Early-Bird Tickets Available for the 2022 Women|Future Conference

Posted by Nina Moore on Tue, May 24, 2022 @ 11:00 AM
If your goals include being more proactive, expanding your personal and professional network, achieving better business outcomes, and being prepared for unexpected changes ahead, you don't want to miss the 2022 Women|Future Conference! 

The last day to get your Women|Future Conference ticket for $69 USD, the lowest early-bird rate, is Tuesday, May 31. Register here.


The fifth annual Women|Future Conference hosted by the Stevie® Awards encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness through keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. This year's conference will be a two-day virtual event from November 8-10, 2022. 
 
Our conference is for ambitious professionals to learn and share what’s working in their organizations, troubleshoot the challenges they collectively face and make meaningful connections.
 
Divide and conquer the agenda! Bring the whole team to the 2022 Women|Future Conference and get 10% savings with our group discount when groups of three (3) or more register together by 11:59 pm EST on May 31.
 
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We've got an Inspiring Lineup Taking Shape

The 2022 Advisory Board and Leadership Team are reviewing over 1,500 speaker submissions we received to help us build the conference agenda, which will be released this summer. 

This year's speakers range from changemakers at Fortune 500 companies to small business owners and entrepreneurs. You can expect discussions about everything from how to utilize mentorship as a path to professional and personal development, gain traction through public relations, overcome the imposter syndrome, and think like an investor.

While the 2022 agenda is not yet released, you can explore the 2021 agenda and read the summary of the 2021 Women|Future Conference to see what attendees experienced last year. Previous speakers included female executives and leaders from Facebook, IBM, Infosys Limited, John Hancock, Pinterest, Quartz, SAP North America, Talkspace, and others. 

If you applied to speak, you will be notified by July 11 as to whether or not you were selected.

What to Expect

➡️ 20+ interactive Sessions — Each day of the conference will kick off with an opening keynote, followed by engaging panel sessions, breakouts, and workshops centered around seven session tracks.

➡️ Seven Session Tracks — World-class speakers will share practical, actionable takeaways centered around seven tracks:

  1. Cultivate Your Tomorrow
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Future of Work
  4. Marketing
  5. Personal Development
  6. Technology
  7. Workplace DEI

➡️ Meaningful Connections — Get ready to connect, be inspired, and network with a fantastic community of women worldwide. Speakers and attendees build lasting connections as business partners, mentors, and even friends. There will be dedicated breaks on the agenda for structured networking and matchmaking.

➡️ Diverse Perspectives — The diversity of people you will learn from and meet is invaluable. In any given session, you may find yourself in the company of an online business owner, the founder of a non-profit, a lawyer, a CEO, a retired nurse, and a college professor!  

 

Whether you're a female entrepreneur, small business owner, executive, or employee, the Women|Future Conference welcomes movers and shakers like you, looking to Cultivate Your Tomorrow. With panel discussions, a must-see keynote, invaluable networking opportunities, and a Women-Owned Business Pitch Competitionthere will be sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action!

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Bug Bites No Longer an Issue With Bug Bite Thing

Posted by Hailey Roos on Tue, Dec 07, 2021 @ 12:19 PM
  • Kelley Higney founded Bug Bite Thing when her family suffered from constant mosquito bites in South Florida
  • The company was pitched on ABC’s show Shark Tank, and has since seen exponential success

About Bug Bite Thing 

Bug Bite Thing is dedicated to offering people a chemical-free and eco-friendly solution that alleviates the discomfort, stinging, itching, and swelling caused by bug bites and bee/wasp stings. The reusable suction tool removes insect saliva/venom from under the skin and is reusable, chemical-free, and safe to use on children of all ages, as well as adults. It is Amazon’s #1 selling product for insect bite relief.

How It Works – Bug Bite Thing

Bug Bite Thing’s History

Kelley Higney is the founder and CEO of Bug Bite Thing. Kelley grew up in San Diego, California, and worked with her mother, Ellen McAlister, on the family’s international export and distribution business for 15 years before starting Bug Bite Thing. Kelley and her family relocated to South Florida and were unprepared for how mosquitos would impact their quality of life. The family was suffering from constant mosquito bites, and after many failed attempts using creams and trying home remedies, Kelley discovered a little-known tool that uses suction to help remove insect
saliva/venom from under the skin. Kelley was amazed to
find that the product worked well and offered instant relief. 

In 2017, Kelley Higney was selling Bug Bite Thing at local farmers’ markets and bake sales. Then one day, there was a conversation about Bug Bite Thing in a local South Florida Mom Group on social media. The local news picked up on that conversation and contacted Kelley for an interview, resulting in thousands of units of inventory being sold out in just one week. 

In 2019, Kelley Higney and her mother, Ellen, appeared on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank and pitched the Sharks to invest in their company. They had all the Sharks biting with offers and accepted inventor and entrepreneur Lori Greiner’s “Golden Ticket” as an expression of her strong interest in the company. Since appearing on Shark Tank, the company’s sales increased overnight. 

Today, Bug Bite Thing is sold by major retail chains including Walmart, FSA Store, Home Depot, REI, Bed Bath & Beyond, True Value Hardware, The Grommet, BattlBox, and other independent retailers. 

Bug Bite Thing won the Gold Stevie Award for Management Categories - Woman of the Year - Consumer Products and a Bronze Stevie Award for Achievement Categories - Achievement in Growth in The 2021 American Business Awards®.

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Die Highlights der Women|Future Conference 2021

Posted by Jule Kern on Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 08:54 AM

Vom 1. bis 5. November kehrte die 4. jährliche Women|Future-Conference auf die virtuelle Bühne zurück und zog mehr als 400 weibliche Fachleute aus der ganzen Welt zu einem unvergleichlichen Erlebnis an! Wir erlebten eine informationsreiche Woche voller starker Inhalte, Networking und ermutigender Geschichten von branchenführenden Frauen in der Wirtschaft.

Die Teilnehmenden gewannen wichtige Erkenntnisse für ihr berufliches und privates Leben in Vorträgen zu Themen wie Unternehmertum, persönliche Finanzen, Vielfalt am Arbeitsplatz, psychische Gesundheit, Überwindung des Impostersyndroms, Strategien zur Lead-Generierung, Social Media Marketing und mehr. In diesem Blog finden Sie eine Zusammenfassung der Konferenzaktivitäten und Highlights.

Was die Teilnehmerinnen sagen

Bei der Women|Future Conference 2021 interagierten über 140 Rednerinnen aus verschiedenen Branchen und Denkrichtungen. Zu den Rednerinnen gehörten Gründerinnen, CEOs, Kleinunternehmerinnen und Führungskräfte von Fortune-500-Unternehmen wie Amazon Web Services (AWS), Frito-Lay, IBM, Infosys, John Hancock, Meta, Pinterest, Ralph Lauren und SAP.

