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Welcome

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 nonprofit and being in existence for over twenty years!

• GOALS •

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.

• WHAT TO EXPECT •

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.

• TICKETS •

Tickets are available here. The first fifty tickets sold will allow exclusive access to the VIP Cocktail Networking.

*Member ticket pricing available with Promotional Code found on our Member Resources page.

• SPONSORSHIPS •

For sponsor opportunities, click here.

 

• AGENDA •

For the day's agenda, please see below.

Our Premier Sponsors

We're honored to have your support.

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Meet Our Organizing Committee

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 Tickets Available Now

*The first 50 tickets sold receive exclusive access to
VIP Cocktail Networking from 2:30-4 PM

*Member ticket pricing available with Promotional Code found on our Member Resources page.

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What We Have Planned for You

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.​

See below for the full Summit agenda.

Looking to become a sponsor? Click here for details.

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WBG "Connectivity" Summit Agenda
Friday, October 4, 2024

9 AM

Registration & Seating

Harvard Foyer

Attendees will arrive at the Harvard Foyer to check in and will 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

Professional Headshots

Check in at Registration

in Harvard Foyer

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 AM

Welcome Speeches

Harvard Hall

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

Fireside Chat

"Connectivity With Resources"

Harvard Hall

Listen and learn from Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Economic Development Yvonne Hao while in conversation with another special guest (TBD).

11 AM

Panelist Session

"Connectivity With Purpose"

Harvard Hall

Panelists include:

1) Remke Van Zadelhoff

Founder of Good Clout Consulting

2) TBD

3) TBD

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

Lunch

"Connectivity With Soft Skills"

Massachusetts Room

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 PM

Keynote

"Connectivity With Mindset"

Harvard Hall

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

Panelist Session

"Connectivity With Community"

Harvard Hall

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

Moderated by Jeanne Richardson

WBG Board Director, Harvard University Alumni

& CEO of Blue Dynasty Entertainment and Travel

2 PM

Award Ceremony

Harvard Hall

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

Closing Remarks

Harvard Hall

Our Program Guide Maria DiLorenzo retakes the stage to thank all attendees, sponsors, and organizers.

2:30 PM

VIP Cocktail Networking

Massachusetts Foyer

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.

4 PM

Event Promptly FInishes

We bid farewill to our guests.

Introducing Our Speakers So Far...

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Tickets Available Now

*The first 50 tickets sold receive exclusive access to VIP Cocktail Networking from 2:30-4 PM

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