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Looking for platforms to celebrate your achievements in business and connect with other ambitious female professionals?

For your convenience, we selected the best opportunities for female founders to help you grow professionally, meet, network and be inspired by fellow businesswomen.

Whether you are a successful business owner, developing your startup or aspiring entrepreneur, we prepared an overview of conferences, summits, accelerators and other events worth your attention.

Top opportunities for female founders in 2019


SheStarts 2019

Deadline: April 23, 2019 | Apply here
Eligibility: SheStarts is designed to empower women*led business to solve big problems with technolog

SheStarts is an accelerator program like no other. Turbocharging women entrepreneurs to build big tech ideas, with the help of:

  • An in-house dedicated tech team to help build an amazing product from idea to launch
  • First class training in startup methodologies to grow your business for success
  • Access to the who’s who of global startup advisors and partnerships with some of Australia’s leading brands
  • Access to venture capital to help kickstart your entrepreneurial journey

Invest In Women 2019

Dates: April 29 – May 1, 2019 | Register here
Location: Atlanta, the United States

Invest In Women 2019 is the leading forum nationwide to explore, discuss and learn about issues that are meaningful for women financial advisors and female clients.

Both male and female advisors are invited to this event that promises insight and networking to help practices grow. Take the opportunity to be inspired — and have fun — at a conference you won’t want to miss. Plan to be there and register now.


Circular Summit 2019

Dates: May 9-10, 2019 | Register here
Location: Santa Rosa, the United States

The Circular Summit will give you the tools and network to take your business to the next level. Get down to business with other high-growth female founders, investors, media, policymakers and enterprise partners at Alice’s Circular Summit.

Over two days in gorgeous Sonoma County, you’ll have access to experts during intimate adventure tracks and step-by-step workshops, all designed to accelerate your company’s growth and close the gap for women entrepreneurs.


Yellow Conference New York 2019

Date: May 10, 2019 | Register here
Location: New York, the United States

A gathering for entrepreneurial-minded women who are using their gifts, skills and talents to make the world a better place. Join the very first East Coast event where we will be exploring what it looks like to “create meaningful work”.

You will be diving into the idea of work not being a career, but how we find and create meaning in this world. How can we create meaningful work in the world for good and encourage others around us to use their work for good? How can we use what we have to spread more love, kindness and goodness during these difficult times?


Global Female Leaders Summit 2019

Dates: May 13-14, 2019 | Register here
Location: Berlin, Germany

The Global Female Leaders summit brings together high-achieving leaders from all over the world. It gives focus to new ways of thinking and presents aspects we think we already understand from a new and unfamiliar perspective.

This summit enables women to start a dialogue; women who shape their societies and their organisations – women who make their mark.


Women’s Leadership Conference 2019

Dates: May 15, 2019 | Register here
Location: Omaha, the United States

ICAN’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference is known to be powerful, insightful and authentic, representative of the leadership trends and transformations present in today’s workplace.


Women in AI Dinner Boston 2019

Dates: May 21, 2019 | Register here
Location: Boston, the United States

Over the course of the dinner, hear from leading female experts in machine learning & AI and discuss the impact of this rapidly advancing technology. Attendees will establish new connections and network with peers in sectors including retail, manufacturing, transport, healthcare & security.


yher Accelerator Program 2019

Deadline: May 30, 2019 | Apply here
Eligibility: Female-led ventures in the early stages having at least one female co-founder who will participate in the program. Your venture must exist to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

The yher Accelerator Program is a powerful opportunity for passionate female impact entrepreneurs in the Pacific who are at the early stages of building businesses and organisations that exist to change the lives of people living in poverty, with a preference for ventures who have an impact on women and girls.


FORTUNE MPW International Summit London 2019

Dates: June 3-4, 2019 | Register here
Location: London, the United Kingdom

The program includes the issues top of mind for every company in this rapidly changing business and political environment. The audience, hand-selected by FORTUNE, is an extraordinary group of leaders that can be found at no other events.

The Summit features peer-to-peer networking, breakout discussions, and engaging content built around interviews and conversations—no long speeches or presentations.


