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

2021 Conference Updates

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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The Women|Future Conference Announces 2021 Advisory Board Members

Posted by Nina Moore on Mon, May 17, 2021 @ 03:00 PM

The 2021 Women|Future Conference (November 1-5) is gearing up to deliver a five-day virtual event filled with education and networking opportunities to better position women and their organizations in today's ever-changing world. 

Each year, the Women|Future Conference hand-selects a group of women based on their career experience and valued insights to serve on its Advisory Board. These eleven women, along with the Women|Future Conference staff, are reviewing over 1,000 speaker submissions received to build the 2021 program. Click the image or button below to read more about each of these remarkable women on the Advisory Board. 

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Meet  Advisory Board Members
 
The 2021 Advisory Board is made up of a diverse group of leaders, influencers, and changemakers from around the globe. Advisory Board members discuss and evaluate the content that will be on the agenda to help attendees Cultivate Their Tomorrow. We are pleased to announce our amazing group of Advisory Board members: 
 
  • Kanica Allagh, Director of Strategic Finance and Corporate Operations at Capsule
  • Lauren Conaway, Founder & CEO of InnovateHer KC
  • Mary Cravets, Founder of Simply Get Clients
  • Rupa Dash, Co-Founder & CEO of World Woman Foundation
  • Charanya Kannan, Head of Global Customer Insights and Market Research Strategy at PayPal
  • Laurie Maxson, Intrinsic Leadership Coach, Your Essential Insights
  • Amanda Obidike, Strategy Lead & Executive Director of STEMi Makers Africa & Calal Global
  • Heidi Solomon-Orlick, Founder & CEO of GirlzWhoSell, LLC
  • Carol Vera, Strategic Communications Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Suzanne Willian, Co-Founder of The Co-Co, a women-focused co-working and co-learning community
  • Tiffany Zhang, Founder of Wall Street Girls
 
This year's program will focus on a wide range of topics from the female perspective, including workplace diversity, lessons learned through the pandemic, advice from successful entrepreneurs and business owners, self-improvement, and emerging trends ahead. The conference sessions are designed to deliver meaningful conversations, takeaways, and offer attendees the option to meet one-on-one or chat with relevant women in their fields. In July, the Women|Future Conference will announce the 2021 agenda, speakers, and new features of the conference including mentorship matching. View the 2020 Agenda and highlights from the 2020 Women|Future Conference to see what attendees experienced at our third annual event.
 
Here's what attendees can expect to learn about and experience this November:
 
  • Infusing diversity, inclusion, and equity in an organization’s business
    practices
  • Growing your business through social media, branding, and marketing
  • Overcoming and disrupting the imposter syndrome
  • The power of female leadership in professional and personal life
  • Standing out in a crowd for small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Financial wellness, investing, and managing your relationship with
    money
  • Mentorship matching feature for attendees interested in mentoring or being a mentee
  • “Shark Tank”- Style Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition
  • 1:1 Networking: our online platform/mobile app will have AI matchmaking capabilities to match you to different attendees, sponsors, sessions
  • AND MORE!
 
Call for Speakers Deadline Extended
 
The call for speakers deadline has been extended from the original May 14 deadline to May 21 at 11:59 pm EST. If you or someone you know was considering applying to speak at the 2021 Women|Future Conference but missed the deadline last week, apply to speak here.
 
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More About The Women|Future Conference

The fourth annual Women|Future Conference hosted by the Stevie® Awards encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness. lt will focus on a wide range of topics from the female perspective, including workplace diversity, lessons learned through the pandemic, advice from successful entrepreneurs and business owners, self-improvement, and emerging trends ahead.

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 30+ panel discussions, a must-see keynote, invaluable networking opportunities, case studies from Stevie Award winners, and a Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition, there will be sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action!

Register for the 2021 Women|Future Conference
 
 
Registration Promotions 
 
  • Save 10% when groups of three (3) or more register together
  • $49 Student tickets. (with proof of valid current student ID when registering)

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Last Chance: Early-Bird Tickets for the 2021 Women|Future Conference

Posted by Nina Moore on Sun, May 09, 2021 @ 06:09 PM
Today is the final day to get your 2021 Women|Future Conference ticket at our lowest price, $89 USD. 

