The Power Conference: Our Start
In 2010, with a spark from Montgomery County Economic Development, Women Business Owners of Montgomery County (WBO-MC) initiated a strategic partnership and reached out to Women Business Owners of Prince George’s County (WBO-PGC), Women Presidents Educational Organization (WPEO-DC), and Women in Business Education Foundation, to create a truly regional women’s business development conference. The focus of the Power Conference is business, all business, all day. The conference is designed to showcase women-owned businesses and businesswomen, introduce dynamic women speakers, give access to women experts, showcase women's business stories, female CEOs, executives, and professionals, and highlight resources for women. The Power Conference has attracted 500-700 regional businesswomen from throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia, as well as from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.
Past Keynote speakers have included Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley, Katy Kay, author of The Confidence Code and BBC America news anchor, Monica Kang, Founder of InnovatorsBox, Crystal McCrary, TV Producer of the Gotham Diaries, and Anne Balduzzi, Founder SameGrain.com platform.
Now in its eleventh year, the Power Conference has expanded from a premier professional event for women in the Washington, DC metro area to a virtual conference with national reach.
Highlights from The Power Conference 2016