The 2021 Virtual California Conference for Women

Inspiration, Motivation, and Connection from Home (Really!)

Join us on Thursday, March 4th when we launch the inaugural California Conference for Women online! 

Featuring Keynote Speakers

  • Stacey Abrams, founder, author, and first Black woman to be a gubernational nominee of a major party in the U.S.
  • Ursula Burns, former CEO & Chairman of Xerox Corporation and first Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company
  • Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institue & UN Messenger of Peace
  • Angie Thomas, best-selling author of The Hate U Give
  • More speakers to be announced!


Virtual Conference ticket includes:

  • Two exclusive keynote sessions, featuring Stacey Abrams, Ursula Burns, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Angie Thomas.
  • Choice of three (out of nine) 30-minute expert-led breakout sessions on leadership, career advancement, and personal development, including live Q&A with speakers.
  • Interactive virtual exhibit hall, bookstore, and 1:1 resume review and career coaching (subject to availability).
  • On-demand learning bursts to improve your health, well-being, and career success.
  • Unique community-building and networking opportunities.

Bonus content includes:

  • Live Speaker Q&A—At the end of each expert-led breakout session, you will have the opportunity to submit questions that the speaker will actually appear LIVE and answer!
  • On-Demand Playback—Watch ALL nine expert-led breakout sessions and learning bursts ON-DEMAND until March 31, 2021.
  • On-Demand Access—Take advantage of the virtual exhibit hall, bookstore, 1:1 resume review and career coaching (subject to availability) ON-DEMAND until March 31, 2021.

Additional Speakers Include

  • Daisy Auger-Domínguez, chief people officer of VICE Media Group
  • Glennon Doyle, activist and best-selling author, Untamed
  • Adam Grant, organizational psychologist, author, and host, WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast
  • Julie Lythcott Haims, best-selling author of How to Raise an Adult
  • Herminia Ibarra, organizational behavior professor & best-selling author
  • Emily Nagoski, PhD, co-author of Burnout
  • Linda Raynier, career strategist
  • Nina Shaw, award-winning entertainment lawyer, activist & diversity advocate
  • Jen Sincero, #1 New York Times best-selling author, You Are a Badass and Badass Habits
  • Celeste Headlee, award-winning journalist and host, Women Amplified @celesteheadlee
  • Brooke Baldwin, CNN news anchor, host, CNN digital series, American Woman & author, Huddle @brookebaldwin
  • Kelly Corrigan, best-selling author & host, Kelly Corrigan Wonders podcast @corrigankelly

Session Topics


  • Learn how leaders can dismantle inequalities at work and engage in the complex, work of allyship (Daisy Auger-Domínguez)
  • Rethink the power of knowing what you don’t know, and become a stronger and more flexible leader in the process.
  • Hear how to break barriers and drive change in your industry from someone who has been there.


  • Find new strategies to advance professionally with purpose and navigate a career path that resonates with you (Linda Raynier)
  • Break down what it takes to step up to positions of greater leadership—from the inside out.
  • Tap into your inner strength and resiliency by flipping the script on imposter syndrome and rediscovering your untamed self.


  • Get to the core of breaking bad habits and making—and sticking to—ones that are truly badass.
  • Discover how to parent independent children to self-sufficient adulthood—even in times of crisis (Julie Lythcott Haims)
  • Uncover the secret to unlocking the stress cycle and recovering from burnout (Emily Nagoski, PhD)

Organized Networking Opportunities

  • Facilitated Networking Discussions—Join live group discussions led by experts about powering your personal and professional growth.
  • Peer Networking Chat Groups—Connect with other attendees on similar interests.
  • Public expert-led breakout session Chats—Share comments and questions during expert-led breakout sessions.
  • Private 1:1 & Group Messaging—”Meet up” with other attendees throughout the Conference.
  • Exhibitor Office Hours—Meet one-on-one with Exhibitor executives.

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