The fourth annual Women|Future Conference hosted by the Stevie® Awards encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness. This year's conference will be five days of virtual learning, networking, and meaningful conversations with inspiring women leaders from November 1-5. lt will focus on a wide range of topics from the female perspective, including workplace diversity, lessons learned through the pandemic, advice from successful entrepreneurs and business owners, self-improvement, and emerging trends ahead.
 
Grab your Women|Future Conference early-bird ticket on Mother's Day, May 9, by 11:59 pm EST to save 30%! 
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More About The Women|Future Conference

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, case studies from Stevie Award winners, and a Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition, there will be sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action!

The 2021 Women|Future Conference agenda will be released this summer. View the 2020 Agenda and highlights from the 2020 Women|Future Conference to see what attendees experienced at our third annual event.

Here's what you can expect:
  • Structured networking and matchmaking on our virtual event platform with women in business from around the globe
  • 30+ virtual sessions, workshops, and keynote covering trending topics and the future of work such as:
    • Infusing diversity, inclusion, and equity in an organization’s business
      practices
    • Growing your business through social media, branding, and marketing
    • Overcoming and disrupting the imposter syndrome
    • The power of female leadership in professional and personal life
    • Standing out in a crowd for small business owners and entrepreneurs
    • Financial wellness, investing, and managing your relationship with money
    • AND MORE!

Register Now

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📣 Calling All Early Birds! Women|Future Conference & Success Series Webinar Bundle Deal

Posted by Nina Moore on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 @ 01:51 PM
Early-bird tickets for the 2021 Women|Future Conference are now available. The Stevie® Awards is gifting all conference attendees who purchase their tickets by the end of today, March 15, a special bundle deal to both the conference and the upcoming Success Series Webinars.

 
On March 8, International Women's Day, early-bird tickets went on sale for the 2021 Women|Future Conference, an annual event hosted by the Stevie Awards that encourages engaging connections, professional and personal development, and health and financial wellness through keynotes, educational sessions, and networking. This year's fourth annual Women|Future Conference will be five days of virtual learning from November 1-5, 2021.
 
If you purchase your Women|Future Conference ticket before Monday, March 15 at 11:59 pm ET, in addition to full access to the conference, you will get one free registration to the upcoming Stevie Awards Success Webinar Series March 22-25 (Details below).
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About The Stevie Awards Success Series Webinars

The Stevie Awards Success Series is a four-part informational webinar series for organizations of all shapes and sizes to learn about effective corporate storytelling, how to leverage awards to prove credibility to clients and leads and get a behind-the-scenes look at judging. Attendees will hear from Stevie Award winners, judges & industry experts from Cisco, Ford Otosan, IBM, Microsoft, and more. Each webinar will be live-streamed from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET. The webinar replays (on-demand) and presentations will be available through the end of 2021.

The Success Series Sessions, pictured below, include:

  • How to Excel at Corporate Storytelling 
  • Award-Winning Tips and Q&A from Stevie Awards Judges
  • What Does it Take to Win a Stevie Award?
  • Leveraging Your Award for Future Success

Learn more about the Stevie Awards Success series by visiting www.StevieAwards.com/SuccessWebinars.

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What to Expect at the 2021 Women|Future Conference

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, case studies from Stevie Award winners, and a Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition, there will be sessions for women in all stages of life that open your mind and inspire action!

The 2021 Women|Future Conference agenda will be released this summer. View the 2020 Agenda and highlights from the 2020 Women|Future Conference to see what attendees experienced at our third annual event. This year's attendees can look forward to hearing sessions on following topics: 

  • Infusing diversity, inclusion and equity in an organization’s business
    practices
  • Growing your business through social media, branding, and marketing
  • Overcoming and disrupting the imposter syndrome
  • The power of female leadership in professional and personal life
  • Standing out in a crowd for small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Financial wellness, investing and managing your relationship with money
  • AND MORE

Register Now

👍 Get Social With the Women|Future Conference

Keep your eyes on our social media pages for updates on this exciting experience.

