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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

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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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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A Newcomer’s Guide to the MA Conference for Women

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 vets will find it helpful, too!


Download the illustrated guide (PDF)

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2018 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

It’s an interesting time to be a woman in America, and this year’s Massachusetts Conference for Women promises to be a powerful one.

We’ve got leaders, thinkers, and innovators galore coming together for one day this Thursday—prepare to be inspired!

Read on for important logistical information, and stay tuned for more from us to help you plan your day at the Conference. Read More

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Updated MassWomen App Now Available!

Download the official Massachusetts Conference for Women app. You requested better features, and we listened! You’re going to love it—just search “MassWomen” in your app store!

DID YOU KNOW? 

The MassWomen app delivers new, inspiring content year-round! Access the latest recordings of conference sessions, articles, and announcements about our next event. 

WHY DOWNLOAD? 

  • NETWORKING capabilities with the new matchmaking feature
  • Full AGENDA & SPEAKER listings
  • Full SPEAKER BIOS & access to PRESENTATIONS
  • ALERTS to keep you in the loop
  • Access to past and present session audio, keynote recaps & Women Amplified podcast episodes – right in your app 
  • Social wall to keep you posted on all of the amazing things happening – and share your own!

NEW! NETWORKING & MATCHMAKING FEATURE

  • Create your profile based on your preferences to be matched with other attendees, as well as sessions and exhibitors
  • Forge more meaningful connections with other attendees, and even set up appointments and private messages

BENEFITS of CREATING a LOGIN:

  • NEW! matchmaking feature provides customized networking opportunities
  • Ability to build a custom schedule
  • Save session, speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor favorites for quick access
  • Take & save notes on individual sessions – and export post conference
  • Search attendees and send private and group messages

NOTE: Your App login is NOT at all related to your conference registration login. They are completely separate systems that require 2 separate logins. If you have not used the app previously, choose the option to “Sign Up.”
 


IF YOU HAVE LAST YEAR’S APP, PLEASE DELETE IT AND DOWNLOAD THE NEW 2020 VERSION FROM YOUR APP STORE.


 

Download now on the App Store

Get it now on Google Play


Special thanks to Cisco for underwriting this year’s conference app!
Cisco

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To the MA Conference for Women Community:

As most of you know, MA Conference for Women 2018 registration opened and sold out Wednesday, June 6th in record time. The MA Conference for Women has grown into a massive event—and we’re proud of that and of the community that has coalesced around it and contributed to its success.

As demand for tickets has increased, we have added programming to address the increased demand—four years ago we launched Opening Night to bring more people into the experience. (Tickets are still available for this year’s December 5th evening event.)

We’ve also had to address the technical challenges that come with thousands of people trying to register at the same time.

To accommodate increasing ticket demand and avoid crashing the registration system, this year we deployed a “virtual waiting room.” As with anything new, we learned some lessons.  Read More

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BIG NEWS: The Power of Us, Quantified in HBR

We’re proud to have made it into the Harvard Business Review today, in an article by happiness researcher and Conference for Women veteran Shawn Achor.

You can read the full article here, but here are our main takeaways:

  • People can be cynical about the utility of women’s professional conferences. Achor’s [male] seatmate on a recent flight said “I’m all for equality, but I’m not sure what good it will do.”
  • What good CAN it do? Achor spoke with fellow happiness researcher Michelle Gielan, and the two decided to survey attendees in advance of the 2017 Conferences for Women in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Texas.
  • They wanted to know what, if any, financial or intellectual impacts could be measured among attendees.
  • They surveyed 2,600 women, using prior attendees to study outcomes and first-time attendees as a control group.
  • Among attendees who had never attended the Conference, 18% had received a promotion over the past year. During the same economic period, 42% of women who had attended the Conference received a promotion.  
  • The likelihood of receiving a promotion doubled after attending the Conference for Women.

  • 5% of women in the control group received a pay increase of more than 10% compared to 15% of women who had attended the Conference.  
  • Attendees of the Conference for Women had triple the likelihood of a 10%+ pay increase.
  • 71% of prior attendees reported that they “feel more connected to others.” Achor’s book Big Happiness argues that social connection is the greatest predictor of success and happiness, and tangentially leads to longer, healthier lives.
  • 29% of prior attendees reported that they “agree a lot” with the statement “I feel happier.” 78% of prior attendees reported feeling “more optimistic about the future” than before the Conference. 25% of prior attendees reported that they “agree a lot” with the statement “I feel more capable of handling stress in a positive way.”

“Laurie Dalton White, founder of the Conferences for Women, adds ‘Something special happens when you see that you are not alone. Making connections and building relationships with other attendees and speakers helps women form an understanding of their worth, and then they learn strategies to ask for promotions, seek fair pay, and even become a mentor to others. 

Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan

Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan

‘We invite women like Michelle Obama and Sheryl Sandberg to speak at our conferences not just because of their own personal success stories, but because they are role models who inspire women in both big and small ways.'”

Achor and Gielan’s findings suggest that business leaders ought to encourage employees to find social connections in a professional context.

The result may be a happier and healthier workforce.

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