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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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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Keynote Speakers

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…

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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…

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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…

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2019 Conference Schedule

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  • 7 am Doors open


  • 7:15 am Registration, Coffee, Networking, Vendor Marketplace
  • 8:15 am Welcome
  • 8:45 am Morning Keynote Speaker: Jade Simmons
  • 9:45 am Break, Coffee, Networking, Vendor Marketplace


  • 10 am 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.

  • 11:15 am Break, Coffee, Networking, Vendor Marketplace

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

  • 11:30 am Lunch
  • 12:15 pm Keynote: Janet Marie Smith
  • 1 pm Break, Refreshments, Networking, Vendor Marketplace


  • 1:15 pm Workshops I (A, B, C/D, E, Jr Ballroom) & Vendor Marketplace

    Sponsorships still available.

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

    Sponsorships still available.

  • 2:45 pm Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Mel Robbins
  • 3:45 pm Reception & Vendor Marketplace

    Sponsorships still available.

  • 4:30 pm Adjourn
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DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester

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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.