The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is an event where professionals can enrich their lives. Women and men from all walks of life share their wisdom during the event. Speaking topics range from practical life advice and inspiring stories to the many ways we can better affect others and the world. I had the pleasure of listening to and learning from a variety powerful speakers. There was plenty of great material this year and I tweeted as much as possible from each speaking event. I have included images from my Twitter account, @EpicCareering (which you should follow). These are just snippets of the wisdom that was shared. I encourage you all to attend the PA Conference for Women next year.
Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd)
American Professional Soccer Midfielder
Carli Lloyd is a professional soccer star who has won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and two gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
Rachel Ray (@rachelray_show)
Rachel Ray is the host of Rachel Ray, stars in three Food Network series, and has written 14 best-selling cookbooks.
Leymah Gbowee (@LeymahRGbowee)
Liberian Peace Activist
Leymah Gbowee led the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace in 2003 that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.
Cindy Solomon (@cindysolomon)
Keynote Speaker and Strategic Consultant
Cindy Solomon has helped many Fortune 1000 companies cultivate strong leaders around the world for over 20 years. She has also written several best-selling books.
Emily Lightfoot (@Healthcare_ABC)
Health Systems Senior Vice President of AmerisourceBergen
Emily Lightfoot leads the commercial segment for AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation and has held leadership positions for over 13 years.
Jami McKeon (@morganlewislaw)
Chair of Morgan Lewis
Jami McKeon is the Chairman of America’s Largest Firm and the first woman to hold this position in the firm’s 140-year history.
Jessica Jackley (@jessicajackley)
Entrepreneur and Investor
Jessica Jackley co-founded Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer micro-lending website. She served as Walt Disney Imagineering’s first Entrepreneur in Residence, and is currently an independent consultant and investor with the Collaborative Fund.
Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin)
Gretchen Rubin has authored several best-selling books that have sold more than two million copies worldwide. She started her career in law and was a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor before becoming a writer.
John Jacobs (@lifeisgood)
Co-Founder of The Life is Good Company
The Life is Good Company is a positive lifestyle brand which spreads the power of optimism through art, nonprofit work, and community. John Jacobs is an artist who has been awarded honorary doctorates for entrepreneurship, business innovation, and philanthropy.
Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba)
Actress and Co-founder of The Honest Company
Jessica Alba is an award-winning actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the TV series Dark Angel. In 2012 she co-founded The Honest Company, a consumer goods company that sells non-toxic household products.
Gloria Steinem (@GloriaSteinem)
Gloria Steinem co-founded Ms. Magazine, and helped to found New York Magazine. She is also a documentary producer and a best-selling author. Steinem also helped to found the Women’s Action Alliance, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Media Center, and Voters for Choice.