On August 11 – 13, 2020

We joined together and celebrated our community #ForGood!

Joining  together to achieve our shared vision of equality and celebrate the differences that strengthen our community.

PBWC’s annual conference provides inspiration, creates connections and develops personal and professional skills to support careers and organizations.

2020 Conference Highlights

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Annual Conference

Since 1989, PBWC’s Annual Conference has brought together thousands of women and men of diverse backgrounds, genders and ages united by a shared vision of equality for all in the workplace. The event delivers motivational keynote speakers, skill-building seminar sessions and high-impact networking opportunities to support our members and subscribers as they advance in their careers.


This year, we held our 31st Annual Conference virtually for the first time ever, converting the one-day in-person event into three amazing days of inspiration and connection. Attendees joined from over forty states and over ten countries to hear and learn from Keynote and Seminar speakers who addressed the challenges we’re all facing today: the evolving workplace, racism, allyship and hope for our future. Keynote speakers included:


  • Sylvia Acevedo, rocket scientist and former Girl Scouts of the USA CEO
  • Cate Blanchett, actor and humanitarian
  • Mary C. Daly, San Francisco Federal Reserve CEO and President
  • Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, author and Stanford University professor
  • Tiera Fletcher, rocket scientist
  • Carla Harris, author and Morgan Stanley’s Managing Director
  • Lisa Ling, journalist
  • Yara Shahidi, actor and activist
  • Dr. Tererai Trent, educator and trailblazer


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.


To view our 2020 Conference Program, click here.

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Other notable past conference keynote speakers include:

  • Madeleine Albright
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Jane Fonda
  • Chetna Gala-Sinha
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Geena Rocero
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Maria Shriver
  • Venus Williams

“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