IgniteCHANGE at PBWC’s 32nd Annual Conference

Join us from May 11-13 for an event designed to inspire, empower and connect women and men to realize personal ambitions, achieve equity and build a better world for all.


Since 1989, PBWC’s Annual Conference has brought together people of diverse backgrounds, genders and ages united by a shared vision of equality for all in the workplace. We deliver motivational keynote speakers, skill-building seminar sessions and high-impact networking opportunities to support our members and subscribers to advance in their careers. Join our inspirational lineup and thousands around the world at PBWC’s IgniteCHANGE conference.


The case for change is overwhelming. Women represent just 7% of Fortune 500 CEOs, 24% of US senators and 27% of our congresspeople. Women win a mere 3% of venture funding, and comprise only 12% of VCs. More than  two-thirds of venture firms have no female partners. In addition, our country (and world) supports inequities impacting people of color, the LGBTQX community and people with disabilities.


Building on the success of last year’s first-ever virtual conference, we will host the visionaries, the disruptors, the innovators and the change makers from right here in California and all across the globe. 


Early bird registration opens at $299 per ticket on Tuesday, February 16th. Visit conference.pbwc.org to purchase tickets for yourself or your entire team. Together, let’s IgniteCHANGE! 

Interested in providing your employees with a professional growth experience like no other? Become a PBWC sponsor. Email us for more information.

Highlights from PBWC’s #ForGood in 2020

In a time of uncertainty, PBWC’s 31st Annual Conference affirmed that when we come together for a common cause, we remember that we are resilient, we are powerful and can realize change #ForGood.

“A global pandemic cannot stop us. #PBWC went virtual and killed it! Thank you for such a great event.”

– Chevron employee

“Amazing experience and great lineup of speakers to feel excited to go back to work with renewed energy!”

– Oracle employee

“This has to be the best PBWC Conference I have attended. Thank you for bringing together so many knowledgable and inspiring story-tellers…and for lifting us ALL UP!!!”

– Genentech employee

“Once again, the annual PBWC event soared with outstanding women, inspiring stories and a nod to my hometown of Chicago. Thx! #PBWC #ForGood”

– Wells Fargo employee

Other notable past conference keynote speakers include:

  • Sylvia Acevedo
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Mary C. Daly
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Jane Fonda
  • Chetna Gala-Sinha
  • Congresswoman Deb Haaland
  • Carla Harris
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Lisa Ling
  • Geena Rocero
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Dr. Tererai Trent
  • Yara Shahidi
  • Maria Shriver
  • Venus Williams