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Annual Dynamic Leadership Conference for Connecticut Women Returns

Joan Lunden

The 41st Annual Business Women’s Forum: Strategies for Success event will be held February 21, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In February 2024, the Business Women’s Forum (BWF) is celebrating 41 years of interacting, learning and networking as one of the largest, longest-running, full-day, annual, in-person conferences for women in Connecticut. The event will be hosted by Renee DiNino, a radio host with The River 105.9 and the director of community affairs and on-air programming for iHeartMedia in Connecticut.

The “A Professional and Personal Development Conference By Women, For Women” forum is a Waterbury Regional Chamber program. BWF will have Joan Lunden, journalist, author, TV host and senior advocate, as the keynote speaker. Other notable guests include author, professional speaker and workshop facilitator Kymberli Speight as the motivational speaker presenting about networking for internal engagement, employee retention and building trust.

Session speaker Robyn Greenspan, M.S., is a university professor, corporate content strategist, presentation coach and the author of Dopamine Hacks: How to Mind Shift and Mood Lift Your Way to Motivation. Alisa Lee Hunt, Ph.D., the dean of the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University, will present the Confident and Credible Leadership: How to Navigate Gender Differences in Communication session.


In addition to providing attendees access to speakers, networking opportunities and diverse training, the forum has provided over $200,000 in scholarships to female college students pursuing a business degree. Event sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information and tickets, CTBWF.com. Location: Aqua Turf Club at 556 Mulberry Street in Plantsville, CT.