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📣 Call for 2021 Women|Future Conference Speakers is OPEN!

Posted by Nina Moore on Tue, Dec 15, 2020 @ 11:29 AM
The call for 2021 Women|Future Conference speakers is open! 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.
 
The 2020 Women|Future Conference took place on November 12-13. This year's virtual event featured a diverse mix of topics including health and financial wellness, female leadership, overcoming imposter syndrome, growth through social media,  entrepreneurship, career planning, technology, and more. View the 2020 Agenda and highlights from the 2020 Women|Future Conference to see what attendees experienced at our third annual event. 
 
Apply to Speak at The 2021 Women|Future Conference
 
If you have an idea for an individual and/or group session, keynote, or workshop that our community of women in business professionals would benefit from, consider applying to speak in 2021. We are looking for dynamic women speakers whose presentations will resonate with the forward-thinking business professionals who attend the Women|Future Conference; 40% of our audience this year was made up of 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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If you have a presentation topic that falls into any of the below categories, we encourage you to apply to speak. However, we are also exploring topics outside of this list, so don't hesitate to apply if your area of expertise is not mentioned here. 
 
  • Branding/Marketing/Sales Tips and Strategies
  • Career Development
  • Crisis Management
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship and Startup Coverage- transition from employee to business owner
  • Finance, Investing, Money Management
  • Future of Work
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Intersectionality
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Mentoring
  • Motherhood/Mompreneur
  • Personal Development
  • Pursuing Funds for Women-run Businesses
  • Remote Networking, Working and Learning
  • Social Media for Business
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Work-life Balance

 
The call for speakers will remain open until May 2021, and speakers will be notified in July 2021 if selected. We look forward to reviewing your applications in the coming months.
 

2021 Conference Updates

The  fourth annual Women|Future Conference will be presented in conjunction with the 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business on November 5-6, 2021. Sign up for our mailing list to get notified when early-bird tickets launch for the 2021 Women|Future Conference and other updates about this forward-thinking event for women!

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Die Höhepunkte der  Women|Future Conference 2020

Posted by Jule Kern on Tue, Nov 24, 2020 @ 06:41 AM

Vom 11. bis 13. November nahmen über 320 Teilnehmerinnen aus der ganzen Welt virtuell an der Women|Future Conference 2020 teil, um Neues zu lernen und sich inspirieren zu lassen. Ursprünglich war die dritte jährliche Women|Future Conference als persönliche Veranstaltung in Las Vegas geplant. Vom Switch zur virtuellen Konferenz ließen sich die Teilnehmerinnen aber nicht daran hindern, interessante Kontakte zu knüpfen und zukunftsorientierte Diskussionen zu führen. In Sitzungen, die von Unternehmertum bis hin zu Finanzplanung, Vielfalt am Arbeitsplatz, Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden, Überwindung des Hochstaplersyndroms und Social-Media-Marketing reichten, erhielten die Teilnehmerinnen eindrucksvolle Einblicke, die ihnen in ihrem beruflichen und privaten Leben helfen konnten.
Die Women|Future Conference 2020 setzte sich aus 108 transformativen Rednerinnen aus verschiedenen Branchen und Denkfeldern zusammen. Die Rednerinnen reichten von Gründerinnen, CEOs, Kleinunternehmerinnen und weiblichen Führungskräften von Fortune-500-Unternehmen wie AT&T Business, Amazon, Deloitte, Cisco, Microsoft, Roku, HCL und PayPal. Die Konferenzsitzungen und Workshops ermutigten Frauen in allen Lebensphasen, sich nicht nur auf ihr "morgen" einzulassen, sondern auch sich motivieren zu lassen, ihre beruflichen, persönlichen und Lebensziele in Angriff zu nehmen. Dies nahmen Teilnehmerinnen der Women|Future Conference von der Konferenz mit:

"Ich habe bereits an vielen virtuellen Konferenzen teilgenommen und dies ist die beste Konferenz von allen. Ich habe viele gute Informationen erhalten und fabelhafte Damen getroffen, die Unterstützung, Ermutigung, Talent und Inspiration boten." - Shirin Alhroob, Universität von North Carolina

