8 Women's Conferences You Should Have On Your Radar this Fall

By Heather Finn

Pack up your power outfit and start working on those conversation starters, because here at Levo, we're officially declaring it conference season. Last year, The New York Times ran a story on the rise of women's empowerment conferences, and this year, those same events — run by women, about women, and for women — are back and better than ever.

At a typical conference, attendees will grow their professional networks, soak up some amazing career advice, and hear from any number of A-list speakers.

Want in on the fun? Consider adding one (or more!) of these seven Levo-approved events to your calendar before the season ends. We promise they'll leave you feeling inspired.

1. Know Your Value
This is the conference for ambitious women. Created by co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski, the Know Your Value tour talks all things self-value—negotiation, promotions, relationships, communication, and style. The tour’s first stop this fall is Chicago with special guests like Michelle Smith founder of MILLY, President of Oprah Winfrey Network Sheri Salata, and Team Captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition Alison Levine.

Date: September 25
Location:  Chicago (and other fall dates in Boston and Orlando)
Cost: $225
Scholarship option? No

2. Inc. Women's Summit
Consider the Inc. Women’s Summit your ultimate one-day networking event: The conference starts and ends with networking opportunities and even includes several networking breaks throughout the day. When you’re not busy connecting, though, look out for presentations from speakers like fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff and Dell entrepreneur-in-residence Elizabeth Gore.

Date: October 1
Location: New York City
Cost: $449
Scholarship option? No

3. Rock the World
Calling all female entrepreneurs: Rock the World is so the conference for you. Get inspired by super successful business owners (think Baked by Melissa's Melissa Ben-Ishay), up your Instagram game or sharpen your sales skills during expert-run breakout sessions, and shop the small-biz marketplace during this one-day “celebration of women.”

Date: October 3
Location: New York City
Cost: $197-$597
Scholarship option? No

4. S.H.E. Summit
This two-day conference is all about making women’s empowerment accessible to anyone and everyone—which means even male mentors are welcome! Don’t miss the sure-to-be-inspiring presentations from renowned author Deepak Chopra, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani.

Date: October 6-7
Location: New York City
Cost: $229-$349
Scholarship option? No

5. Emerging Women Live
Sure, this four-day event is all about helping women become stronger forces in the working world, but it’s also about helping them “find their inner truths.” Expect morning meditation sessions and musical interludes in between presentations from influential women like famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall and women’s empowerment advocate Dr. Tererai Trent. Can’t attend? Tune in via the conference livestream during the weekend of the event.

Date: October 8-11
Location: San Francisco
Cost: $2,100-$2,500 

Scholarship option? No

6. The Texas Conference for Women
The coolest thing about the one-day Texas Conference for Women is the variety of seminars offered for women at different places in their careers. Whether you’re a Millennial entering the workforce, a seasoned professional making a career pivot, or just a high school junior or senior trying to learn how you can make a difference, you can tailor your day’s schedule to fit your needs. Also cool? This year’s keynote speakers, which include actress Patricia Arquette and Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.

Date: October 15
Location: Austin
Cost: $155
Scholarship option? Yes, Young Women’s Scholarship for high school juniors and seniors

7. Pennsylvania Conference for Women
Following the same format as the Texas conference, the Pennsylvania Conference for Women offers seminar sessions tailored to your needs, social media and small business roundtables, and five different book signings throughout the day. High school juniors and seniors are welcome here, as well, and you’ll get to hear from actress Jessica Alba and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team player Carli Lloyd. What a lineup!

Date: November 19
Location: Philadelphia
Cost: $175
Scholarship option? Yes, Young Women's Scholarship for high school juniors and seniors

8. Women's Success Summit
Don’t expect to walk away from this three-day event without a game plan for your business—Women’s Success Summit founder Michelle Villalobos wants you to leave her conference with “actionable to-dos” and “solid strategies.” Though the 2015 speakers list has yet to be released, last year’s lineup of inspiring entrepreneurs (like award-winning PR entrepreneur Durée Ross) has us excited already.

Date: November 19-21
Location: Miami
Cost: $197-$797
Scholarship option? No

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