Now in its 11th year, the MA Conference for Women is the state’s premiere networking and educational experience for women and the largest women’s conference in the country. Exhibitors at the conference offer a wide range of products and services meaningful to women. Over 250 exhibitors are featured this year and the hall is filled with a great mix of learning and networking opportunities. View a list of this year’s exhibitors.
Here’s some of what you can expect at our first ever Opening Night Expo Hall:
THE BENTLEY UNIVERSITY CAREER PAVILION
Offering tools along with local and national experts to address your most pressing career questions and challenges. Be sure to visit the Macy’s booth for complimentary makeup touch-ups and then head right over to the Thermo Fisher Scientific booth to take a new headshot… perfect for your LinkedIn Profile!
THE BRAVERY BASH
Featuring the Conference “I am Brave” Wall which is an interactive chalkboard exhibit for attendees to write and draw all the the ways they have experienced bravery. Spearheading the “Bash” is Lindsay Tia Reilly, the CEO of Lindsay Tia which is a unique handbag line with a purpose – including the Bravery Bag where a portion of the proceeds is donated to the USO. Reilly’s merchandise is influenced by the experiences that have inspired her, made her brave and have sparked a desire to empower others. Now her dream is to fashionably pay it forward by motivating others to inspire, encourage bravery and empower each other. Meet Lindsay and share your unique Bravery Story. Using the collective voices of the 10,000+ Massachusetts Conference for Women attendees, your stories will be used to create a collection to inspire others and illustrate The Power of Us!
THE CISCO NETWORKING LOUNGE
The perfect spot to connect and chat with friends, colleagues and new contacts, or to simply recharge a bit. In addition to being home of the LinkedIn Profile Makeover workshops, the lounge offers the chance for you to charge your mobile devises at one of the many charging stations available.
THE COMMUNITY CONNECTION PAVILION
Offering attendees a chance to get involved and make a difference in the lives of others. Stop by to learn more about volunteer and career opportunities with nonprofit organizations working to make our communities stronger. Don’t miss the following the features:
☆ “Before I Die” Wall inspired by 2015 Keynote Speaker Candy Chang , an urban designer who helped revitalize New Orleans using her art after Hurricane Katrina;
☆ Bring items to donate for the Cradles to Crayons Hat & Mitten Drive;
☆ Visit the Alex & Ani Bangle Bar and the Life Is Good booths—where a portion of all proceeds will be donated to a charitable cause
THE HEALTH & WELLNESS PAVILION
This space is dedicated to your health and well-being and focused specifically around the issues that matter most to women. The Pavilion features a mix of cutting-edge exhibitors sharing the latest information around health and wellness options available to you; a comfortable and peaceful relaxation lounge; demos and screenings and much, much more! Make sure to attend the Interactive Fitness Demo brought to us by Reebok.
THE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETPLACE
A unique shopping experience hosting women entrepreneurs and vendors offering a great assortment of products. Don’t miss this chance to finish (or start) your holiday shopping by visiting dozens of local women-owned businesses who have set up boutiques right in the hall. The Massachusetts Conference for Women is dedicated to women supporting women and we hope you will visit the Marketplace and join our effort.
VISTAPRINT PITCH YOUR PRODUCT SESSION
7:15 P.M – 8:00 P.M
Join in for an amazing opportunity to pitch your product idea to Tory Johnson, of Good Morning America’s “Deals and Steals,” and receive LIVE feedback on stage! Be sure to visit the Vistaprint booth during this time to watch and learn from others.
AUTHOR SIGNINGS & SPEAKER MEET & GREETS
(AS designates Author Signing; SMG designates Speaker Meet & Greet)
5:45 pm: Isis Anchalee, creator, #looklikeanengineer movement (SMG)
6:15 pm: Dr. Julie Holland, psychopharmacologist and author, Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, The Sleep You’re Missing, The Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Feel Crazy (AS)
6:45 pm: Anne Barry Jolles, life coach, author & speaker (AS)
7:15 pm: Kelly McGonigal, PhD, health psychologist and best-selling author, The Upside of Stress(AS)
7:45 pm: Carson Tate, nationally renowned expert on workplace productivity and author, Working Simply
8:15 pm: Erin Schrode, green girl, ecopreneur and co-founder, Turning Green (SMG)
8:00 pm: Bert Jacobs, co-founder, Life Is Good (AS)
8:45 pm: Juliette Mayers, president and CEO of Inspiration Zone LLC & author (SMG)
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