"Aufregend, einnehmend, informativ und inspirierend! Was für eine Show!" - April Traughber, Direktorin für Lernen & Entwicklung TTEC

"Die Teilnahme an der 2020 Women|Future Conference war eine absolute Ehre. Gleichgesinnte Frauen zu hören, wie sie Erfolgsgeschichten, Prüfungen und Erkenntnisse über ihre Wege austauschen, war äußerst inspirierend. Ich kann das Jahr 2021 kaum erwarten!" - Catina D'Achille Account Executivtrwqve, Park Place Payments

"Was für ein wirklich inspirierendes Ereignis! Ich fühlte mich engagiert und befähigt. Ich empfehle die Teilnahme an dieser Veranstaltung jedem, der daran interessiert ist, zu lernen, sein bestes Selbst zu sein". - Mirela Marceta, Entwicklungskoordinatorin, YWCA Hamilton

Im Vorfeld der Hauptveranstaltung fanden vom 9. bis 11. November dreitägige Vorkonferenzsitzungen statt. Jede Vorkonferenzsitzung konzentrierte sich auf ein Thema, das dem jeweiligen Wochentag entsprach: Motivationsmontag, Gratidienstag und Mittwoch, der von Frauen besetzte Geschäftsmittwoch.

Die am Dienstag, den 10. November stattfindende Vorkonferenzsitzung mit der höchsten Teilnehmerzahl stand unter dem Titel: "Disrupt the Imposter Syndrome; Let the Real You Shine Through!" Die Podiumsteilnehmer dieser Sitzung diskutierten ihre eigenen "Hochstapler-Momente" und erforschten, wie unser innerer Kritiker als Ergebnis des Vergleichssyndroms herauskommt. Sie erklärten, dass wir, wenn wir uns mit anderen vergleichen, dazu neigen, unser Schlechtestes mit dem Besten von jemand anderem zu vergleichen.

Imposter"Wir stellen andere of auf ein Podest und sehen uns selbst in einem Zustand, der kleiner ist als die menschliche Natur", erklärte die Podiumsteilnehmerin Dee C. Marshall, CEO von Diverse and Engaged. "Wie können wir dieses Problem lösen? Ein Weg ist die Gewissheit, dass wir alle einzigartige Begabungen und Talente haben, die kein anderer hat. Denken Sie daran: Wenn jemand weiter fortgeschritten zu sein scheint als Sie, dann liegt das nicht daran, dass er besser ist als Sie, sondern daran, dass wir unterschiedliche Fähigkeiten haben."
"Wir vergleichen uns auch mit unserem zukünftigen und vergangenen Selbst", fügte Jen Coken, Executive Coach, Rednerin und Autorin, hinzu. "Ich glaube nicht, dass wir es jemals überwinden können, ich glaube, wir können einen neuen Neuropathiepfad schaffen, sobald Sie in der Lage sind, den alten Neuropathiepfad zu erwischen. Wenn Sie zeigen wollen, dass Sie fröhlich sind, gibt es dafür keine Formel - fröhlich zu sein, könnte bedeuten, dass ich Lachyoga mache, wie ein Verrückter die Straße runterspringe und die Leute denken, ich sei verrückt, oder es könnte bedeuten, dass ich die Leute anlächle. Es gibt so viele verschiedene Dinge, die man tun kann, und sobald man eine neue Praxis gefunden hat, um über der Linie zu bleiben, wird man immer stärker."

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Die Konferenz begann am Donnerstag, dem 12. November, mit der Eröffnungsrede "Today's Leadership, Tomorrow's Future" von Anne Chow, CEO von AT&T Business. Anne Chow vermittelte eine inspirierende Botschaft über das Führen mit Mitgefühl und Achtsamkeit gegenüber unserem gegenwärtigen Umfeld sowie über unbewusste Vorurteile am Arbeitsplatz. Sie umrahmte ihre Diskussion um die "7+C's" einer großartigen Führung, die ihrer Meinung nach für die heutige Zeit entscheidend und für unsere Zukunft entscheidend sind.

