Conferences for women entrepreneurs is a wonderful platform for women to discuss their issues, collaborate with one another, provide strength to each other and get inspired from other women entrepreneurs who have been in a similar boat. Here is a list of conferences on women entrepreneurs taking place across the US in 2018.
When: January 16, 2018
Where: Irvine, CA
About: This event is organized by University of CA, Irvine and features a panel of accomplished women discussing entrepreneurship. Girlboss is a series of events that encourage and support aspiring female entrepreneurs by sharing the stories of successful business leaders, and connecting them to the Orange County community at-large.
When: January 26, 2018
Where: St. Louis, MO
About: This is a conference for women in business who want to connect with other women and get inspired by their experiences. It is organized by the St. Louis Business Journal. Jennifer Hyman will be this year’s featured keynote speaker.
When: February 23, 2018
Where: San Jose, CA
About: Watermark is a community of executive women in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose mission is to increase the representation of women at executive levels to drive innovation, human development and economic growth. The women of Watermark have created and led the most innovative and successful enterprises, contributing to all aspects of business, non-profits, technology, media, education, healthcare, law, government, and society.
When: February 27-28, 2018
Where: New York, NY
About: The Women in Strategy Summit gathers the world’s most dynamic female corporate leaders, innovation and strategy decision-makers and disruptive entrepreneurs for two days of programming meant to give you impactful, actionable insights and key takeaways to further your own career. The Women in Strategy Summit is set to inspire, ignite and connect women in their professional pursuits, empowering them to realize their potential and excel as leaders.
When: March 7, 2018
Where: Tulsa, OK
About: The Center for Executive and Professional Development at OSU has been hosting for the last 26 years. The objective of this event is to excite young women to pursue to be the future leaders, CEOs and business owners on their own companies. At this conference, there will be a focus on integrational mentorship and support for women in business.
When: March 7—10, 2018
Where: Orlando, FL
About: The Women of Power Summit is a professional leadership conference designed especially for executive women of color. This event will bring together over 1,000 influential business women from across the country.
When: April 5, 2018
Where: Boston, MA
About: The Simmons Leadership Conference is the nation’s premier one-day professional development event for women—a don’t-miss experience that energizes, educates, and empowers leaders at every stage of their careers. This year’s conference theme, Disrupt the Ordinary, centers on the need to change how we think, behave, and do business in an era of accelerating innovation.
When: April 13-15, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, NV
About: This event focuses on creating and empowering successful female entrepreneurs. Over three days, you’ll receive a combined 17 hours of content, information, and value from individual speakers and panels. This event is for women to learn, become stronger, become better, and spend time with amazing and powerful female-preneurs so that you can see that it is possible and you can succeed in Network Marketing!
When: April 15-17, 2018
Where: Niagara on the Lake, ON, Canada
About: This Conference – takes place over 3 days and is an interactive career and professional development event. Every element of the conference is designed for maximum engagement – from risk taking opportunities to comfortable conversations. Break-out sessions provide actionable, “roll up your sleeves” working sessions so you actually get the right work done and start making an impact right away.
When: April 18-20, 2018
Where: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
About: WNORTH is a boutique-style conference focused on providing a forum for women who are aiming for, or already on, a senior executive leadership track. Top female business leaders in corporate, public and entrepreneurial sectors, will come together to enhance their leadership training, engage in high-level networking and witness inspirational talks from global leaders. The connections made will be long-lasting and the new perspectives gained will be career-changing.
When: April 24, 2018
Where: San Francisco, CA
About: This event is presented by Professional Business Women of California (PBWC) and it offers a full day of world-class keynote speakers, cutting-edge seminar, panel of industry experts, leading business executives and networking opportunities. This event is a great way to reflect, recharge, refocus and renew your commitment to achieving your ambitions and supporting others to achieve theirs.
When: April 28, 2018
Where: Atlanta, GA
About: Dare 2 Aspire is an annual conference encouraging women and moms to start and/or grow their own small businesses. This event is an excellent platform for women entrepreneurs to connect, networks and leave with business connections.
When: May 2-4, 2018
Where: Los Angeles, CA
About: Mom 2.0 is the premier professional conference and gathering of influencers who create content online and on air in parenting, entertainment, food, politics, business, marketing, technology, social change, travel and design. Every year, women leaders in media and business converge at the Summit to compare notes, discuss ideas, and forecast what’s next for women online and in the marketplace.
When: May 17, 2018
Where: Clayton, MO
About: This is an educational, interactive event bringing powerful female business owners together to discuss relevant, provocative business topics crowdsourced from women just like you.
When: June 18-19, 2018
Where: New York, NY
About: Forbes Women’s Summit celebrates the doers and the doing; a source of inspiration and support that connects and empowers women around the world, helping them to realize their potential and reach new heights. Featuring keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and interstitial spotlights, the Forbes Women’s Summit brings together the voices and insights of a diverse range of female luminaries from the worlds of business, entertainment and politics.
When: June 19-21, 2018
Where: Detroit, MI
About: The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 Matchmaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.
When: July 12-14, 2018
Where: Dallas, TX
About: eWomenNetwork are the premier success system for women entrepreneurs. If you are looking for how to launch, grow and scale your business this is the right event. All facets of the business and being an entrepreneur are discussed in this 3-day long event that includes keynote speaker, discussions, dialogues and plenty of networking opportunities.
When: August 25, 2018
Where: Beltsville, MD
About: The Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN) organizes this conference and whether you’re an aspiring or existing business owner looking for resources to increase your growth, or a ministry leader or working professional seeking a motivational boost to get to your next level, this conference is for everyone.
When: September 23-25, 2018
Where: Spokane, WA
About: This is a National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) event. This conference is for the women entrepreneurs who dare together to reach new heights in their lives, businesses, communities and the world. It propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. This year’s theme is “Work Well, Live Well.”
When: October 1-3, 2018
Where: Laguna Niguel, CA
About: This event has evolved into the world’s most extraordinary leadership community, convening the preeminent women in business—along with select leaders in government, philanthropy, education and the arts—for wide-ranging conversations that inspire and deliver practical advice. The program features one-on- one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions and high-level networking.
When: October 24-26, 2018
Where: Miami, FL
About: IWF is a unique organization comprised of more than 6,500 dynamic women leaders in more than 35 countries around the world. This event brings together extraordinary network of women leaders providing exposure to a diverse audience of female decision-makers on topics that cover international progress, business, economics, ecology and enterprise.
When: November 9, 2018
Where: Austin, TX
About: The Texas Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking and skill building for women each year. It offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth. The non-profit, non-partisan event features inspirational keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions and ample opportunities to develop new relationships with other women.
When: November 12-15, 2018
Where: Phoenix, AZ
About: This conference is attended by high-performing women leaders and business owners who want to realize their full potential and be successful. Through discussions, speaker sessions and dialogues attendees are enlightened about how to be successful in what you do and reduce the gender gap within female leaders and business owners.
When: November 30, 2018
Where: Tysons, VA
About: The Virginia Women’s Business Conference is a one-day event for visionary women who want to advance and grow their personal and business goals while discovering the tools for success and making strategic business connection. You will leave feeling empowered and inspired to take action. It brings together over 700 women (and men) business leaders across diverse industries including the most energetic and dynamic thinkers in business, marketing, retail, finance, philanthropy, education and media.