Annual Conference - 2022 - Professional BusinessWomen of California

Still we Risetogether!

 

In a unique moment of opportunity, promise and change, a community of nearly 4,000 luminaries, thought-leaders and engaged professionals from around the world convened on May 10-11, 2022 for a virtual event that informed, engaged, uplifted and–most of all–inspired. 

 

Rise, PBWC’s 33rd annual conference, advanced our collective power to make meaningful change by empowering authentic leaders at every level.

 

Take a look at our two-day conference highlights:

Since 1989, PBWC has gathered thousands of professionals from diverse backgrounds, genders and ages united by a shared vision of equal access to opportunity. Our highly-anticipated annual conference delivers inspiration, skill-building and networking opportunities to women at all career levels.

 

2022’s Rise conference welcomed influential and engaging keynote speakers, including:

  • Mindy Kaling, Award-Winning Writer, Actor and Producer behind Kaling International 
  • Lena Waithe, Emmy®-Winning Writer, Producer, Actor, and Founder & Chair of Hillman Grad
  • Rita Moreno, Multi-Award Winning Actress, Singer and Dancer
  • Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President, Ariel Investments 
  • Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn and a Partner at Greylock 
  • Reshma Saujani, Author of “Pay Up”, Founder, Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms
  • Ai-Jen Poo, President, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Melissa Stockwell, Patriot, 3-Time World Champion, Paralympic Medalist, Author, and Co-Founder, Dare2Tri

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Inspirational Words from Rise Speakers

Rita Moreno Photo and Quote
Cecilia Munoz Photo and Quote
Mellody Hobson Photo and Quote
Melissa Stockwell Photo and Quote
Reshma Saujani Photo and Quote
Tiffany Dufu Photo and Quote
Merline Saintil Photo and Quote
Rita Moreno Photo and Quote
Cecilia Munoz Photo and Quote
Mellody Hobson Photo and Quote
Melissa Stockwell Photo and Quote
Reshma Saujani Photo and Quote
Tiffany Dufu Photo and Quote
Merline Saintil Photo and Quote
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Other notable past conference keynote speakers include:

  • Sylvia Acevedo
  • Angela Ahrendts DBE
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Mary C. Daly
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Jane Fonda
  • Chetna Gala-Sinha
  • Dr. Bernice A. King
  • Lisa Ling
  • Jennifer Granholm
  • Congresswoman Deb Haaland
  • Carla Harris
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Valerie B. Jarrett
  • Rita Moreno
  • Cecile Richards
  • Geena Rocero
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Dr. Tererai Trent
  • Yara Shahidi
  • Maria Shriver
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Venus Williams