Women In Business Expo 2019

Date: June 21, 2019 | Register here
Location: Birmingham, the United Kingdom

The Expo brings together women from all industries, professional, corporate backgrounds, providing a platform to showcase successful women businesses, celebrating achievements and giving out a strong message ‘that anything is possible, achievable in business with the right mind-set, access to business experts and working around the challenges within traditional business structures.’


Forbes Women’s Summit 2019

Dates: June 17–18, 2019 | Apply here
Location: New York, the United States

Now more than ever, today’s most transformative minds are redefining pathways to power and taking bold ideas to the front lines to solve for the most pressing challenges of our time. Across industries and generations, how are women at the helm navigating monumental change to rearchitect industries, spark major movements and unlock opportunities for others?

The 2019 Forbes Women’s Summit will bring together a community of inspiring and innovative visionaries whose ambitious actions are changing the world at unprecedented scale.


eWomenNetwork Entrepreneur Conference & Expo 2019

Dates: August 1-3, 2019 | Register here
Location: Dallas, the United States

eWomenNetwork Entrepreneur Conference & Expo is the premier women’s business event company, providing a comprehensive success system to its members.

Hundreds of diverse business categories are represented along with a cultural/ethnic mix of women entrepreneurs and business professionals. eWomenNetwork celebrates the brilliance and power of women.


Yellow Conference Los Angeles 2019

Dates: August 22-23, 2019 | Register here
Location: Los Angeles, the United States

Coming from a variety of disciplines, 500 women gather together from all over the world every year at Yellow Conference to learn from social good trailblazers, connect with like-minded, innovative women and most importantly, connect with themselves and their unique purpose in the world.


Women in AI Dinner New York 2019

Date: September 3, 2019 | Register here
Location: New York, the United States

Over the course of the dinner, hear from leading female experts in Artificial Intelligence and discuss the impact of this rapidly advancing technology.

Attendees will establish new connections and network with peers in sectors including retail, manufacturing, transport, healthcare & security.


International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2019

Date: September 2019 | Registration TBA
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

The International Conference will create an impact by gathering the most relevant stakeholders and leaders to strengthen cooperation and identify the best ways to drive positive change toward gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The conference will focus on women’s roles as change-makers and leaders in the region and explore how women and men can overcome cultural and social barriers for driving forward the agenda for women’s empowerment and the achievement of the SDGs.


Grace Hopper Celebration 2019

Date: October 1-4, 2019 | Register here
Location: Orlando, the United States

Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Attend inspiring keynotes and sessions, network with peers, and gain important resources to help you succeed in and further your career.


Pennsylvania Conference for Women 2019

Date: October 2, 2019 | Register here
Location: Orlando, the United States

The mission of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women is to promote, communicate and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond.

The annual nonpartisan, nonprofit conference brings together thousands of active professionals to connect, renew, and find inspiration in community.


Female Entrepreneur Summit 2019

Date: October 23, 2019 | Register here
Location: Cleveland, the United States

Contempo is proud to present the annual Female Entrepreneur Summit—where Cleveland’s female entrepreneurs meet to connect, learn and grow. Engage with successful entrepreneurs, dynamic speakers and experts who will share resources, opportunities and personal testimonials.

Grow your knowledge and expand your network during a day-long program specifically designed for you, whether you’re in start-up or scale-up mode. You’ll walk away with practical insights, honest advice and proven tactics help your company grow and thrive.


Texas Conference for Women 2019

Date: October 24, 2019 | Registration opens on May 21
Location: Austin, the United States

The Texas Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of Texas women each year.

The mission of the Conferences for Women is to promote, communicate and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond. At our annual nonpartisan, nonprofit conferences, we bring together thousands of active professionals to connect, renew, and find inspiration in community.


TEDWomen 2019

Dates: December 4-6, 2019 | Apply here
Location: Palm Springs, the United States

Celebrating pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started, and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates. TEDWomen 2019 will be no less than a joyful, thought-provoking celebration of smarts, savvy and diverse dynamism.

TEDWomen conferences bring together a global community of people interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action.


Massachusetts Conference for Women 2019

Dates: December 11-12, 2019 | Registration opens in June
Location: Boston, the United States

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides one full day of connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year.

The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.


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