Hier sind die Erfahrungsberichte einiger unserer Teilnehmerinnen:

"Ich bin so dankbar und aufgeregt, dass ich diese Konferenz gefunden habe!...Ich habe im Laufe meiner Non-Profit-Karriere schon viele Konferenzen besucht. Diese ist eine der besten! Diese Damen kennen sich aus, und der virtuelle Aspekt macht die Konferenz auf unterhaltsame Art und Weise sehr persönlich. Sie gaben sehr konzentrierte, detaillierte Einblicke in ihr spezifisches Thema und beantworteten auch Fragen!"

- Ruby Gary, registrierte Krankenschwester, Bayless School District

Die Women|Future Conference hat meine Erwartungen völlig übertroffen. Es war die beste virtuelle Konferenz, an der ich je teilgenommen habe. Ich war begeistert von der Vielfalt der Themen und Rednerinnen - ich werde auf jeden Fall an der nächsten Konferenz teilnehmen! 

- Virginia Marcolin, CEO/Founder, Aroma Textiles Lab

Ich habe zum zweiten Mal an der Women|Future Conference teilgenommen. Die Rednerinnen, die an dieser Konferenz teilgenommen haben, legen wirklich Wert auf Vielfalt, Gleichberechtigung und Integration. Sie erkennen an, dass unterschiedliche Menschen unterschiedliche Bedürfnisse haben. Wenn wir uns dafür einsetzen, den Menschen das zu geben, was sie brauchen, um erfolgreich zu sein, dann gewinnen alle. Die Konferenz konzentrierte sich auf verschiedene Branchen wie Technologie, Marketing, E-Commerce, Finanzen und psychische Gesundheit. Es war eine große Chance, mit starken Frauen in Kontakt zu kommen, die ihre eigenen Geschichten erzählten und wie sie Hindernisse überwunden haben, um dorthin zu gelangen, wo sie jetzt sind. Es war eine großartige Erfahrung und immer noch die mit Abstand beste Konferenz, an der ich teilgenommen habe.

- Shirin M. Alhroob, University of North Carolina

Die WomenIFuture-Conference bot Zugang zu einer Fülle von Rednerinnen, Autorinnen und Führungskräften, die ihre Tipps und Techniken zum Aufbau von Selbstvertrauen und zur Förderung der Zusammenarbeit weitergaben, um das Leben und die Karriere zu gestalten, die Sie sich wünschen und die Sie verdienen. Fabelhaft.

- Nicole Smith, NJ Chapter Leader, Room to Read

Wenn Sie auf der Suche nach einer Konferenz sind, die sich auf die Unterstützung von Frauen in der Wirtschaft konzentriert, ist die Women|Future Conference genau das Richtige für Sie. Vollgepackt mit Sitzungen, die alles von der persönlichen bis hin zur beruflichen Entwicklung abdecken, werden Sie ein herausragendes Erlebnis haben.

- Debra Jason, Speaker/Copywriter, The Write Direction

Die Eröffnungsrede

Sandy Carter, Vice President of Public Sector Partners and Programs bei Amazon Web Services (AWS) und Gewinnerin des Stevie Awards, eröffnete die Women|Future Conference 2021 am 1. November mit ihrer Eröffnungs-Keynote "Embracing Diversity & Empowering the Next Generation". Sandy gab Einblicke in ihre weitreichende Karriere, indem sie ihre rauen und realen Geschichten als Pionierin in der Technologiebranche erzählte. Jede Geschichte, die sie erzählte, drehte sich um einen ihrer sieben Hacks für Vielfalt und Inklusion in der Belegschaft, damit die Teilnehmer aus ihren Erfahrungen lernen konnten. 

Einer von Sandys sieben Hacks, "wie ein offenes API zu handeln", wurde durch eine Anekdote veranschaulicht, in der sie bei der Landung in Indien mitten in der Nacht mit einem unerwarteten, aber transformativen Treffen mit 150 Personen in ihrem Hotel konfrontiert war. Nach einem 21-stündigen Flug betrat sie die Bühne und hielt eine improvisierte Präsentation. 

Bei der Erläuterung eines weiteren Diversity-Hacks, der "Umarmung des Scheiterns", sprach Sandy über einen Fehler, den sie zu Beginn ihrer Karriere bei AWS machte. Sie wurde von ihrem Chef ermutigt, diesen Fehler in einer öffentlichen Sitzung mit anderen zu teilen, obwohl es ihr sehr widerstrebte, ihren Fehler in einem Raum voller Mitarbeiter anzusprechen.

"Eines der einschneidendsten Dinge in meiner Karriere war wohl, zuzugeben, dass ich einen großen Fehler gemacht habe, zu erklären, warum ich ihn gemacht habe, selbst die volle Verantwortung zu übernehmen und was ich getan habe, um ihn zu beheben", sagte sie. 

Sandy Carter (1)Sandy erklärte den Teilnehmerinnen, dass Amazonianer "schnell scheitern und sich vorwärts bewegen" und dass einige der "fantastischsten Misserfolge von Amazon zu bahnbrechenden neuen Möglichkeiten führten". Sie ermutigte die Teilnehmerinnen, die Lektion, die sie aus ihren Fehlern gelernt hat, anzunehmen und ihre eigenen Fehler zu akzeptieren:

"Trauen Sie sich, Ihre Misserfolge öffentlich mitzuteilen, denn das hat wirklich einen Einfluss darauf, was andere lernen und wie andere vorankommen. Wenn Sie Ihre Misserfolge nicht akzeptieren können, können Sie in der Regel nicht so schnell vorankommen oder das tun, was Sie auf dem Markt tun müssen."

Sandy Carter schreibt einen Großteil ihres Erfolges dem Umstand zu, dass sie sich mit den richtigen Leuten umgibt, die sie als ihr "eigenes Gremium von Unterstützern" bezeichnet, und dass sie sich um ihr Team kümmert. "Einer meiner Lieblingssprüche, den mir einer meiner Mentoren mit auf den Weg gegeben hat, lautet: "Greife immer nach hinten und ziehe jemanden nach vorne, denn wenn du das tust, kannst du dir vorstellen, was du in der Welt bewirken kannst", sagte sie während der Sitzung.

Die besten Sessions der Woche

Während der gesamten Woche hörten die Teilnehmenden der Women|Future Conference Vorträge zu den Themen Business Networking, Work-Life-Balance, Vermögensaufbau, Überwindung von Widrigkeiten, Mentoring und mehr. Das fünftägige Programm umfasste 43 Sitzungen, Workshops und zahlreiche Gelegenheiten zum Networking. Hier finden Sie das vollständige Programm von 2021.
 