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"Eines der Dinge, die ich in meiner Erfahrung gefunden habe, ist, dass Organisationen und Menschen innerhalb dieser Organisationen oft den Fehler machen, anzunehmen, dass wenn man Charakter hat, auch Kompetenz hat oder wenn man kompetent ist, auch Charakter hat, aber das ist absolut nicht wahr. Man braucht sowohl Charakter als auch Kompetenz als Grundlage für Vertrauen". Sie verwies auf das Buch "The Speed of Trust" von Stephen Covey, in dem diese Interaktion untersucht wird, sowie auf eine persönliche Anekdote, um ihren Standpunkt zu illustrieren; obwohl ihr Bruder, ein OB-GYN, der "äußersten Charakter" hat, war er nicht die geeignete Person, um ihre Schulterverletzung zu untersuchen. Als sie das C der Farbe (Colour) diskutierte, erklärte Anne,

"Große Führungspersönlichkeiten umgeben sich mit Menschen, die nicht so sind wie sie selbst, die eigentlich ganz anders sind als sie selbst... die Daten zeigen, dass vielfältige Teams bessere Ergebnisse erzielen."

"Wir wollen Kulturen schaffen, in denen jeder das Gefühl hat, als sein authentisches Selbst dazuzugehören... Vielfalt bedeutet, jemanden zur Party einzuladen, Einbeziehung bedeutet, ihn zum Tanzen aufzufordern, und für mich bedeutet Zugehörigkeit, dass man seinen eigenen Tanz zur Party mitbringt und anderen seinen Tanz beibringt, während man ihren lernt."

Anne Chow schloss ihre Grundsatzrede mit einer Live-Frage-und-Antwort-Runde aus dem Publikum. Weitere Sitzungen am ersten Tag der Women|Future Conference schlossen sich an:

  • How to Be Resilient Through a Crisis
  • Women Driving the Future of Tech- How AI, VR, and Robotics will be the Norm
  • Health and Wellness 2020 & Beyond
  • Stevie Awards for Women in Business Case Studies
  • Passion to Profit
  • Journalistic Approach to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
  • Balancing Motherhood + Business for “Mompreneurs” and Working Moms
  • Finding Your Voice for Young Women
  • The Power of Female Leadership
  • Sustainability: Waste is a Design Flaw
  • Women and Money: Investing 101
  • How to Make Your Small Business Stand Out in the Crowd

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Der zweite Konferenztag begann mit einer gefragten Sitzung, die sich mit der individuellen Einstellung zu Geld und den vielen Dingen befasste, die unsere Fähigkeit, finanziell erfolgreich zu sein, beeinflussen. Die Podiumsteilnehmer zum Thema "Financial Wellness: Ihre Beziehung zum Geld" untersuchten, was es bedeutet, echte finanzielle Freiheit zu haben, und gaben Tipps, wie man verfolgen, auswählen und investieren kann, wohin das Geld fließt. Die Podiumsteilnehmer tauschten Ressourcen zum Thema Investieren und Sparen aus und erläuterten, wie Geld für Frauen ein emotional aufgeladeneres Thema sein kann als für Männer. Zusätzlich wurden zwei Tagessitzungen der Women|Future Conference angeboten:

  • Create Joy in Your Career on Your Own Terms
  • Business Chemistry: Using Science to Improve the Art of Relationships
  • Getting Creative with Client Engagements
  • Tips and Tricks: How to Get Funding for Your Business
  • Building Your Dream Network for Introverts
  • Conquer Crisis. Train Like a Triathalete. Body + Mind + Business
  • Growth Through Social Media
  • Bold Identity Branding to Build Your Business Post-Covid
  • Creating Memorable Content
  • E-Commerce and Online Business in Today’s Changing Climate

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Auf dem Bild oben, von rechts, sind Judith Batty, Interim-CEO der Pfadfinderinnen der USA und Kelly Parisi, Kommunikationsbeauftragte der Pfadfinderinnen der USA zu sehen. Während ihrer Sitzung der Women|Future Conference Session, "Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders Who Make a Positive Impact in the World" (Aufbau der nächsten Generation von weiblichen Führungskräften, die einen positiven Einfluss auf die Welt haben), teilte Judith einige beeindruckende Statistiken über die rund 59 Millionen Pfadfinderinnen-Alumnae und den Einfluss, den sie auf die Welt hatten, mit.

