PBWC Young Women’s Professional Summit

Connect with a network of peers for inspiration and tools to design the path towards a dream career.

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Connect with a network of like-minded peers for inspiration and tools to help you design the path towards your dream career.

On September 15, 2021, PBWC’s Young Women’s Professional Summit convened a diverse group of early career community members for an action-packed program.


Our speakers inspired and empowered us with pearls of wisdom including:


  • “In a world that tells us we aren’t enough, give yourself the grace to know that you are.”—Blair Imani, Historian, Educator, Author and Influencer


  • “Know your audience. What are they looking for and what are they asking? And then always think and W.A.I.T. (Why Am I Talking) before communicating and responding.”—Sue Richards, Global Head of Print Microfluidics, Technology & Operations, HP Inc.


  • “Always ask questions. There are advocates out there that want to help you along.”—Phuong Phillips, Chief Legal Officer, Zynga


  • “Be the first person with your background to be in that role. Don’t look at what other people have done and say you need to do that to get there.”—Natalie Vais, Principal, Amplify Partners


  • “Things are not always rainbows and doughnuts. Life happens. Find compassion, kindness and respect, then draw boundaries so you grow from what you learn.”— Amy Ahlers, Coach, Speaker and Author


  • “Be really transparent in your initial ask. Know what you want and what are you worth.”—Arielle Julie, Lead Recruiter, Pinterest


Thank you to our event sponsor, Zynga!


If you’re interested in working with the PBWC team on early career events like the recent summit, please email info@pbwc.org to learn how to get involved.


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“Good job delivering a valuable program.”

“Thank you again. I look forward to the next event!”

“Great experience and very engaging time!”

“The panel was awesome! I really loved hearing from senior professionals’ journeys and challenges.”