Business Women'sForum

October 22, 2021

Aqua Turf Plantsville

14-October, 2020

Changing Times: Discover How We’ve Reinvented the Business Women’s Forum

For 37 years, the Business Women’s Forum (BWF) was known as the largest, longest running full-day annual in-person conference for women in Connecticut. As so many conferences and events have done in 2020, the Business Women’s Forum has pivoted to deliver the valuable and engaging content that attendees have come to expect online, direct to our participants’ homes and offices.

This shift has allowed us to continue the longstanding tradition of the BWF during times of social distancing, while also enabling us to serve a wider audience of business women from a larger geographic footprint. This exciting digital event will continue to showcase nationally known speakers and trainers who educate and inspire attendees both personally and professionally. We are thrilled to be bringing you sessions this year with keynote speaker Valerie Bertinelli, award-winning speaker Amanda Gore, Leading Edge Coaches, and Debbie Faye.

In addition to providing attendees access to phenomenal speakers, networking opportunities and diverse training, the Forum has supplied in excess of $200,000 in scholarships to female college students pursuing a business degree during our long history. Prominent keynote speakers throughout our long history include Barbara Corcoran, Suze Orman, Robin Roberts, Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Goldie Hawn, and Jamie Lee Curtis.




Who’s Speaking

Keynote and Motivational Speakers


The Agenda

Dynamic Speakers and Engaging Digital Content

From 1 PM-5 PM hear from our amazing speakers:

Valerie Bertinelli  – Taking it One Day at a Time

Amanda Gore – Re-Set: How to Stay Sane in Crazy Times

Debbie Fay – Changing Times, Changing Communication

Leading Edge Coaches – Stress, Resilience & Change


PLUS! Giveaways, Scholarships, Fun and more!

Sponsorship has its privileges! View our event sponsorship opportunities!

What Attendees Say

Everyone was smiling

Everyone was smiling! Between the speakers, the food, the peers, the prizes... everything made people smile

Lori Dorso

Lori Dorso


Amazing High Energy

The high energy was amazing, so much so that it was pervasive throughout the day and carried into the breakout sessions. There are always fantastic "take-aways" from this event that energize me to take a fresh positive approach at work and in my personal life. There were so many opportunities to engage with other business professional and an abundance of great ideas for increasing productivity, motivation and engagement with my team

Sue Sprano

Sue Sprano



The best thing about the Forum was the camaraderie shared amongst women of all ages, races, beliefs and backgrounds. We all want to grow and make an impact in the community so it’s awesome sharing the experience with like-minded women

Nina Cotes

Nina Cotes

CDS Displays

Empower Each Other

Over 600  women in a room together with a common goal to empower each other...The world needs more of this

Laura Nielson

Laura Nielson

CDS Displays

This conference is full of women who build each other up

I love to surround myself with smart, educated women that truly make a difference.  This conference is full of women who build each other up

Kristie Balisciano

Kristie Balisciano


Motivational Full of Positive Energy

I think the best thing about the Forum is the positive energy, encouragement, and support given to all of the attendees. I loved how well the attendees were treated. It was not only a motivational and educational day, but also a day to feel pampered

Marie Gaffney

Marie Gaffney

Post University

Women Motivating Each Other

The best thing about the Forum was the conference as a whole - I like women from all over getting together and motivating each other

Vicky Thong

Vicky Thong


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Event FAQS

Information you need to know about the event

What is the policy regarding prizes?

All prizes and giveaways, from all donors and sponsors, are NOT subject to exchange for store credit or other goods or services.

How can I access the exclusive attendee Facebook Group?

To access the group, you will need your registration confirmation number found on the confirmation email. You can request to join the group at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwfreinvented2020

Once I register, how will I gain access to the Conference?

Upon completing your ticket package purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with the information and links you’ll need to participate in the conference.

Will there be a mobile app?

Yes! The mobile app will be released prior to the event. Registered attendees will receive an email with instructions when it is available to download. The app affords attendees the opportunity to connect directly with fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors.

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