PBWC to IgniteCHANGE with 32nd Annual Conference

Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC) opened registration today for IgniteCHANGE, its 32nd Annual Conference, held virtually from May 11-13, 2021. The event calls for attendees to “IgniteCHANGE” from locations across the globe. The group will not convene in person to protect participants’ health and safety. 

With a diverse community of more than 42,000 professionals worldwide, PBWC is one of the nation’s largest women’s organizations. PBWC creates opportunities for connection, education and inspiration. The organization helps professional women to realize their personal ambitions, achieve equality and build a better future for all. 

Building on the success of last year’s first virtual conference, the organization will focus on attendee networking opportunities, expand on-demand offerings and host a captivating lineup of keynote and seminar speakers. Keynote speakers currently confirmed for the May event include: CEO of The King Center Dr. Bernice A. King; writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem; Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council for Women and Girls (2009-2017) Valerie B. Jarrett; and former SVP, Apple Retail and CEO, Burberry Angela Ahrendts DBE. A full lineup of speakers is available on conference.pbwc.org

“Each year our community expects us to deliver a best-in-class conference that educates, empowers and connects. Last year, we worked hard to translate the in-person experience into a virtual format, and we are grateful that it was so well received by attendees,” said Nicole Soluri, PBWC CEO. “Our momentum continues and we are working excitedly to design a robust and energizing program that inspires attendees to IgniteCHANGE.” 

“The data is daunting. Women are leaving the workforce. Women are stepping back. We’ve lost ground when it comes to closing the gender pay and opportunity gaps,” Soluri continued. “We must not accept this. We must roll up our sleeves, regain lost ground and then more. IgniteCHANGE is a rallying cry to redirect our collective energy into what serves and supports women and our future.”

IgniteCHANGE attendees will hear influential narratives, grow their networks, and gain tools to transform their communities. Participants will experience daily live-stream keynote presentations, and eighteen seminar sessions with closed captioning; engage with one another through moderated networking sessions, direct messaging and face-to-face meetings; celebrate PBWC’s class of 2021 Industry Leaders and Scholarship Program recipients; and navigate through a virtual Exhibit Hall with access to surprise bonus content and special discounts. Most of these conference benefits will be available and accessible on-demand through June 15, 2021. 

Registration for the three-day event opens today with early bird pricing at $299 per ticket. Prices are set to increase on March 16, 2021.

For more information, please visit: conference.pbwc.org