Die wichtigsten Konferenzsitzungen, gemessen an der Zahl der angemeldeten Teilnehmenden, waren:

  • Hören Sie mich, lieben Sie mich, stellen Sie mich ein: Top-Geheimnisse von Weltklasse-Redner*innen, wie Sie Präsentationen nutzen, um Ihr Geschäft auszubauen
  • Marketingtaktiken für die Zukunft Ihres Unternehmens und Ihrer Karriere
  • Die Zukunft der Arbeit - Vorbereitung auf die sich verändernde Geschäftslandschaft
  • Der mächtigste Marketing-Mix: Mischen Sie Storytelling und Strategie, um Ihr Unternehmen zu vergrößern
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  • Training zur persönlichen Entwicklung: Abundance 360 - Schaffen Sie Ihr bestes Leben überhaupt
  • Warum unterschiedliche Teams bessere Ergebnisse erzielen

The Future of Work Panel

Das Bild oben zeigt einen Screenshot der Eröffnungssitzung am Mittwoch, 3. November, zum Thema "Die Zukunft der Arbeit - Vorbereitung auf die sich verändernde Unternehmenslandschaft". Die Diskussionsteilnehmerinnen erörterten alles, von Fragen der sozialen Gerechtigkeit, die die Diskussionen am Arbeitsplatz durchdringen, bis hin zur Definition eines Arbeitsplatzes, der sich zum Guten verändert. Kate Winkler, Geschäftsführerin von Ruby, moderierte die Diskussionsrunde, die sich aus vier weiblichen Führungskräften von Park Place Payments, Skillsoft, Lions +Tigers und Corporate Class Inc. zusammensetzte.

Selina Meere, Vizepräsidentin für Marketing und Geschäftsentwicklung bei Park Place Payments, wies darauf hin, wie wichtig es ist, Mitarbeitende aus verschiedenen Branchen, mit unterschiedlichem Bildungshintergrund und unterschiedlicher Erfahrung einzustellen, um die Diversifizierung und Innovation innerhalb eines Unternehmens zu fördern: "Ich bin der festen Überzeugung, dass man bei der Einstellung nicht nur auf die Branchenerfahrung achten sollte", sagte sie. "Wenn man immer nur Mitarbeiter*innen aus der eigenen Branche einstellt, kommt man nicht aus diesem Kreislauf heraus und kann keine neuen Ideen einbringen. Sie fuhr fort,

"Der größte Einfluss kann erzielt werden, wenn jemand von außerhalb Ihrer Branche kommt, der klug, einfühlsam und strategisch ist, einen Blick für das Wesentliche hat und durchdachte Fragen stellen kann, die jemand, der bereits in der Branche tätig war, nicht stellen würde... Lösen Sie sich von der Vorstellung, dass jemand bestimmte Erfahrungen haben muss, bevor Sie ihn einstellen. Überdenken Sie, wie Erfolg aussieht! Erfolg hängt nicht unbedingt davon ab, wo jemand zur Schule gegangen ist oder für welches Unternehmen er gearbeitet hat."

Einer der wichtigsten Vorträge auf der Women|Future Conference war das "Personal Development Training: Abundance 360- Creating Your Best Life Ever" von Lisa Nichols, einer der weltweit gefragtesten Motivationsrednerinnen, Medienpersönlichkeit und CEO eines Unternehmens. Am 4. November inspirierte Lisa die Teilnehmenden dazu, ihre Reise zur persönlichen Transformation zu beginnen.
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Sie sprach wortgewandt und leidenschaftlich darüber, wie Sie Ihre Worte, Ihre Stimme und Ihre Gedanken nutzen können, um die Hindernisse zu beseitigen, die Sie davon abgehalten haben, das Leben Ihrer Träume zu leben.
 
Einige der Mantras, um die Lisa die Teilnehmenden bat, während ihrer Sitzung in die Chatbox zu tippen, waren: "Du bist nicht allein", "Fordere deine Zeit zurück; gib die Zeit des Dollars nicht für Pfennigaufgaben aus" und "Wähle deine von der Seele getragenen Ziele". 

Pitch-Wettbewerb für von Frauen geführte Unternehmen

Der zweite jährliche Pitch-Wettbewerb für von Frauen geführte Unternehmen auf der Women|Future Conference bot acht von Frauen geführten Unternehmen eine Plattform für den Wettbewerb um die Chance auf eine Finanzierung.  Bei diesem Live-Wettbewerb im "Shark Tank" Stil  am 4. November verfolgten eine Jury und die Teilnehmenden, wie jede Finalistin live einen vierminütigen Pitch präsentierte. Die Finalistinnen des Pitch-Wettbewerbs beantworteten die Fragen der Jury zu ihrem Geschäftsmodell, ihrem Zielmarkt und ihrer Geschäftsstrategie. Sehen Sie sich hier die Finalistinnen an und lesen Sie mehr über den Wettbewerb.

Gewinnende des Pitch-Wettbewerbs war LAMIK Beauty, ein technologiegestütztes Unternehmen für saubere Farbkosmetik, das sich auf Frauen mit unterschiedlichem Hintergrund konzentriert. Die Gründerin Kim Roxie gewann einen Geldpreis in Höhe von 5.000 Dollar und eine Zertifizierung im Wert von 4.200 Dollar von Certify My Company.Pitch Comp Social

Der zweite Platz des Pitch-Wettbewerbs ging an Kul Mocks Craft Mocktails, eine Marke für alkoholfreie, handgemachte Cocktails. Die Gründerin von Kul Mocks, Danielle Goss, gewann 2.500 Dollar für ihr Unternehmen.

Den dritten Platz belegte Fetchadate, eine Dating-App für alleinstehende Tierfreunde. Die Gründerin Sheryl Mathys erhielt 1.000 Dollar zur Unterstützung ihres Unternehmens.

Zugang zu den On-Demand-Sitzungen der Konferenz 2021

Haben Sie die diesjährige Konferenz verpasst? Sie können sich registrieren, um die Wiederholungen von über 40 Sitzungen einschließlich unserer Eröffnungs-Keynote für nur 39 $ anzusehen.

On-demand-Teilnehmende haben bis November 2022 Zugriff auf die virtuelle Women|Future Conference-Plattform von 2021. Die Plattform umfasst fünf Sitzungstage und die Listen der Redner, Teilnehmer, Mentoren und Sponsoren, die an der Women|Future Conference 2021 teilgenommen haben.
 
Registrieren Sie sich, um die Wiederholungen zu sehen

 

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Die Women|Future Conference 2022

Wir freuen uns auf eine noch größere und spannendere Veranstaltung im nächsten Jahr, die fünfte jährliche Women|Future Conference! Es handelt sich um eine virtuelle Veranstaltung, die vom 8. bis 10. November 2022 in Verbindung mit den Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2022 stattfindet.

Tragen Sie sich in unsere Mailingliste ein, um benachrichtigt zu werden, wenn der Vorverkauf für die Women|Future-Conference 2022 beginnt, die Ausschreibung für Rednerinnen und Redner geöffnet wird und weitere spannende Ankündigungen erfolgen. 

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Besonderen Dank an unsere Sponsoren und Partner aus dem Jahr 2021

Wir sind stolz darauf, mit den folgenden Publikationen, Medien und Organisationen zusammenzuarbeiten, die unser Ziel der Unterstützung von Frauen in der Wirtschaft teilen. Wenn Sie an Sponsoring-Möglichkeiten für die Women|Future Conference 2022 interessiert sind, melden Sie sich hier an, um benachrichtigt zu werden, wenn der Prospekt für 2022 veröffentlicht wird.

