What do you get when you mix influential women, industry track sessions, a super awesome keynote speaker and several networking opportunities? A more successful YOU!
On October 4, 2012, MITX, Microsoft and The Commonwealth Institute will welcome over 250 women to the NERD Center for a day of learning, leadership development, career reflection and of course, successful YOU training.
The conference has sold out every year and we have no reason to think this year will be any different. In fact, since they say 3rd times a charm, this year is likely to knock your socks off. Lucky for you, registration opened today so you can secure your spot NOW! Stop reading, buy now.
Just kidding! I don’t want you to stop reading. What I meant to say was READ NOW! BUY AFTER!
So why do we put together a leadership conference focused on women? I’m so glad you asked. It’s no secret that men far outnumber women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) roles. BUT WHY!? Microsoft, MITX and The Commonwealth Institute realize that girls are less likely to pursue careers in STEM because they think it’s hard and unobtainable. Hard, yes, but unobtainable? NO WAY! 100% of the conference proceeds go to fund initiatives that illustrate careers in STEM. The recipient non-profit organizations, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and Science Club for Girls, use the money we raise to show girls that STEM careers are meaningful, exciting and rewarding thru activities like university visits, company talks, science experiments and more.
Last year we had 30 girls from these beneficiary organizations skip school (GASP!) and attend our conference. Needless to say they had a blast and now have a broader spectrum of what they can be when they grow up. One of the student attendees, Jacqueline Guerrera reflects “Gender does not define what you will become in the future. I hope to become a biologist, and from then I’m not sure exactly where to go because there’s so many opportunities out there.”
This year’s keynote speaker is Children’s Hospital Boston’s first ever Chief Innovation Officer, Naomi Fried. I cannot think of a more appropriate speaker for a city that loves innovation and an event that celebrates women leaders! Visit the Successful You website to stay engaged as we develop the agenda and add more speakers. In the meantime, check out this video highlight from last year.
Okay, now that you’re done reading, you can buy a ticket.