The all-day event will take place Friday, March 29, 2019, from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Springfield, MA— In celebration of women everyone knocking down doors and breaking through glass ceilings, Bay Path University will host their 24th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) on Friday, March 29, 2019. This one-day event, which has become the region’s prime women’s leadership event for professional networking and enrichment, will challenge women seeking to make career or life changes to look at the power within to make their dreams a reality, and to dare to ask “why not me?” instead of “why me?”
“I see and hear all too often from women how we either let others put boundaries on our ambitions, or we set limits on ourselves not to dream too big,” said Caron Hobin, Vice President for Strategic Alliances, Bay Path University. “When confronted with life decisions, big and small, I like flipping the question about whether or not to boldly go forward with an idea or action from Why Me? to Why Not Me? I believe this shift in mindset becomes easier if you can hear from others how they have gotten themselves over that hurdle.”
Keynote speakers will share their perspectives on this year’s conference theme, “Why not me,” motivating and inspiring attendees to challenge closed doors and to make waves around the world, effecting positive change in their lives, communities, and beyond.
Delivering the WLC’s keynote address will be
Mel Robbins, the celebrated serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, life strategist, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the
The conference’s opening keynote speaker, who’s sure to inspire with their “why not me” story, will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more information.
In addition to the three keynote speakers, breakout sessions focused on reimagining the narrative around women in leadership will be led by Cy Wakeman, drama researcher, global thought leader, New York Times best-selling author, and President and Founder of Reality-Based Leadership; Kim Meninger, certified executive and leadership development coach, and President and Founder of Executive Career Success; Dr. Kristina Hallet, Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Bay Path, executive coach, and best-selling author; and Kim Lear, Founder of Inlay Insights, storyteller, writer, and researcher.
Now in its 24th year, Bay Path University’s Women’s Leadership Conference has garnered more than 23,000 attendees and featured more than 165 prominent speakers throughout its history, including Lena Waithe, Arianna Huffington, Barbara Walters, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nicholas Kristof, and Gloria Estefan. For further information on the conference and to register, visit www.baypathconference.com.
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About Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno is an actress, dancer
About Mel Robbins
Melanie "Mel" Robbins is an American on-air CNN commentator, television host, author, and motivational speaker. Robbins is widely known for covering the George Zimmerman trial; her TED X talk, How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over, with over 15 million views on YouTube alone; and her book, The 5 Second Rule.
About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 25 graduate programs for women and men; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.
About the Women’s Leadership Conference
The Bay Path University Women’s Leadership Conference is the region’s