If only there were a conference dedicated to female speakers who want to propel change in the attendees. Oh wait, there is! It’s called S.H.E. Summit and it’s set for June 5-6. Here are some details about the event and why it’s turning heads, in a good way.
What is S.H.E. Summit?
S.H.E. Summit is a two-day event based in New York City that features over 60 female speakers spread over 20 sessions. The acronym S.H.E. stands for “She Helps Empower.” It is a collaborative enterprise between Claudia Chan and 92Y.
Speaker topics at the 2014 women’s conference include career, motherhood, technology, science, leadership and more. Notable presenters are… many! For example, there is Campbell Brown, an award-winning journalist whose work is published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more. There’s Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, founder of Maiden Nation, a project that spotlights ethically sourced items created by women. Other speakers include Joanna Barsh, Stephanie Schriock and more. Yes, these ladies have serious qualifications.
The goal? To provide women with a central hub to network with other females, discuss current issues, build professional and personal connections and, yes, strive for change where needed.
Why is S.H.E. Summit Turning Heads?
Aha, this part is the filling in your favorite chocolate bar. In other words, the best part. S.H.E. Summit represents female empowerment. The conference is a place to exchange opinions, share knowledge and learn from other women. There are leading businesswomen as speakers, who are role models that show us that YES we can achieve so much if we wholeheartedly believe in ourselves. Of course, issues such as the unequal wages between men and women are bound to be thrown on the table at some point over the two days. That’s good, however. Why? Delving into those conversations in meaningful, respectful ways can make way for positive changes.
But wait, there’s another very cool aspect about the 2014 women’s conference, particularly if you can’t attend it live in NYC (tickets are available through the main website). Other ways to participate include hosting a S.H.E. meetup or interacting with the group on social media with the hashtag #SHESummit. That means that you can also begin to help improve the roles of women both within and outside of the business worlds. Very cool.
So, what topic would you like to hear discussed at the 2014 S.H.E. Summit conference? Feel free to comment below with your thoughts.