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The WLC, REimagined

Celebrating 25 years of women’s leadership.

 After being on hiatus for two years too long, Bay Path University's Women's Leadership Conference (WLC) came back full speed on Friday, April 1, 2022. With 1200 attendees, 60 vendors, four focus session speakers, three keynote speakers, and one surprise ice cream treat of a special sampling of Tyra Banks' new SmIze Cream, the 25th WLC was more of a reunion for the women and men of western New England—many glad to see familiar faces!

The day was spent laughing, learning, and, as many attendees shared, feeling empowered to REimagine what comes next for them in both their professional and personal lives. Keynote speakers included business mogul, faculty member, and model Tyra Banks; visionary disrupter and founder of Girls Auto Clinic and the #shecanic movement Patrice Banks; and author and humorous motivational speaker Christine Cashen. Focus session speakers brought workplace relevant topics to life, including Managing Complexity and Extreme Risk, The Power of Meaning, Staying Sane with Disruptive Personalities in the Workplace, and Thrive at Work. 

The celebration of empowering women continued with the induction of two new inductees into the 20th Century Women's Leadership Hall of Fame: Patrice Banks, author and entrepreneur, and Susan Jaye-Kaplan, Co-Founder of Links to Libraries.

Save the date for next year’s Women’s Leadership Conference: April 7, 2023

Special thank you to our 25th Anniversary Sponsors MassMutual, PeoplesBank, and Aramark.

All photos courtesy of Leah Martin Photography
Students prepared to welcome attendees to the conference.
President Doran welcomes attendees to the 25th WLC.
Morning keynote speaker Christine Cashen kicked the day off with laughter and life lessons.
A WLC tradition, MassMutual attendees gather for a company photo.
Luncheon keynote speaker Patrice Banks signs books after her session.
Attendees shopped and mingled in between sessions.
President Doran interviews Tyra Bank for the afternoon keynote session.
WLC keynote speakers brought insight and laughter to the audience.
Keynote speaker Tyra Banks.
Afternoon keynote speaker Tyra Banks answers questions from the audience.