The Massachusetts Conference for Women


The 2022 Massachusetts Conference for Women will be held in-person November 30th and online December 1st, 2022.

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Look Back at the 2021 Virtual Massachusetts Conference for Women:


“Forward, Stronger, Together”

Inspiration, Motivation, and Connection—Wherever You Are.

A Day to Focus on You | December 2, 2021

  • Inspiration from leaders who share their stories of professional and personal development to empower you as you craft your own
  • Motivation and expertise from CEOs, founders, authors, and other thought leaders offering perspectives and actionable ideas to help you get unstuck and keep you moving forward
  • Connection with an active community of more than 15,000 women helping women – on Conference day and beyond

2021 Keynote Speakers

Your ticket includes:

  • Access to two keynote sessions featuring multiple speakers on Conference Day
  • Three breakout session time periods on Conference day, with twelve different sessions to choose from, including LIVE speaker Q&A.
  • On-demand playback of ALL breakout sessions and additional programming in the Exhibit Hall
  • LIVE one-on-one Resume Review, and Career Coaching sessions with local experts
  • A completely re-imagined virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Multiple opportunities to network with fellow attendees and leaders from the CFW community

“This was one of the best conferences I have attended. It was very motivational and inspirational and made me walk away thinking, “I can do this!”—2020 Virtual Attendee

2021 Breakout Session Topics


  • Enabling Trust in Times of Transition and Change
  • The Burnout Fix
  • Strategic Foresight: How to Show Up When Disruption Happens…Again

Career Advancement

  • Productivity: Overcoming the Cultural Pressures Facing Women Today
  • The Lost Art of Connecting: Reclaim the Power of Human Contact
  • How to Stay Relevant in a Changing Workplace

Justice, Equity & Inclusion

  • Rebuilding Better and More Equitable Workplaces
  • Othering: Skills for Belonging in a Virtual Workplace
  • Racial Justice: Navigating the Workplace with Dignity

Personal Development

  • No Such Thing as Normal: A Guide for Mental Well-being
  • Fighting Fear and Living Audaciously
  • Radical Hope: Getting Through Grief and Healing the Heart

2021 Breakout Speakers

  • Jennifer Brown, diversity, inclusion & workplace strategist
  • Austin Channing Brown, media producer, best-selling author, and racial justice advocate
  • Erin Falconer, editor-in-chief & co-owner, Pick the Brain and author, How to Get Sh*t Done
  • Allyson Felix, legendary Olympic gold athlete, advocate for women’s rights and founder, Saysh @allysonfelix
  • Bryony Gordon, award-winning journalist, mental health campaigner & best-selling author, No Such Thing as Normal
  • Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez, award-winning Psychologist & author, The Burnout Fix
  • Luvvie Ajayi Jones, New York Times best-selling author, culture critic & activist
  • Charlene Li, expert, digital transformation & leadership and New York Times best-selling author
  • Heather McGowan, future of work strategist & 2017 Global LinkedIn Top Voice for Education
  • Susan McPherson, serial connector, founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies and author
  • Rachel Ricketts, racial justice activist, grief healer, & author, Do Better
  • Dr. Maya Shankar, global director, behavioral economics, Google
  • More amazing speakers to be announced!

Breakout Session Bonuses

  • Submit your questions during breakout sessions, and they may be answered live by the speaker.
  • On-Demand Playback—Attendees will also have the opportunity to watch ALL of the breakout sessions ON-DEMAND through December 17th, 2021.

Organized Networking Opportunities

  • Facilitated Networking Discussions—An opportunity for attendees to join live, small-group discussions with top executives to power their personal and professional growth.
  • Peer Networking Chat Groups—A platform to connect with other attendees with similar interests and challenges.
  • Public Breakout Session Chats—A way for attendees to share comments and questions during breakout sessions.
  • Private 1:1 & Group Messaging—A place for attendees to “meet up” with other attendees throughout the conference.

The 17th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women was held virtually on December 2, 2021. For program highlights, details on the Conference playlist, and more, please visit our 2021 Conference Center page.

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