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The 2021 Women|Future Conference Highlights

Posted by Nina Moore on Thu, Nov 18, 2021 @ 10:30 AM

From November 1-5, the 4th annual Women|Future Conference returned to the virtual stage and attracted more than 400 women professionals from around the world for an experience like no other! We had an information-packed week full of powerful content, networking, and empowering stories from industry-leading women in business.

Attendees gained powerful insights to help them in their professional and personal lives through sessions ranging from entrepreneurship to personal finance, workplace diversity, mental health, overcoming the imposter syndrome, lead generation strategies, social media marketing, and more. Read this blog for a recap of conference activities and highlights.

What Attendees are Saying

The 2021 Women|Future Conference was made up of over 140 transformative speakers from multiple industries and fields of thought. Speakers ranged from female founders, CEOs, small business owners, and executives of Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Frito-Lay, IBM, Infosys, John Hancock, Meta, Pinterest, Ralph Lauren, and SAP.

Here's what some of our attendees are saying about their experience:

I am so grateful and excited to have found this conference!...I've been to a lot of conferences over the years in my non-profit career. This is one of the best! These ladies know their stuff and the virtual aspect really makes it very personal in a fun way. They gave very focused, detailed insight on their specific topic and answered questions too!

- Ruby Gary, Registered Nurse, Bayless School District

The Women|Future Conference completely exceeded my expectations. It was the best virtual conference I have ever participated in. I loved the diversity of topics and speakers - I will definitely attend the next one! 

-Virginia Marcolin, CEO/Founder, Aroma Textiles Lab

This is my second time attending the Women|Future Conference. The speakers who attended this conference truly care about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Recognizing that different people have different needs. If we are committed to giving people what they need to succeed, everyone then wins. The conference concentrate on different industries from technology, marketing, e-commerce, financing, and mental health. it was a big chance to connect with powerful women, tell their own stories, and how they have overcome obstacles to get to where they are now. It was a great experience and still by far the best conference I have attended.

- Shirin M. Alhroob, University of North Carolina

The WomenIFuture Conference offered access to a wealth of speakers, authors, and executives who shared their tips and techniques to build confidence and foster collaboration to create the life & career you desire and deserve. Fabulous.

- Nicole Smith, NJ Chapter Leader, Room to Read

If you're looking for a conference that focuses on supporting women in business, the Women|Future Conference is for you. Jam-packed with sessions that cover everything from personal to professional development, you'll have an outstanding experience.

- Debra Jason, Speaker/Copywriter, The Write Direction

The Opening Keynote

Sandy Carter, the Vice President of Public Sector Partners and Programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Stevie Award winner, kicked off the 2021 Women|Future Conference on November 1 with her opening keynote address, " Embracing Diversity & Empowering the Next Generation." Sandy provided insight into her expansive career through sharing her raw and real-life stories as a pioneering woman in tech. Each story she told was centered around one of her seven hacks for diversity and inclusion in the workforce for attendees to draw upon the lessons she learned from her experiences. 

One of Sandy's seven hacks, "acting like an open API," was illustrated through a story she shared about a time she was faced with an unexpected, yet transformative 150-person meet and greet at her hotel upon landing in India in the middle of the night! She took the stage and gave an impromptu presentation after a 21-hour flight. 

While explaining another diversity hack, "embracing failure," Sandy talked about a mistake she made early on in her career with AWS. She was encouraged by her boss to share this mistake with others in a public meeting, despite being very reluctant to focus on her mistake in a room full of employees.

"Probably one of the most impactful things in my career was admitting that I had made a big mistake, explaining why I had made it, taking full responsibility myself, and what I have done to fix it," she said. 

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Sandy told attendees that Amazonians "fail fast and move forward" and that some of Amazon's "most fantastic failures gave birth to groundbreaking new opportunities." She encouraged attendees to take the lesson she learned from her mistake and embrace their own failures;

"Take that bold move to share your failures publicly because it really does have an impact on what others learn and how others move forward. If you can’t embrace your failures, typically you can’t move forward as fast or drive what you need to in the marketplace."

Sandy Carter credits much of her success to surrounding herself with the right people who she refers to as her "own board of supporters" and taking care of her team. "One of my favorite things that one of my mentors told me is to always reach back and pull someone forward, because if you do that, imagine the impact you'll see in the world," she recited during the session.

Best Sessions from the Week

Throughout the week, Women|Future Conference attendees heard sessions about business networking, work-life balance, wealth attraction, overcoming adversity, mentorship, and more. The five-day agenda featured 43 sessions, workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities. View the full 2021 agenda.
 
The top conference sessions by the number of registered attendees for each session were:

  • Hear Me, Love Me, Hire Me: Top Secrets from World-Class Speakers on How to Use Presentations to Grow Your Business
  • Marketing Tactics to Future Proof Your Business & Your Career
  • The Future of Work - Preparing For the Changing Business Landscape
  • The Most Powerful Marketing Mix: Blend Storytelling + Strategy to Grow Your Business
  • LinkedIn Logic
  • Personal Development Training: Abundance 360 - Creating Your Best Life Ever
  • Why Diverse Teams Drive Better Outcomes

The Future of Work Panel

Pictured above is a screen capture from the Wednesday, November 3 opening general session, "The Future of Work - Preparing For the Changing Business Landscape." The panelists discussed everything from social justice issues permeating workplace discussions, and the very definition of a workspace changing for good. Kate Winkler, the CEO of Ruby, moderated the panel which was made up of four women leaders from Park Place Payments, Skillsoft, Lions +Tigers, and Corporate Class Inc.

Selina Meere, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Park Place Payments, mentioned the importance of hiring people from different industries, educational backgrounds, and experience levels in order to further diversify and innovate within an organization; "I feel very strongly that you shouldn't only look at industry experience when hiring," she said. "If you keep hiring from within your industry, you are not going to get out of that cycle or let new thoughts in." She continued,

"The biggest impact can be made if someone comes from outside of your industry who is smart, empathetic, strategic, can see high-level, and can ask thoughtful questions that someobody who has been in the industry wouldn't ask...Get out of that box-checking idea that someone has to have certain experiences before hiring them. Rethink what success looks like! Success isn't necessarily where someone went to school, or what pedigree of companies they worked for."

One of the top breakout sessions at the Women|Future Conference was, "Personal Development Training: Abundance 360- Creating Your Best Life Ever" by one of the world's most requested motivational speakers, media personality, and corporate CEO; Lisa Nichols. On November 4, Lisa moved attendees to kickstart their personal transformation journies.
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She eloquently and passionately talked about how to use your words, voice, and thoughts to remove the barriers that have held you back from living the life of your dreams.
 
Some of the mantras Lisa asked attendees to type in the chatbox during her session were: "You are not alone," "REclaim your time; don’t give dollar time to penny tasks" and "REchoose your soul-fueled goals." 

Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition

The second annual Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition at the Women|Future Conference provided a platform for eight women-owned businesses to compete for a chance to win funding.  During this live, 'Shark Tank'-style competition on November 4, a panel of judges and attendees watched each finalist present a live four-minute pitch. The Pitch Competition finalists answered questions from the judges about their business model, target market, and operations strategy. View the finalists and read more about the competition here.  

