Annual Conference - Professional BusinessWomen of California

Save the date for PBWC’s 33rd Annual Conference


The date is set for Rise: May 10-11, 2022!


PBWC’s virtual conference will help you manifest a new level of leadership in a time of dramatic change. Covid-19 may have set us back, but we are not defeated. As a community, we are coming together and moving forward for the greater good.


Join us to hear from inspiring keynotes, learn from empowering seminar speakers, and connect with women and allies who against all odds, rise—together.


Early Bird registration opens March 1st at $299 per ticket.

Watch our 2021 Conference Highlights


Since 1989, PBWC has convened thousands of diverse professionals with a shared passion for equality. The much-anticipated Annual Conference delivered motivational keynote speakers, skill-building seminar sessions and high-impact networking opportunities to support career advancement.


This year’s attendees heard and learned from the luminaries, thought leaders and change makers of our time, including:


  • Amanda Gorman, First-Ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America
  • Angela Ahrendts DBE, Chair of the Board, Save the Children International and Former SVP, Apple Retail and CEO, Burberry
  • Dr. Bernice A. King, Chief Executive Officer, The King Center
  • Gitanjali Rao, Scientist, Student, and TIME’s 2020 Kid of the Year
  • Gloria Steinem, Writer, Lecturer, Political Activist and Feminist Organizer
  • Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Trade Organization
  • Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama; Chair of the White House Council for Women and Girls (2009-2017)


Let’s continue the conversations and be the difference!


To view our 2021 agenda, click here.

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“My bucket of happiness is brimming! Couldn’t have asked for anything more at this time.”

– Genentech employee

“I found the conference uplifting and positive spirit. I felt engaged, not lectured.”

– Oracle employee

“This was a pretty complete experience! My first PBWC conference and I loved every minute I was able to attend.”

– Bank of the West employee

“I so enjoyed my first PBWC conference. I felt empowered, and I saw other successful women who felt the same way. It changed me.”

– Kaiser Permanente 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
  • Rita Moreno
  • Geena Rocero
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Dr. Tererai Trent
  • Yara Shahidi
  • Maria Shriver
  • Venus Williams