2020 Conference

Alicia Keys Says “I’m Done” with Subscribing to Stereotypes about Women

Fifteen-time Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys learned something important about herself recently, she said at the 2020 Massachusetts Conference for Women. “Here I was writing songs like ‘Girl on Fire,’ ‘Superwoman,’ and ‘Woman’s Word’–all these anthems—and I didn’t feel my worth and know how valuable I am. I didn’t even know that I didn’t know it, and that was the worst part of all. I was making choices that didn’t value … [ more ]

Awkwafina Talks About Facing Insecurity, Racism—and Her Hopes for 2021

There is something about famous people that can make us think they are free of the insecurity and experiences of racism that so many of us face. But Golden Globe Award-winner Awkwafina (née Nora Lum) was willing to smash that perception at the 2020 Massachusetts Conferences for Women, where she spoke candidly about her experiences with these issues and more. Here are some highlights, slightly edited for brevity and clarity: … [ more ]

12 Leadership Lessons from Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin

How do you lead in turbulent times like these? If you’re presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, you look to people who led brilliantly in times past. In particular, you look to the people she refers to as “my guys:” Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and LBJ. “Just as we learn from the triumphs and sorry of our parents and grandparents, so I believe we can learn from … [ more ]

Spend Your Lunch Break with MA CFW Speakers

Starting today at noon, we invite you to experience new, LIVE interactive sessions on the Conference platform for some lunchtime learning! Friday, December 11th: Ask a Career Coach with Dominique Brewer | 12:00–12:30 p.m. Ever wish you could get the inside scoop on the hiring process? This professional recruiter from Takeda Pharmaceuticals will be answering your questions about pre-screening, interviews, follow-up, and more! To participate, find a link to this … [ more ]

Attendees, It’s Time to Log In!

We want you to have a seamless and rewarding experience at the Virtual Massachusetts Conference for Women tomorrow. Today, we are asking all Conference attendees to click the link below and set up their attendee profile now to minimize login problems on Thursday morning: https://cfw.6connex.com/event/maconferenceforwomen/login Log in using the email address with which you originally registered.* The login field is case-sensitive. Please enter your registered email in all lowercase. You … [ more ]

Create Your Conference Attendee Profile Now

In order to have a seamless experience on Thursday, you must first click the link below to set up your attendee profile: https://cfw.6connex.com/event/maconferenceforwomen/login Log in using the email address with which you originally registered.* The login field is case-sensitive. Please enter your registered email in all lowercase. You will be prompted to complete your attendee profile, which can take as little as one minute of your time. Your attendee profile is … [ more ]

Meet the Winners of the 2020 Target Storytellers Contest!

The Massachusetts Conference for Women is proud to partner with Target on the Storytellers contest to showcase how women continue to step up, help others, and spread joy even during this difficult year. We were moved by all the submissions and stories shared. Below you can learn more on the women we’ve selected to honor at the 2020 MA Conference for Women. Laquisa Burke Laquisa knows the power of women … [ more ]

Maximize Your Career at the Conference

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides multiple opportunities to enhance your career skills and position yourself for advancement within your current organization or those looking for new opportunities within this year’s Virtual Career Pavilion! Stop by to take advantage of: Sign up for 1:1 résumé review and career coaching sessions. Sessions will take place via videoconference. Appointments are limited and first-come, first-served, so be sure to visit the Career Pavilion … [ more ]

How to Log In & Navigate the Virtual Massachusetts Conference for Women

It’s getting close! In order to maximize your time enjoying the Conference next week, we’ve put together some handy information for you to begin digesting now. 1.  Access the virtual Conference environment. 2.  Log in today using the email address with which you originally registered,* and complete your attendee profile. Your attendee profile is similar to your badge at our in-person event, but with enhanced functionality. Share as much or … [ more ]

What to Expect from the Virtual Massachusetts Conference for Women

We’re just over two weeks out from the first-ever Virtual Massachusetts Conference for Women on December 10th, and we’re busy putting finishing touches on a program that will help you feel inspired, empowered, and connected! Keep an eye out for our emails over the next two weeks—they’ll contain important information about how to participate in this year’s Conference, including the Conference login link and instructions. For now, here is an … [ more ]

2020 Conference Playlist

More on the virtual 2020 Conference

Keynote Extra! Afternoon Cookie Break with Joanne Chang

Join James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Joanne Chang for an afternoon cookie break in the keynote room as she makes us her famous melted snowman cookies! INGREDIENTS Cookies 1 stick (115 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup (150 grams) sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract 1-1/2 cups (210 grams) all-purpose flour 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 10 large marshmallows Royal … [ more ]

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