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The largest women’s leadership conference in Central Massachusetts, bringing together the most forward thinking female leaders.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

7:15 am – 4:30 pm

DCU Center Arena and Convention Center

The Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference

This conference is an opportunity for women to build their careers and share their experiences with other women.

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2019 Keynote Speakers

2020 Speakers TBA

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Jade Simmons

MORNING SPEAKER: How do you get to be named Classical Music’s “No.1 Maverick”? By repeatedly defying expectations, delivering riveting performances and combining passion and innovation at every turn. She delivers stunning MainStage keynote presentations that potently combine music, virtuoso performance and riveting storytelling to speak into the hearts, minds and goals of a company’s most valuable resource…their people. A born-storyteller, Jade powerfully and humorously relates these creative twists and turns that have made her a standout in her industry to audiences looking to do things differently in their own right in order to see greater impact in life and business.

Janet Marie Smith

LUNCHEON: Janet Marie Smith has worked in baseball for almost 30 years on projects including Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Turner Field in Atlanta, Fenway Park in Boston, Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. She has served as the Dodgers’ senior vice president of planning and development since 2012 and has been working with the Pawtucket Red Sox since 2017 on the planning for their new ballpark, newly announced to be in Worcester, MA as of 2021.

Mel Robbins

AFTERNOON: Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Her digital platform inspires more than 20 million people a month with transformative videos, articles, positive psychology research, and inspiring content. Mel’s latest book, The 5 Second Rule was last year’s #1 audiobook in the world, and is one of the top five most read books on Amazon. Her TEDx talk about change has more than 14 million views. She’s the host of an original, new advice show on Audible, Kick Ass with Mel Robbins. View her promotional video by clicking here.

2020 Conference Schedule

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  • 7 :30 am Doors open


  • 7:45 am Registration, Coffee, Networking, Vendor Marketplace
  • 8:10 am Welcome
  • 8:10 am Morning Keynote Speaker
  • 10 am Break, Coffee, Networking, Vendor Marketplace, Book Signing by Speaker


  • 10:20 am Four Workshops I (A/B, C/D, E, Jr Ballroom) & Vendor Marketplace

    Attendees will have a choice of workshops located in rooms A-E
    Sponsorship opportunities still available.

  • 11:35 am Break, Coffee, Networking, Vendor Marketplace

    Attendees will have a chance to network and shop for services, products, and volunteer opportunities at the marketplace.

  • 12 pm Lunch, Afternoon Keynote
  • 1:30 pm Break, Refreshments, Networking, Vendor Marketplace, Book Signing by Keynote


  • 2 pm 4 Workshops (A/B, C/D, E, Jr Ballroom) & Vendor Marketplace

    Sponsorships still available.

  • 2:30 pm Break, Refreshments, Networking, Vendor Marketplace

    Sponsorships still available.

  • 3:15 pm Reception and Scholarship Awards
  • 4:15 pm Adjourn

Morning & Afternoon Workshops for 2019
2020 workshops are being designed.

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 or visit our marketplace. Thank you.

Workshop Descriptions

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DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester

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2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Morning Speaker Sponsor

Luncheon Speaker Sponsor

Afternoon Speaker Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

Scholarship Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Mentor Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Video Sponsors


App Sponsor

Workshop Sponsors

Marketplace Sponsors

Digital Sign Sponsor

Media Sponsor


2019 PRICE PER PERSON  |  Chamber Members: $195  |  Non-Members: $250


*You will be redirected to the Chamber of Commerce website where you will be able to register and pay for your ticket. If you are not a Chamber member, click “Not a Member” on the following screen to continue registration.