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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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Congratulations to This Year’s Be the Change Award Winner!

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi The Be The Change Award recognizes a Massachusetts woman who personifies compassion for her community and commitment to improving the everyday lives of those around her. This year’s Be The Change Award recipient rises above and beyond in the realm of community service through her commitment to changing the lives of homeless women … [ more ]

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Meet the 2014 Share Your Story Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Share Your Story contest: Boston high school students Imanie Sampson (pictured) and Andrea Novelle-Ruddy, who submitted a video on behalf of Boston Community Leadership Academy, where they are students. With her inspiring tribute to the ripple effect of women helping women, Imanie has won $1,000, 10 speaker-authored books, and an entire table at this year’s Conference for her school. Her video was featured on the main stage on December 4th, … [ more ]

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Join Us Online This Thursday at 2:00pm for a Special Livestream

The 10th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women announced today that a keynote address by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be streamed live on the Conference website,, on December 4, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST. We’re pleased that with the support of Boston Scientific we are able to bring this event to all who wished to attend the Conference this year. The 2014 Conference, which … [ more ]

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Important Parking Information

Driving to the Conference this year? With so many attendees converging on downtown Boston, parking is our #1 challenge. We’ve put together the following pages to help you quickly and easily stow your vehicle on Conference Day: Travel & Discounts Parking Lots & Public Transportation Remember, carpooling is best if you drive, and Boston has a great public transit system if you don’t. See you Thursday!

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Katharine Powell: “This Can’t Work…”

I work in an industry dominated primarily by men. I work in construction. No, I don’t wear a hard hat or Timberland boots, but I know amazing women who do. [ more ]

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Heather Bruce: Daring Greatly in Real Life

In her 2012 speech, Dr. Brené Brown challenged me to get in the arena and “dare greatly.” If I failed, I would fail while trying. I spent the next year influencing Senior and Executive Management to sponsor my idea… [ more ]

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Maria Crawford: Nurturing Office Culture

In our first year, our team of only 70 raised over $10,500 for charity. Although we’d worked together for years, we all got to know each other for the first time. [ more ]

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Past Attendees: Share Your Story to Win $1,000, 2014 Tickets, and More!

What a Difference a Decade Makes! Join Us In a Unique Storytelling Celebration of the MA Conference for Women To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, we want to hear your story. After all, we couldn’t have done all this without you (and maybe you feel the same way)! Tell us how the Conference stirred your soul; inspired you to take a chance; led you to … [ more ]

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Share Your Story: A Powerful Partnership

by Anne Barry Jolles Life Coach, Author and Speaker The following is a featured entry in our Share Your Story contest, which celebrates our 10-year anniversary with stories from past attendees. It was 2011, the day before the Massachusetts Conference for Women and my phone rang. It was a client and she said, “Hey, I’ve got an extra ticket for a conference tomorrow. Do you want to go?” I’d never … [ more ]

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