The winner of the Pitch Competition was LAMIK Beauty, a tech-enabled clean color cosmetics company focusing on women of all diverse backgrounds. Founder Kim Roxie won a $5,000 cash prize and a $4,200 value certification from Certify My Company.Pitch Comp Social

The second place winner of the Pitch Competition was Kul Mocks Craft Mocktails, a non-alcoholic hand-crafted cocktail brand. The Founder of Kul Mocks, Danielle Goss, won $2,500 for her business.

In third place was Fetchadate, a dating app for single pet lovers. Founder Sheryl Mathys received $1,000 to support her business.

Access the 2021 Conference Sessions On-Demand

Did you miss this year's conference? You can register to watch the replays of over 40 sessions including our opening keynote for just $39.

On-demand attendees will have access to the 2021 virtual Women|Future Conference platform through November 2022. The platform includes five days of sessions and the lists of speakers, attendees, mentors, and sponsors that participated in the 2021 Women|Future Conference.

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The 2022 Women|Future Conference

We look forward to an even bigger and more exciting event next year at the fifth annual Women|Future Conference! This will be a virtual event held from November 8-10, 2022 presented in conjunction with the 2022 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

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Special Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors and Partners

We are proud to partner with the following publications, media outlets, and organizations that share our mission in supporting women in business. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 Women|Future Conference, sign up here to get notified when the 2022 prospectus is released.

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Last Chance to Register for the 2021 Virtual Women|Future Conference

Posted by Nina Moore on Fri, Oct 29, 2021 @ 03:17 PM
We're just days away until the official kick-off of the 2021 Women|Future Conference (November 1-5, virtual). Take full advantage of all that the conference has to offer – including 40+ sessions, interactive live workshops, speed networking, and mentorship matching. Not registered yet? There’s still time! Online registration is available through November 1. 

The 4th annual Women|Future Conference begins on November 1 at 11:00 am ET with the opening keynote, "Embracing Diversity & Empowering the Next Generation"​ by Sandy Carter, Vice President of Public Sector Partners & Programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Women|Future Conference is designed for career-driven women looking to be inspired, build resilience, and prepare for changes ahead. The five-day agenda is packed with 40+ sessions hosted by women CEOs, Founders, Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Small Business Owners from global organizations such as Facebook, IBM, Infosys, Pinterest, Ralph Lauren, SAP, Talkspace, and others.

Attendees will gain practical, actionable takeaways to implement in their professional and personal lives. Session topics include financial wellness, lead generation, entrepreneurship success, how to blend storytelling and strategy to grow your business, imposter syndrome, work-life balance, mentorship, workplace diversity, speaking engagements as a business growth strategy, and more.

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One of the best things about the virtual conference platform is the networking; attendees make lasting connections as business partners, mentors, and friends long after the conference is over. See for yourself what past attendees had to say about their experience! View Testimonials from Past Attendees.

Following Sandy Carter's keynote on November 1 are two breakout sessions, "The Truth Bombs on Work-Life Balance to Avoid Burnout for Busy Women" and "Networking Tips & Tricks: Learn How to Become Memorable and Build Authentic Relationships" at 11:45 am ET. Other sessions on day one are "Leading Authentically in Male-Dominated Industries” and "The Smart Woman's Guide to Financial Success." Throughout the week, there will be one hour and 15-minute blocks in between sessions designated for networking, mentorship, yoga, meditation, or style consultations to break up the days.

New Session Alert! Fireside Chat with the Vice President of Frito-Lay 

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The Vice President of Marketing at Frito-Lay North America, Ciara Dilley, will be closing out the first day of the Women|Future Conference in a fireside chat with Neera Chaudhary, President, North America at Ketchum. Their chat is titled, "How One Female-Founded Pita Chip Brand Had Helped Thousands of Other Female Entrepreneurs Success," and will take place live on November 1 at 4:15 pm ET.

As a female-founded brand, Stacy’s Pita Chips has always upheld a commitment to help other female entrepreneurs succeed. In this session, Ciara Dilley, VP of marketing at Frito- Lay North America, will discuss the Stacy’s Rise Project, an annual initiative that accomplishes just that – and then some. Neera Chaudhary, President of North America, Ketchum, will moderate the session. 

The fireside chat will explore the evolution of this initiative – from the early days of ideation to the thousands of female founders it has helped via mentorship, grants, networking opportunities, and much more. Ciara will also discuss how she’s engrained purpose into the core of the brands she leads and why she believes the economic empowerment of women is the single most powerful contribution we can make to advance female equality.

What Else to Expect at the 2021 Women|Future Conference

The Women|Future Conference is a professional and personal development, learning, networking, and mentorship conference hosted by The Stevie® Awards. The Women|Future Conference & Event Manager, Ruslana Milikhiker, remarked on the transformation since the first annual Women|Future Conference in 2018;

“The first conference took place four years ago to complement The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business program. Now it has evolved to serve women on a larger scale. Our conference tagline Cultivate Your Tomorrow was added in 2020. We chose this phrase because the Women|Future Conference encourages women to not only embrace their tomorrow, but to tackle career, personal, and life goals. The conference goes beyond the changing business landscape and focuses on current issues we all face as working women juggling a busy schedule and doing it all.”

Nina Moore, the Marketing Manager of the Women|Future Conference, commented on the decision to make this year’s conference virtual;

“We successfully pivoted from in-person to virtual for the first time in 2020. Encouraged by glowing testimonials from past attendees and the flexibility of virtual, we are doing the same in 2021. Virtual events are accessible, affordable, and deliver just as much value and networking opportunities to people around the world, especially those unable to travel. This forward-thinking conference does just that and more!”

Below is a partial list of 2021 Women|Future Conference panels, sessions, and workshops:

  • Creating a Rockstar LinkedIn® Profile
  • Giving Voice To Women's Voices: How Podcasting Can Benefit Female Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship – Success Stories Fireside Chat
  • How to Embrace Women Super Powers in the World of Tech
  • Leadership Tips from 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business Winners​
  • Networking Tips & Tricks: Learn How to Become Memorable and Build Authentic Relationships
  • Personal Development Training: Abundance 360 - Creating Your Best Life Ever
  • Protecting Your Business and Intellectual Assets
  • The Future of Work - Preparing for the Changing Business Landscape
  • The Power of Purpose: Organizations that Give Back
  • Top Five Lead Generation Strategies for 2022
  • Why Diverse Teams Drive Better Outcomes
  • Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition Finalists Presentations
View the Women|Future Conference Agenda

A Message from our Sponsor RFG Advisory

On November 4, eight women-owned businesses founded in November 2018 or later will pitch their product/service before a panel of judges for a chance to win funding during the 2021 Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition.

The Pitch Competition is sponsored by RFG Advisory, an innovator in the wealth management industry. The President of RFG Advisory, Shannon Spotswood, is one of four judges who will evaluate each pitch. Shannon is an Entrepreneur, Business Owner, and 25-year industry veteran in financial services with an outstanding reputation built on leadership roles in investment banking, hedge fund management, and business development.

