SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, October 28, 2021
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
DCU Center Ballroom | 50 Foster St, Worcester, MA
Check back in the summer for more 2021 conference details!
2021 Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now
At the Chamber, and our WWLC committee, we have been impressed and grateful for the continued support of the conference sponsors. This is the event you want to be a part of! Reach out to Karen Pelletier for options.
The Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference
This conference is an opportunity for women to build their careers and share their experiences with other women.
The Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference is all about giving women the tools to discover the possibilities available to them, lift each other up, and create a hub of smart, talented, and forward-thinking women.
Women in the workforce overcome obstacles each and every day and the Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference is a place to share experiences and bring together dynamic, accomplished, and confident female leaders.
The programming of the day-long conference is designed to motivate attendees to overcome traditional barriers, to becoming influencers, change-agents, and leaders in their own fields.
2021 Keynote Speakers
Morning Keynote, sponsored by BCBSMA: Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks
Prior to joining the Mavs, Marshall founded Marshalling Resources, a consulting firm specializing in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Culture Transformation, and overall optimization of people resources. Upon the company naming its first Chief Inclusion Officer in June 2017, Marshall worked with The Dow Chemical Company to develop and implement a strategy for institutionalizing an inclusive culture. Marshall’s notoriety began many years ago as a young Officer at AT&T and grew exponentially when she served as Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T. There she was responsible for identifying and developing leaders, aligning employees with the company’s vision and priorities, overseeing major business unit HR support, performance development, employee engagement, skills transformation initiatives, EEO and Affirmative Action. Marshall also led the team that created a world-class Diversity and Inclusion culture, landing AT&T in the top 3 on Diversity Inc’s 2017 Top 50 list of companies. She also spearheaded the work that for the first time placed AT&T on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2017, one of only two Fortune 50 companies.
Afternoon Keynote, sponsored by DCU: Michelle Poler
Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, branding strategist and author of Hello, Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You’re Meant to Be.She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential. She has spoken at TEDx, Google, P&G, Facebook, ESPN, Netflix, Microsoft, Toyota, and many more. Michelle is also the creator of the project 100 Days Without Fear. Her work has been featured on CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, NBC and Daily Mail among many others. Early on inher career she worked as an Art Director at Young & Rubicam for brands such as Hershey’s, Wendy’s, AT&T and Revlon. Michelle is originally from Venezuela and she holds a Masters in Branding fromthe School of Visual Arts in New York City.
2021 Conference Schedule
October 28, 2021
|7:15 AM||Registration (3rd floor), Coffee, Networking|
|8:15 AM||Morning Keynote Speaker, Cynt Marshall|
|9:45 AM||Break, Coffee, Networking|
|10:15 AM||4 Workshops: A/B, C/D, E, Junior Ballroom|
|11:30 AM||Break, Coffee, Networking|
|12:30 PM||Break, Coffee, Networking|
|12:45 PM||4 Workshops: A/B, C/D, E, Junior Ballroom|
|2:00 PM||Break, Coffee, Networking|
|2:15 PM||Afternoon Keynote Speaker, Michelle Poler|
PLEASE NOTE | Workshops have a maximum seating capacity. Please arrive in a timely fashion to ensure your seat. If the room is full, please attend a different session. Thank you.
Afternoon Main Stage Sponsor
Afternoon Break Sponsors