"53% der Unternehmerinnen und Geschäftsinhaberinnen in den USA waren Pfadfinderinnen", erklärte Batty. "Pfadfinderinnen-Absolventinnen haben mit größerer Wahrscheinlichkeit als andere Frauen einen Wirtschaftsabschluss. Die Mehrheit der Frauen, die im Kongress dienen, waren auch Pfadfinderinnen. Betrachtet man die Wissenschaften, so war die Mehrheit der Astronautinnen ebenfalls Pfadfinderinnen. Wir schaffen Führungskräfte."

Eine unserer abschließenden Sitzungen des Tages war der "Shark Tank"-Wettbewerb, bei dem zehn Finalisten, deren Unternehmen im November 2017 oder später gegründet wurden, um die Chance auf eine Finanzierung konkurrierten. Ein Gremium aus Jurorinnen und Teilnehmerinnen sah sich einen dreiminütigen Pitch von jeder der Finalistinnen an und stimmte dann für ihre Favoritin ab.
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Die Finalistinnen des Pitch-Wettbewerbs beantworteten Fragen der Jury zu ihren Geschäftsmodellen, ihren Zielgruppen und ihren Betriebsstrategien. Der Gewinner des Pitch-Wettbewerbs ist Clocr Inc., ein innovatives Nachlassplanungstool, mit dessen Hilfe eine Vollmacht zur legalen Weitergabe von digitalen Vermögenswerten und Online-Konten erstellt werden kann. Den zweiten Platz belegten Geschenkschachteln von Sam and Lance für ihren ethischen Marktplatz, den dritten Platz belegte Nutricraft Cookware.

Virtual Networking und roter Teppich

Der Übergang zu einer virtuellen Konferenz hatte zwar seine eigenen Herausforderungen, trotzdem konnte die persönliche Begegnung, die bei der Konferenz so beliebt ist beibehalten werden, darunter Networking, praktische Workshops und Momente auf dem roten Teppich. Die Konferenzplattform Swapcard und ihre Matchmaking-Fähigkeiten auf Basis künstlicher Intelligenz ermöglichten es den Teilnehmerinnen auch außerhalb der Konferenzsitzungen zu interagieren. Swapcard empfiehlt relevante Teilnehmer, Sponsoren, Sitzungen und Workshops auf der Grundlage gemeinsamer Interessen. Eine weitere unterhaltsame Funktion der Plattform war die Möglichkeit, von zu Hause aus ein Foto auf dem roten Teppich zu machen. Klicken Sie hier, um die Fotos vom roten Teppich anzusehen.

 

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Neuigkeiten zur Konferenz 2021

Wir freuen uns auf ein noch größeres und aufregenderes Ereignis im nächsten Jahr bei der vierten jährlichen Women|Future Conference, die vom 5. bis 6. November 2021 als hybride virtuelle und persönliche Veranstaltung in Verbindung mit den Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2021 stattfinden wird.  Melden Sie sich für unsere Mailingliste an, um benachrichtigt zu werden, wenn Frühbuchertickets für die Women|Future Conference 2021 erscheinen, der Aufruf für Rednerinnen eröffnet wird und andere Neuigkeiten über diese zukunftsweisende Veranstaltung für Frauen erscheinen!
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Highlights from the 2020 Women|Future Conference

Posted by Nina Moore on Fri, Nov 20, 2020 @ 05:45 PM

From November 12-13, over 320 attendees tuned in virtually from around the world to learn and be inspired at the 2020 Women|Future Conference. The third annual Women|Future Conference was originally planned as an in-person event in Las Vegas, but this year's pivot to virtual did not stop attendees from making engaging connections and having forward-thinking discussions. Attendees gained powerful insights to help them in their professional and personal lives through sessions ranging from entrepreneurship to financial planning, diversity in the workplace, health and wellness, overcoming the imposter syndrome, and social media marketing.

