California Conference for Women


California Conference for Women Announces New Speakers for March 4th Event Focused on Supporting Women—and the Urgent Need to Create More Equitable Workplaces

Best-selling authors Glennon Doyle and Adam Grant join Dr. Jane Goodall, Ursula Burns, Angie Thomas and More

January 11, 2021 – Bestselling authors Glennon Doyle and Adam Grant have joined a world-class lineup for the inaugural California Conference for Women on March 4th, a virtual event that will focus on the urgent need to create more equitable workplaces in the wake of a pandemic that forced more than 2.2 million women to leave the workforce in 2020. The theme is Leading the Way Forward.

Iconic conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, bestselling author Angie Thomas, and Ursula Burns, the first Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, will keynote the California Conference for Women during Women’s History Month. Tickets are available for the virtual event at

The nonprofit, nonpartisan California Conference for Women is the newest addition to the Conferences for Women, the nation’s largest network of women’s conferences, which also holds annual events in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The Conference will offer interactive networking, inspiration, and tools to help navigate today’s challenges. A host of expert-led sessions will cover topics including tapping your inner strength and resiliency; dismantling inequalities at work; parenting independent children; and breaking bad habits.

Doyle is an activist and author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers Untamed, a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick, and Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times best-seller Carry On, Warrior. A thought leader and speaker, Doyle leads a highly engaged social media following of more than three million people. She is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization.

Grant, an organizational psychologist, is Wharton’s top-rated professor, bestselling author, and host of WorkLife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40. Grant’s latest book, Think Again, helps readers learn to rethink their opinions and open their minds.

The Conference also will offer:

  • Timely, interactive sessions with renowned speakers including You Are a Badass author Jen Sincero; Time’s Up co-founder Nina Shaw; Daisy Auger-Domínguez, chief people officer of the VICE Media Group; Julie Lythcott-Haims, bestselling author, How to Raise an Adult; and Emily Nagoski, PhD, co-author, Burnout, among others.
  • Opportunities to engage with speakers and each other, support women-owned businesses, and participate in facilitated networking sessions and resume reviews.
  • A virtual career fair where attendees can browse job opportunities and chat with recruiters from Conference sponsor partner companies.
  • A celebration of California women who are frontline workers as part of the Storytellers Contest, presented by Target and the Conferences for Women.

The California Conference for Women is generously underwritten by presenting sponsor Google; champions for women sponsors Gilead Sciences, Inc., Juniper Networks and Silicon Valley Bank; official lifestyle sponsor Target; official networking sponsor Cisco; along with the following sponsors: Dell Technologies; Hologic; Johnson & Johnson; Raytheon Technologies; Roche; BeiGene; Cohesity; Merck & Co., Inc.; Niantic; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Alaska Airlines; Bristol Myers Squibb; Boston Scientific Corporation; Pure Storage; Samsung; State Street Corporation; and Teradyne.

Registration Open!