Only 2.3% of venture funding went to female-led businesses in 2020 according to Harvard Business Review. RFG Advisory is on a mission to change that, supporting one female-led business at a time!

Asia-Pacific Segment of the Women|Future Conference

Women Future Conference APACThis is the first year the Women|Future Conference is hosting sessions exclusively by female leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, bringing together the APAC women’s community with the Stevie Awards international audience.

These sessions focus on the advancements of female executives from the Asia-Pacific region who are championing the power of leadership and management in traditionally male-dominated industries such as financial technology, banking, insurance, and e-commerce. The Asia-Pacific conference agenda aims to further broaden and develop the fintech industry in Asia with the help of these female leaders.

Asia-Pacific Digital Infrastructure Sessions Include:

    • Building the New Digital Infrastructure
    • The Future is Female: Building the New Generation of Financially Literate Women
    • Leadership Tips from Stevie Awards for Women in Business Winners
    • Women in E-commerce and Mobility: Creating the Asian E-commerce and Mobility Highway
    • Women Leading Legacy Industries: Edutech, Proptech, and Insurtech
    • Women in Fintech: Reshaping the Industry and Bridging the Gap

Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Attendees save 10% when groups of three or more individuals register together. Students may register for the Women|Future Conference at a discounted rate of $49 (with proof of a valid current student ID). Sessions are recorded and available for replay through 2022 for your convenience.

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Eight Women-Owned Businesses to Compete for Funding in Pitch Competition

Posted by Nina Moore on Fri, Oct 15, 2021 @ 11:32 AM
Eight women-owned businesses founded in November 2018 or later have been selected to compete in the 2021 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition for a chance to win funding! 💸 For the second year in a row, the Women|Future Conference is hosting this 'Shark Tank' style pitch competition for female business owners and entrepreneurs.

The 2021 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition will be hosted live on Thursday, November 4 at 4:30 pm EST during the virtual conference. A total of 94 women-owned businesses entered the competition, and eight finalists were selected by the Women|Future Conference leadership team to present their pitches, face questioning, and get their businesses evaluated by a panel of judges.

The pitch competition finalists are:

    1. a|dash
    2. Aroma Textiles Lab
    3. FetchaDate
    4. INSP!RED Product Development Group
    5. KUL MOCKS
    6. LAMIK Beauty
    7. Project Passport
    8. Tranquility by Design

Pitch Competition Format and Judging Criteria

The format of the pitch competition will be similar to ABC's critically-acclaimed entrepreneurial-themed TV show, Shark Tank. Each finalist will present a live, four-minute virtual pitch about their product/service, business model, and target market. A panel of four judges will evaluate each pitch using a five-point scoring rubric provided by the Women|Future Conference. The judging rubric takes into account criteria such as leadership capabilities, innovativeness, competitive advantage, maturity of the technology or product, business model, prospects, growth, response to the live questions, and preparedness for the competition. 

The judges of the 2021 Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition are:

    1. Apoorva Chintala, CEO, Co-Founder, Clocr* 
    2. Heather Cox, President, Certify My Company
    3. Helen Greiner, CEO, Tertill
    4. Shannon Spotswood, President, RFG Advisory

      *2020 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition winner

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View Pitch Competition Finalists and Judges

The 2nd annual Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition will be hosted by Quinn Conyers, a Speaking Strategist for Entrepreneurs, Emcee, and Pitch Competition Host. Quinn has over 16 years of virtual and in-person speaking, event hosting, and training experience. Quinn is the author of two books, and made it to the second round of Shark Tank auditions four times! She's been featured on the Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitch TV show as well Essence, Black Enterprise, Vision and Purpose, and Empowering Women to Speak Out Magazines.

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Funding for the Pitch Competition Winners

At the close of the competition, there will be three winners, each of which will receive funding (amounts listed below) to grow their business. The first-place winner will also receive a bonus prize of a free certification ($4200 value) from Certify My Company. The Pitch Competition is funded through the generosity of our sponsor, RFG Advisory.

  • First place Prize: $5,000
  • Second place Prize: $2,500
  • Third place Prize: $1,000

If you are interested in joining us as a sponsor, judge, or participant in the 2022 Pitch Competition, sign up for event updates to get notified when entries open for next year.

What Else to Expect at the 2021 Women|Future Conference

Hundreds of ambitious women in business will gather virtually at the fourth annual Women|Future Conference November 1-5, 2021. The Women|Future Conference is a professional and personal development, learning, networking, and mentorship conference hosted by The Stevie® Awards for women around the globe.

With over 40 sessions, interactive workshops, and a motivational keynote by Sandy Carter, Vice President of Public Sector Partners and Programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS), this is an event for career-driven women looking to be inspired, build resilience, and prepare for changes ahead. The five-day agenda features female CEOs, Founders, Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Small Business Owners around the world.

The Conference Agenda

Session topics range from mental health to financial wellness, landing speaking engagements as a business growth strategy, lead generation, imposter syndrome, entrepreneurship, technology, and workplace diversity. The 140+ Speakers at this year's conference are a diverse mix of women from global organizations such as Facebook, HCL, IBM, Infosys Limited, John Hancock, Pinterest, Quartz, Ralph Lauren, Salesforce, SAP North America, Talkspace, and others. Below is a partial list of 2021 Women|Future Conference panels, sessions, and workshops:

  • Entrepreneurship – Success Stories Fireside Chat
  • Financial Planning -The Smart Women's Guide to Financial Success
  • How to Embrace Women Super Powers in the World of Tech
  • Leadership Tips from 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business Winners
  • Networking Tips & Tricks: Learn How to Become Memorable and Build Authentic Relationships
  • Personal Development Training: Abundance 360 - Creating Your Best Life Ever
  • Protecting Your Business and Intellectual Assets
  • The Future of Work - Preparing for the Changing Business Landscape
  • The Truth Bombs on Work-Life Balance to Avoid Burnout for Busy Women
  • Top Five Lead Generation Strategies for 2022
  • Why Diverse Teams Drive Better Outcomes
  • Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition Finalists Presentations

View the Women|Future Conference Agenda

Asia-Pacific Segment of the Women|Future Conference

This is the first year the conference is hosting sessions exclusively by female leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, bringing together the APAC women’s community with the Stevie Awards international audience. These sessions focus on the advancements of female executives from the Asia-Pacific region who are championing the power of leadership and management in traditionally male-dominated industries such as financial technology, banking, insurance, and e-commerce. The Asia-Pacific conference agenda aims to further broaden and develop the fintech industry in Asia with the help of these female leaders.

APAC Digital Infrastructure Sessions Include:

    • Building the New Digital Infrastructure
    • The Future is Female: Building the New Generation of Financially Literate Women
    • Leadership Tips from Stevie Awards for Women in Business Winners
    • Women in E-commerce and Mobility: Creating the Asian E-commerce and Mobility Highway
    • Women Leading Legacy Industries: Edutech, Proptech, and Insurtech
    • Women in Fintech: Reshaping the Industry and Bridging the Gap

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Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Attendees save 10% when groups of three or more individuals register together. Students may register for the Women|Future Conference at a discounted rate of $49 (with proof of a valid current student ID).