The 2020 Women|Future Conference was made up of 108 transformative speakers from multiple industries and fields of thought. Speakers ranged from female founders, CEOs, small business owners, and executives of Fortune 500 companies including AT&T Business, Amazon, Deloitte, Cisco, Microsoft, Roku, HCL and PayPal. The conference sessions and workshops encouraged women in all stages of life to not only embrace their tomorrow, but to walk away with lessons that motivate them to tackle career, personal, and life goals. Here’s what Women|Future Conference attendees took away from the conference:

"I have attended a lot of virtual conferences and this is the best conference out there. I took away a lot of good information and met fabulous ladies who delivered support, encouragement, talent and inspiration." - Shirin Alhroob, University of North Carolina

"Exciting, engaging, informative, and inspiring! What a show!" - April Traughber, Director of Learning & Development TTEC

"Taking part in the 2020 Women|Future Conference was an absolute honor. Hearing like-minded women share success stories, trials and insight on their stories was extremely inspiring. I can’t wait for 2021!" - Catina D’Achille Account Executivtrwqve, Park Place Payments

"I loved the mix of topics at the Conference. It was inspiring to be surrounded with knowledgeable women who have overcome trauma and other life events and rise to success. Everyone was very approachable and it was a great platform for networking. Would definitely recommend to other."  - Georgia Homsany, Founder of Daily Dose Wellness

"What a truly inspirational event! I felt engaged and empowered. I highly recommend attending this event to anyone who is interested in learning to be their best self". - Mirela Marceta, Development Coordinator, YWCA Hamilton

There were three days of pre-conference sessions held November 9-11 leading up to the main event. Each pre-conference session was centered around a theme corresponding to that day of the week; Motivational Monday, GratiTuesday, and Women-Owned Business Wednesday.

The top attended pre-conference session was on Tuesday, November 10 titled, "Disrupt the Imposter Syndrome; Let the Real You Shine Through!" Panelists of this session discussed their own “imposter moments” and explored how our inner critic comes out as a result of comparison syndrome. They explained that when we compare ourselves to others, we tend to compare our worst to someone else’s best.

Imposter“We see others in a more larger-than state, and see ourselves as less-than by human nature,” explained panelist Dee C. Marshall, CEO of Diverse and Engaged. “How we can resolve this? One way is to know that we all have unique gifts and talents that no one else can do. Remember, if someone appears to be farther along than you, it is not that they are better than you, it is that we have different skillsets.”

“We also compare ourselves to our future and past selves,” added Jen Coken, Executive Coach, Speaker and Author. “I don’t think we can ever overcome it, I think we can create a new neuropathway the moment you are able to catch the old neuropathway. If you want to show up being joyful, there’s no formula for that- being joyful could mean I do some laughter yoga, skip down the street like a nut job and people think I’m crazy, or it could mean I smile at people. There are so many different things you can do, and once you identify a new practice to stay above the line, the stronger you get.”

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The conference kicked off on Thursday, November 12 with the opening keynote, "Today's Leadership, Tomorrow's Future" by Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business. Anne delivered an inspiring message about leading with compassion and mindfulness of our current environment, as well as unconscious bias in the workplace. She framed her discussion around the “7+C's” of great leadership, which she says are key for today and critical for our future.

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When explaining two of the C’s, character and competence, Anne explained “One of the things I have found in my experience is that organizations and people within those organizations often make the mistake of assuming that if you have character, you have competence, or if you are competent, you have character, but this is absolutely not true. You need both character and competence as a foundation for trust.” She referenced the Stephen Covey book, The Speed of Trust, which explores this interaction as well as a personal anecdote to illustrate her point; even though her brother, an OB-GYN, has the "utmost character," he was not the appropriate person to see for her shoulder injury. When discussing the C of color, Anne stated,

“Great leaders surround themselves with people who are not like them, but are actually very different than themselves...the data shows that diverse teams generate better results.”

