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Fri, Oct 04


Harvard Club of Boston

2024 WBG "Connectivity" Summit

We're honored to bring you a one-day summit for 100 women in business and their supporters. *Open to both Members and Nonmembers.

2024 WBG "Connectivity" Summit
2024 WBG "Connectivity" Summit

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA

About The Event


We're honored to bring you a one-day summit, which will be held at the Harvard Club of Boston on Friday, October 4, 2024, from 9:30 AM-4 PM ET for 100 women in business and their supporters. This special event celebrates the ten year anniversary of filing as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit and being in existence for over twenty years!

*For Member pricing, please visit your Member Resource page through your login here.

*The first 50 tickets sold will include access to our VIP Cocktail Networking hour.



Under the theme of 'Connectivity,' our summit aims to broaden your horizons, connecting you with your mindset, purpose, community, and the abundant resources available to you as a professional woman. By the end of the day, we want you to feel empowered, knowing that your goals are within reach, and equipped with a clearer vision of how to attain them.


Our planning committee has devised a day full of must-see high-profile guest speakers, a three-course plated lunch with dining etiquette training, an exclusive VIP cocktail hour, and networking opportunities with like-minded, high-quality women in Greater Boston.


Our event is made possible with the support of Boston Carriage and Artist In You.


Bassick Real Estate Advisors

Better Business Bureau

Arbonne International


Veselina Hristova-Jones



9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration & Seating

Attendees will arrive at the Harvard Foyer to check in and will be escorted to their designated seat in Harvard Hall. They will also be shown the exhibitor tables. Coffee, tea, and a light continental breakfast will be served in the Harvard Foyer.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Professional Headshots

Keeping in theme with supporting women in business, headshots in a designated area with the backdrop choice of Boston's infamous Commonwealth Avenue or the elegant double staircase will be available to guests who sign up in advance.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Welcome Speech

WBG President Janika LeMaitre will welcome all guests, recognize sponsors, and introduce the organizing committee. She will be followed by Program Guide Maria DiLorenzo, who will conduct a meditative reset.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Fireside Chat "Connectivity With Resources" + Q&A

Yvonne Hau, Massachusetts Secretary of Economics

Listen and learn from Massachusetts Secretary of Economics Yvonne Hao while in conversation with another special guest (TBD).

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Panelist Session "Connectivity With Purpose" + Q&A

Panelists include:

1) Remke Van Zadelhoff Founder of Good Clout Consulting

2) Speaker will be revealed in July 2024

3) Speaker will be revealed in July 2024

Moderated by Liliana Zygouris Wealth Manager at J.P.Morgan with The Botta McCarron Group & Board Director at ALPFA's Boston Chapter

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch "Connectivity With Soft Skills"

Daena Jeanne Antonelli, Certified Etiquette Expert

Enjoy a three-course plated meal upstairs in the beautifully bright Massachusetts Room while testing your dining etiquette knowledge and refining your table skills with Daena Jeanne Antonelli, Certified Etiquette Expert.

1:00 PM - 1:30 AM

Keynote Speech "Connectivity With Mindset"

Examine how you approach decision-making with Keynote speaker Dr. Laura Noel with Stretch Into Success, who's trained elite minds at NASA and Space X and improves how executives approach outward thinking, impacting how they do business at the highest levels. 

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Panelist Session "Connectivity With Community"

Panelists include:

1) Ashley Mitchell Co-Founder at The Courage Campaign

2) Sara O'Brien Senior Director of Public Engagement at Boston Lyric Opera 

3) Claudia O'Regan Vice President at WBG Connects and RVP at Arbonne International

Moderated by Jeanne Richardson WBG Board Director, Harvard University Alumni & CEO of Blue Dynasty Entertainment and Travel

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Awards Ceremony

President Janika LeMaitre will return to the podium to present the following awards:

1) The "Susana Brown" Award

2) The "Catalyst" Award

3) The "Woman to Watch" Award

*Award names subject to change.

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Closing Remarks

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

VIP Cocktail Networking Reception

This exclusive part of our day will host fifty guests, who'll each receive two drink tickets, a passed selection of delicious hors d'oeuvres, and a tasty farm-to-table cheese station. Attendees will have time to spark lively conversation and make lasting, high-quality connections.



There is self pay ticketed parking for a daily rate of $45 behind the venue located at 415 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115 and also next door at Pilgrim Parking: 425 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115. For parking rates, please see their website here.


Business attire.  We encourage you to make the best impression with your new connections and adhere to the venue's expectations.


Tickets are non-refundable.


  • Summit + VIP Cocktail Hour

    Sale ends: Oct 04, 4:00 PM EDT

    This non-refundable ticket grants you one reserved seat to the Summit which includes a three course plated lunch and access to the VIP Cocktail Hour from 2:30-4 PM which includes passed hors d'oeuvres and two beverages–a choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic. * Only 50 tickets available.

    +$8.75 service fee
  • Summit Access *9:30 AM-2 PM

    This non-refundable ticket grants you one reserved seat to the Summit which includes a three course plated lunch.

    +$8.13 service fee



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