Sessions are recorded and available for replay through 2022 for your convenience.

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Women|Future Conference Keynote Announced: Embracing Diversity & Empowering the Next Generation

Posted by Nina Moore on Wed, Sep 08, 2021 @ 12:49 PM

This just in! We are excited to announce our opening Keynote Speaker for the 2021 Women|Future Conference; Sandy Carter, Vice President of Public Sector Partners and Programs, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

We have some truly incredible speakers this year who are leading the industry in everything from Finance to Influencer Marketing, Social Media, Lead Generation, and Public Relations, but in today's blog, we highlight our anticipated Opening Keynote Speaker, Sandy Carter of Amazon Web Services.

To say that Sandy is a woman who wears many hats would be an understatement. Sandy has earned dozens of impressive accolades for her work spanning from Cloud Computing to thought leadership, to her positive influence on girls in technology. Sandy's responsibilities at AWS include evolving partner models to intensify partner innovation, AWS cloud adoption, and the creation of mission-critical cloud solutions with partners across the public sector. In addition to driving next-generation partnering at AWS, Sandy has also been a Founder and CEO of a startup, and in her last role at IBM, she ran the Cloud and AI/ML Ecosystem on behalf of the IBM corporation.

Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, Chairwoman for WIoTCoE, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. As if that wasn't enough, Sandy is also the author of the book, Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit. 

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Sandy's list of achievements include:
  • Federal 100 Award Winner
  • 2020 Stevie Award Winner for Woman of the Year – Technology
  • Women in Tech: Top 50 Influencers
  • CRN Women of the Channel 2021 Power 100
  • 2021 Cloud Girls Rising Inaugural Visionary Award
  • Top 50 Influencers
  • Top 150 Global Cloud Thought Leaders and Next Generation Leaders of 2021
  • Top 40 Cloud Computing Influencers on Twitter
  • Top 50 Digital Influencers
  • Awards Magazine Top 50 Women of Influence
  • Top 15 IoT Premier League
  • Lifetime Achievement Winner, 'Excellence in Cloud Achievement'
  • AI Innovator Nominee of the Year
  • Top 10 AI Influencers 2019
  • Verdicts ten of the most influential people in artificial intelligence on Twitter during Q4 2020
  • Top 10 Cloud Computing Influencer

In her Women|Future Conference Keynote, "Embracing Diversity & Empowering the Next Generation," Sandy will share her experiences as a pioneering woman in tech, discuss how embracing diversity drives innovation, and highlight the importance of empowering the next generation of women leaders. She will provide insight into her expansive career and inspiration to all of the women of the future — YOU!

Our closing Keynote Speaker will be announced later this month.

What to Expect at the 2021 Women|Future Conference

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Hundreds of ambitious women business leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives from around the world will be tuning in to the fourth annual Women|Future Conference November 1-5, 2021. The Women|Future Conference is a professional and personal development, learning, networking, and mentorship conference hosted by The Stevie® Awards.

The five-day agenda features over 40 sessions, interactive workshops, and a motivational keynote. Topics range from mental health to financial wellness, lead generation, imposter syndrome, entrepreneurship, and workplace diversity. The 140+ Speakers at this year's conference are a diverse mix of women from global organizations such as Facebook, IBM, Infosys Limited, John Hancock, Pinterest, Quartz, Ralph Lauren, Salesforce, SAP North America, Talkspace, and others. Below is a partial list of conference panels, sessions, and workshops:

  • Entrepreneurship – Success Stories Fireside Chat
  • How to Blend Strategy and Storytelling to Grow Your Company
  • Marketing Tactics to Future Proof Your Business & Your Career
  • Networking Tips & Tricks: Learn How to Become Memorable and Build Authentic Relationships
  • Personal Development Training: Abundance 360 - Creating Your Best Life Ever
  • Real Life First Impressions: Rethinking How To Do Business
  • The Future of Work - Preparing for the Changing Business Landscape
  • The Truth Bombs on Work-Life Balance to Avoid Burnout for Busy Women
  • Top Secrets from World-Class Speakers on How to Use Presentations to Grow Your Business
  • Why Diverse Teams Drive Better Outcomes
  • The Smart Women's Guide to Financial Success

View the Women|Future Conference Agenda

Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Attendees save 10% when groups of three or more individuals register together. Students may attend the Women|Future Conference for a discounted rate of $49 (with proof of a valid current student ID).

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Pitch Your Women-Owned Business at the Women|Future Conference

Posted by Nina Moore on Thu, Sep 02, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

All women-owned businesses founded in November 2018 or later are invited to enter the 2021 Women|Future Conference Business Pitch Competition for a chance to win funding! 💸 For the second year in a row, the Women|Future Conference is hosting this 'Shark Tank' style pitch competition for female business owners and entrepreneurs.

Ten selected finalists will be required to present a four-minute virtual pitch about their product/service, business model, and target market. Submissions will be reviewed by the Women|Future Conference team and final pitches will be evaluated by a panel of judges during the conference on Thursday, November 4. There will be three winners, each of which will receive a monetary prize.*

If you are a female founder navigating the startup phase of your business, looking for funding, or simply seeking exposure presenting in front of hundreds of women professionals around the world, consider entering the Pitch Competition. The deadline to enter is September 24. 

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The Pitch Competition is funded entirely through the generosity of our sponsors. If your organization is interested in sponsoring, email Ruslana@stevieawards.com or visit our Sponsorship and Advertising Page to request information. We love working with organizations that are aligned with our mission of supporting women in business!

*A monetary prize will be sent in the form of a check to the first, second, and third place winners. The amount of prize money will be determined by the Women|Future Conference Pitch Competition Sponsorship money raised.

Enter the Pitch Competition

Our 2nd annual Pitch Competition will be hosted by Quinn Conyers, a Speaking Strategist for Entrepreneurs, Emcee, and Pitch Competition Host. Quinn has over 16 years of virtual and in-person speaking, event hosting, and training experience. Quinn is the author of 2 books, and made it to the second round of Shark Tank auditions four times! She's been featured on the Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitch TV show as well Essence, Black Enterprise, Vision and Purpose, and Empowering Women to Speak Out Magazines.

 

What to Expect at the 2021 Women|Future Conference

Hundreds of ambitious women business leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives from around the world will be tuning in to the fourth annual Women|Future Conference November 1-5, 2021. The Women|Future Conference is a professional and personal development, learning, networking, and mentorship conference hosted by The Stevie® Awards.

