Keynote! (Unlike the luncheon, the morning keynote session is open seating—early birds will get the best seats.)

Some tips to get you through security faster.


Don’t Forget Your Badge!


PRINT & CUT OUT your badge before you arrive. This is your ticket in to the event, and you’ll find instructions for printing and emailing badges in your confirmation letter. Only the main registrant can log in to the registration and email badges. For questions about your registration please contact [email protected]

Seating Assignments. You’ll find your table assignment for the keynote luncheon on your printed badge. Seat assignments are strictly enforced.


Special Meal Requests


Although the date has passed to guarantee a gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan meal, we can accommodate a few more requests, while quantities last. Please have the main registrant for your group log in and select the appropriate meal choice for you no later than Friday, December 1.  Click here for a description of the meals.


Parking Particulars


We encourage you to think about your travel plan—and back-up plan—in advance. The best way to get to the Boston Convention Center on December 7th is to take public transit, a taxi, or to carpool.

If you must drive (or have organized a carpool, you go-getter!), please carefully study the parking options and advice on our Travel page. You’ll find maps, prices and even an option to reserve discounted parking in advance. Remember, there will be many more attendees than available parking spaces at the Convention Center, so pay attention to the free shuttles from nearby Channel Center Garage and consider other off-site lots (shuttle service only available from Channel Center).

Feel free to use the Conference Community feature of the MassWomen app to coordinate travel with fellow attendees!


A Note for Newcomers


We’ll be seeing a lot of new faces this year, so we asked our staff and conference veterans for their advice on making the most of a day at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. We think Conference pros will find it helpful, too.

Check out our Newcomer’s Guide here.


Update Your Résumé


And bring a printed copy (or have one handy on your phone). You’ll definitely want to take advantage of free career coaching and résumé review sessions in the Liberty Mutual Career Pavilion throughout the day. Plus, many of our sponsors (including Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany & others) will have talent acquisition teams on site. Don’t be caught empty-handed!


Download the App


This year’s app, sponsored by Cisco, is better than ever. Not only can you build your own custom agenda and find maps, speaker bios and exhibitor information, but now you can easily connect with fellow attendees before, during and after the conference!

Search “MassWomen” to download the latest version of the app, create your profile and tap “Conference Community” to hook in. Set up ride shares, ask for help, discuss the speakers and even post job openings! Visit our app page for more information.


Warm Hands Drive


We’re proud to once again partner with local charity Cradles to Crayons to collect new hats and gloves for children in need this winter.

You can drop your donations off during the Conference at booth #233 in the Exhibit Hall. Thank you for your constant generosity!


A Note for New Moms


Nursing mother’s rooms can be found on levels 1 & 2 of the Convention Center—MR 158 & MR 208. You’ll find privacy screens, outlets and a refrigerator for your pumping convenience.

Please plan ahead for the possibility of a crowd at popular break times and bring a battery-operated or manual pump if you have one.

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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
Helaine Olen
Paula Rizzo
Elizabeth Robillard
Caroline Webb
Heather Willems

2:30 p.m.
Sara Blakely  (appearing in Spanx booth #916)
Kevin O’Leary

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jenny Blake
Jo Malone
Jamila Payne
Caroline Webb

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Karen Bentley
Monica Cost

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

Finucane, AnnesmWe’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.” Read More

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

executive-order-2016Earlier 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 poetry in an executive order that only requires reporting, but it acknowledges the existence of the pay gap, something many people do not believe exists. It’s an important first step.” Read 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. Read More

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2015 Special Meal Requests & Badge Printing Information

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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. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez
Carson Tate

2:45 p.m.
Bert Jacobs
Shonda Rhimes

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jessica Jackley
Todd Kashdan
Josh Levs
Oneeka Williams

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kate Beeders
Nicole Blades
Jeanne Demers
Randy Kamen, Ed.D.
Juliette Mayers

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Budget Buddies: Empowerment through Financial Literacy

A volunteer coach and participant work together at recent program for teen mothers in Lowell.

A volunteer coach and participant work together at a recent program for teen mothers in Lowell.

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. Read More

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