“We want to create cultures where everybody feels that they belong as their authentic self...diversity is asking somebody to the party, inclusion is asking them to dance, and for me, belonging is about bringing your own dance to the party and teaching others your dance while you learn theirs.”

Anne Chow closed her keynote with a live Q&A session from the audience. Other sessions on day one of the Women|Future Conference included:

  • How to Be Resilient Through a Crisis
  • Women Driving the Future of Tech- How AI, VR, and Robotics will be the Norm
  • Health and Wellness 2020 & Beyond
  • Stevie Awards for Women in Business Case Studies
  • Passion to Profit
  • Journalistic Approach to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
  • Balancing Motherhood + Business for “Mompreneurs” and Working Moms
  • Finding Your Voice for Young Women
  • The Power of Female Leadership
  • Sustainability: Waste is a Design Flaw
  • Women and Money: Investing 101
  • How to Make Your Small Business Stand Out in the Crowd

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The second day of sessions began with another popular session that addressed individual mindset about money and the many things that impact our ability to be financially successful. The panelists on “Financial Wellness: Your Relationship with Money” explored what it means to have true financial freedom and provided tips on how to track, choose, and invest where your money goes. The panelists shared resources about investing and saving, and explained how money can be an emotionally charged topic for women more so than for men. Additional day two Women|Future Conference sessions included:

  • Create Joy in Your Career on Your Own Terms
  • Business Chemistry: Using Science to Improve the Art of Relationships
  • Getting Creative with Client Engagements
  • Tips and Tricks: How to Get Funding for Your Business
  • Building Your Dream Network for Introverts
  • Conquer Crisis. Train Like a Triathalete. Body + Mind + Business
  • Growth Through Social Media
  • Bold Identity Branding to Build Your Business Post-Covid
  • Creating Memorable Content
  • E-Commerce and Online Business in Today’s Changing Climate

    View the full 2020 Women|Future Conference Agenda

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Pictured above, from right, are Judith Batty, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA and Kelly Parisi, Communications Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA. During their Women|Future Conference Session, "Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders Who Make a Positive Impact in the World," Judith shared some impressive statistics about the roughly 59 million Girl Scout alumnae and the impact they have had on the world.

“53% of female entrepreneurs and business owners in the US were Girl Scouts,” stated Batty. “Girl Scout alums are more likely than other women to have a business degree. The majority of women serving in Congress were also Girl Scouts. If you look at the sciences, the majority of female astronauts were Girl Scouts as well. We create leaders.”

One of our closing sessions of the day was the “Shark Tank”-Style Women-Owned Business Pitch Competition which featured ten finalists whose businesses were founded in November 2017 or later competing for a chance to win funding.  A panel of judges and attendees watched 3-minute pitches from each finalist, then voted for their favorite.  Our five judges included female founders and CEOs of successful, established women-owned businesses. The Pitch Competition finalists answered questions from the judges about their business model, target audience, and operations strategy.

Untitled design (4) The winner of the pitch competition was Clocr Inc., an innovative estate planning tool that helps create a power of attorney to legally pass on digital assets and online accounts. In second place was Sam and Lance ethical marketplace gift boxes, and in third place was Nutricraft Cookware.

Virtual Networking and Red Carpet

While pivoting to a virtual conference had its own challenges, we replicated as many in-person experiences our community loves including networking, hands-on workshops, and red carpet moments. The conference platform, Swapcard, and its Artificial Intelligence matchmaking capabilities allowed for attendees to interact outside of conference sessions. Swapcard recommends relevant attendees, sponsors, sessions, and workshops based on shared interests.

Another fun feature in the platform was the ability to take a red carpet photo from home. Click here to view the red carpet photos. If you attended this year’s virtual event and have additional behind the scenes photos you'd like to share with us, please email them to Nina@stevieawards.com and we will feature them on our social media pages.

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2021 Conference Updates

We look forward to an even bigger and more exciting event next year at the fourth annual Women|Future Conference, which will be a hybrid virtual and in-person event held November 5-6, 2021 presented in conjunction with the 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

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