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The 2024 California Conference for Women

Passion. Purpose. Possibility.

— February 29, 2024 —

The California Conference for Women is back in 2024!

Join us Thursday, February 29, 2024 in Santa Clara as we welcome
an incredible lineup of speakers, friends, and longtime attendees.


Keynote Speakers:

Jacinda Ardern
The Rt. Hon. Dame
Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister, New Zealand (2017-2023); Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Special Envoy, Christchurch Call to Action; Board Member, The Earthshot Prize

Brené Brown
Dr. Brené Brown

Researcher & Storyteller

Dr. Joy Buolamwini
Dr. Joy Buolamwini

Artificial Intelligence Expert, Artist & Founder, Algorithmic Justice League

Kristen Kish
Kristen Kish

Chef/Partner of Arlo Grey, Host of Bravo’s Top Chef, Producer & Author

Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Opinion Section  Host & Writer, The New York Times, podcast Host, First Person & former NPR Journalist

Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Jennifer Siebel Newsom

First Partner of California, Co-Founder of California Partners Project, Founder of the Representation Project, Award-Winning Filmmaker, and Mother of Four

Kim Severson
Kim Severson

Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times Reporter; Four-time James Beard award recipient Food Writer; Author.


What to Expect at the 2024 Conference

Full access to a day of programming that includes:

  • Inspirational and cutting-edge program of keynote speakers
  • Opportunity to choose from 10 breakout sessions across multiple tracks including leadership, career and personal development
  • Morning Mentor Moments featuring panels with Conference board members and local community leaders to answer your most pressing career questions and share invaluable lessons
  • Timely content and actionable skill-building sessions featuring experts on the Learning Burst Stage
  • Structured and informal networking opportunities with peers and our sponsors
  • Full access to the Interactive Hall featuring women-owned businesses and non-profits, lounge areas, wellness opportunities and fun activities to support your development at work and in life
  • Robust career services including first come first serve 1:1 coaching sessions and resume reviews
  • Complimentary boxed lunch and reserved seating for the keynote session

Plus, a BIG added bonus: Your ticket also gives you access to the all-day Virtual National Conference for Women celebrating Women’s History Month on March 14, 2024. This first-ever event will bring together tens of thousands of women from California and our sister conferences in PennsylvaniaTexas, and Massachusetts.


Ticket Prices

Regular Tickets
(October 16, 2023—)

$350 each
($3,500 for a table of 10)

*Limit 100 tickets per transaction.

Early Bird Premium Tickets [SOLD OUT]

$425 each
($4,250 for a Premium Table of 10)


*Limit 10 tickets per transaction.


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Breakout Speakers:

Iman Abbasi
Iman Abbasi

CHRO, PLUME

Curran Brugger
Curran Brugger

VP, Talent, Development & Inclusion, Gilead

Jamie Domenici
Jamie Domenici

Chief Marketing Officer, Klaviyo

Erika Evearitt
Erika Evearitt

Chief Development Officer, Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Teri Foy
Teri Foy

SVP, Cancer Immunology & Cell Therapy TRC, Bristol Myers Squibb

Kari Hall
Kari Hall

Meteorologist, NBC Bay Area

Tina Jones
Tina Jones

Sr VP, Global Human Resources, Cadence

Sujata Kosalge
Sujata Kosalge

VP, Engineering, Core Data, Google

Stacey Kauffman
Stacey Kauffman

Regional Vice President, Audacy

Helen Kupp

Co-founder, Future Forum

Courtney Lansing
Courtney Lansing

Managing Director, Commercial Strategy & New Products, Alaska Airlines

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

John L. Loeb Associate Professor, Humanities and Associate Professor, African & African American Studies, Harvard University; Author, The Rise

Holly Martinez
Holly Martinez

Executive Director, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

Lauren McGoodwin
Lauren McGoodwin

Founder, The Career Contessa

Mary C. Murphy, PhD
Mary C. Murphy, PhD

Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University; Founding Director, Summer Institute, Stanford University; Author, Cultures of Growth; Founder and CEO, Equity Accelerator

Shannon Nash
Shannon Nash

CFO, Wing, a drone delivery company & an Alphabet subsidiary and Board Member, Netscout, Sofi Bank & Lazy Dog Restaurants

Andrea Robertson
Andrea Robertson

Managing Director, United Airlines

Tara Schuster
Tara Schuster

Best-Selling Author; Former VP, Talent and Development, Comedy Central

Suzanne St. John-Crane
Suzanne St. John-Crane

CEO, American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley

Hayley Tabor
Hayley Tabor

VP, Global Industries, Dell Technologies

Sirma Tzoutzova
Sirma Tzoutzova

Regional VP, Fidelity Private Wealth Management

Amanda Wade
Amanda Wade

Global Head, Human Resources, MedTech Innovation & Robotics, Johnson & Johnson

Hillary Weingast
Hillary Weingast

VP, Deputy General Counsel & Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Juniper Networks, Inc. and California Conference for Women Board President


7 Good Reasons to Attend the 2024 Conference

  1. Gain perspective on your goals at a time when many women are rethinking their priorities and careers. 
  2. Learn practical, actionable advice to help you navigate your career.
  3. Broaden your network through ample opportunities to connect with peers and leaders from dozens of leading businesses across the region. 
  4. Get expert answers during Q&A sessions with all breakout speakers.
  5. Enjoy a bustling exhibit hall where you can meet women helping women from across our region – and support women-owned businesses.
  6. Feel energized by the unique experience of being in the same room with thousands of other professional women.
  7. Strengthen your team by attending with colleagues. Or just share the community spirit by coming with friends.

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What Our Attendees Say

attendees posing for a group photo at the 2023 CA Conference for Women

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