The five-day agenda features over 40 sessions, interactive workshops, and a motivational keynote. Topics range from mental health to financial wellness, lead generation, imposter syndrome, entrepreneurship, and workplace diversity. The 110+ Speakers at this year's conference are a diverse mix of women from global organizations such as Facebook, IBM, Infosys Limited, John Hancock, Pinterest, Quartz, Ralph Lauren, Salesforce, SAP North America, Talkspace, and others. Below is a partial list of conference panels, sessions, and workshops:

  • Entrepreneurship – Success Stories Fireside Chat
  • Financial Planning -The Smart Women's Guide to Financial Success
  • How to Blend Strategy and Storytelling to Grow Your Company
  • How to Deliver a Presentation that Stands Out: On and Off the Screen
  • Marketing Tactics to Future Proof Your Business & Your Career
  • Networking Tips & Tricks: Learn How to Become Memorable and Build Authentic Relationships
  • Personal Development Training: Abundance 360 - Creating Your Best Life Ever
  • Real Life First Impressions: Rethinking How To Do Business
  • The Future of Work - Preparing for the Changing Business Landscape
  • The Truth Bombs on Work-Life Balance to Avoid Burnout for Busy Women
  • Why Diverse Teams Drive Better Outcomes

View the Women|Future Conference Agenda

 

Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Attendees save 10% when groups of three or more individuals register together. Students may attend the Women|Future Conference for a discounted rate of $49 (with proof of a valid current student ID).

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Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities at the Women|Future Conference

Posted by Nina Moore on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
Get your brand exposed to a growing community of ambitious women professionals and thought-leaders by being a Sponsor at the 2021 Women|Future Conference. Founded by the Stevie® Awards, the Women|Future Conference is an annual event that encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and mental health and financial wellness through keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. 
 
The 2021 Women|Future Conference (November 1-5, virtual) is looking for brands to partner with as a Sponsor, Advertiser, or Media Partner. We are looking for brands that resonate with the forward-thinking business professionals who attend the Women|Future Conference; 40% of attendees in 2020 were female founders and CEOs, 25% of women held Vice President or Director-level positions, and the remaining 35% of attendees were managers, employees, or students. 
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Hundreds of women business leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives from around the world will be tuning in to this year's event. Past Sponsors and Media Partners included Enterprising Women Magazine, Hydrow, SHE Media, and the US Department of State. Attendees that participated in 2020 worked for and held leadership roles at  AT&T, Amazon, Cisco, Deloitte, Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Who Code, HCL, John Hancock, Microsoft, PayPal, and Roku. 
 
If you'd like to get your name in front of an audience of ambitious, career-driven women professionals, this is a good fit for you. We love working with organizations that support women, and we'd love to help you with your goals.
 
Click the button below to view our Sponsorship brochure which outlines the benefits and costs of being a Sponsor. If interested in this opportunity, email Nina@stevieawards.com
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What to Expect at the 2021 Women|Future Conference

Our fourth annual event celebrates women in business, professional and personal development, and progress. Here's what attendees can look forward to:

  • Five days of virtual learning and networking from November 1-5, 2021
  • Future of work - preparing for the changing business landscape
  • Work-life balance and burnout discussions
  • Workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion as a change management initiative
  • Personal Development Training: Creating Your Best Life Ever
  • Entrepreneurship success stories - fireside chat with successful female founders
  • How to Blend Strategy and Storytelling to Grow Your Company
  • Marketing tactics to future proof your business and your career
  • Confidence Code: Embrace Your Uniqueness
    Mentorship Matchmaking with other attendees
  • ‘Shark Tank’ style pitch competition for newly founded woman-owned businesses
  • 1:1 Networking: our online platform/mobile app will have AI matchmaking capabilities to match you to different attendees, sponsors, sessions
  • Stevie® Awards for Women in Business winners will present case studies on their cutting edge work

View the Women|Future Conference Agenda

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Sign up for our mailing list to get notified about important conference announcements. Whether you're a female entrepreneur, small business owner, executive, or employee, the Women|Future Conference welcomes movers and shakers like you, looking to Cultivate Your Tomorrow.

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The 2021 Women|Future Conference Agenda Launched

Posted by Nina Moore on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 @ 02:30 PM

This just in—the 2021 Women|Future Conference agenda has launched with an incredible lineup of speakers leading thought-provoking conversations for the ambitious, career-driven woman. The Women|Future Conference will be held virtually over five days, with 40+ sessions, panels, and interactive workshops led by inspiring female leaders around the world.

The fourth annual Women|Future Conference celebrates women in business, professional and personal development, and progress. Attendees will explore a variety of topics including mental health and financial wellness, imposter syndrome, entrepreneurship, and preparing for the changing business landscape. With panel discussions, invaluable networking opportunities, and a woman-owned business pitch competition, this is an event you won't want to miss!

Kicking off the conference on Monday, November 1 at 11:00 am EST will be the opening keynote about the future of work for women (speaker coming soon!) followed by breakout sessions and workshops, starting with "The Truth Bombs on Work-Life Balance to Avoid Burnout for Busy Women" at 11:45 am. Other sessions on day one are "Women Leading in a Male-Dominated Industry" and "Financial Planning- The Smart Women's Guide to Financial Success." The full agenda can be viewed here. The 100+ speakers at this year's conference are a diverse mix of female CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs, and executives leading organizations such as Facebook, IBM, Infosys Limited, John Hancock, Pinterest, Quartz, SAP North America, Talkspace, and others.

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Over the course of the week, there will be 1-hour and 15-minute blocks in between sessions designated for networking, mentorship, yoga, meditation, or mini-style consultations to break up the days. New for 2021, attendees can schedule one-on-one mini-style consultations with Monica Barnett, Founder & Chief Image Curator of Blueprint for Style, a wardrobe styling and personal branding company based in Washington, DC. Across Ms. Barnett’s distinguished career, she has partnered with major corporations such as Marriott International, NBC Universal, Comcast, Georgetown University’s Schools of Business and Law, and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management to fine-tune their employees’ style and brand.

What to Expect at the 2021Women|Future Conference

Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights about challenges and changes that impact their industry, their career, their personal lives. Below is a partial list of some of this year's sessions. 

  • Career Reinvention in Mid-Career Crisis
  • Confidence Code: Embrace Your Uniqueness
  • Entrepreneurship - Success Stories Fireside Chat with female founders
  • Future of Work - Preparing for the Changing Business Landscape
  • How to Blend Strategy and Storytelling to Grow Your Company
  • How to Deliver Presentations that Stand Out: On and Off the Screen
  • Lessons from Women STEAM Leaders
  • LinkedIn Logic: Leveraging Your Professional Connections
  • Managing Crisis: Becoming a Resilient Leader
  • Marketing and Lead Generation Strategies to Future Proof Your Business and Your Career
  • Personal Development Training: Creating Your Best Life Ever
  • ‘Shark Tank’ style pitch competition for newly founded woman-owned businesses
  • The Power of Purpose: Organizations that Give Back
  • Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a Change Management Initiative
  • ...and many more

Stay tuned for our Keynote announcement and featured speakers. This already world-class lineup will continue to grow!

Registration for the Women|Future Conference is open. Take advantage of the $49 student special and save 10% when groups of three (3) or more register together.

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About the 2021 Women|Future Conference

The 4th annual Women|Future Conference is a five-day virtual event happening November 1-5, 2021 for women in business and entrepreneurs. The conference encourages connections, professional and personal development, and mental health and financial wellness through motivational keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. From aspiring business professionals to inspiring entrepreneurs to executives, there are sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action. The Women|Future Conference is hosted by the Stevie® Awards, the world's premier business awards.

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