A community of game changers and changemakers

BE Conference starts and ends with networking opportunities and even includes several structured mentorship sessions, media opportunities and networking breaks throughout the day.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Early Check In and Networking Cocktails
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sharon Waxman, Founder & Editor in Chief, Fireside Chat
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Networking Nightcap

Monday, March 12, 2018

  • 7:00am - 8:00am Coffee & Tea in Lobby for Morning Activities

    Guided Mentor Run: Explore Austin by foot with our local athletic sponsor Under Armour, special gifts will be available for all who attend

    Knitting Circle: Meet and Hear the HERstory of the Pussyhat Movement from the Founder, Jayna Zweiman

    Morning Meditation: Center Your Full Day of BE Conference, Sponsored by Flipboard

  • 8:00am - 9:00am Registration is Open

    Breakfast: Coffee, tea & buffet

  • 9:00am - 10:45am Welcome & Opening Keynotes

    Welcome from WrapWomen

    Women In The Spotlight: The New Politics

    Featuring NY Public Advocate, Letitia James

    Panel: The New Activism

    The new women’s movement – the origins, momentum, path to change featuring Emiliana Guereca 

    Fact-Check: Where Women Stand Now – the Good, the Bad and the Future

    Learn the secrets of how trailblazing women have integrated their personal and professional goals. Lisen Stromberg, Partner+COO of the 3% Movement and author of “Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career,” will share insights from her cutting-edge research of 1,500 high achieving women and will provide you with insights on how you, too, can integrate your work+life.

  • 10:45am - 11:15am Networking Break

    In the Networking Nook:

    Entrepreneurship: Meet the Founders

    Featuring: Bea Fischel-Bock, Cindy Whitehead, Maile Pacheco

    Speakers Corner:

    Make Your Pitch; Solve a Problem; Promote Your Platform

  • 11:15am - 12:45pm Mentorship Sessions

    Meet with mentors to converse and connect on finding a career path, personal finances, work/life balance, entrepreneurship, business ideas, raising capital, running a business, hiring and firing or other workplace issues.

  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm Networking Lunch

    Lunch with like minded young women. Dine and participate in a fun activity to expand your network.


  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm Afternoon Keynote

    Breaking into the (Comedy) Boy’s Club:

    A discussion featuring Sharon Waxman and the ladies of Baroness Von Sketch

  • 2:45 - 3:45 Afternoon Panels

    When Harvey Weinstein Happened – How Hollywood is Changing

    Featuring Sarah Anne Masse

    Marketing Gurus

    Finding joy, meaning, and passion as a leader and manager

    Achieving the Impossible – Career Stories You’re Not Going to Believe

    Hint: It’s not really impossible

    Empire Building – Thinking Big from Day One

    Learning how to scale your business featuring Cindy Whitehead

  • 3:45pm - 4:15pm Networking Break

    In the Networking Nook:

    Fund Your Business, Grow Your Business

    There are many places to go to find start up funding for your business. What are your options and which one is right for you?

    Where Do I Start? Making It Happen

    How do you birth your idea into the world?

    Super Charge Your Social Media

  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm Mastermind Breakout Sessions

    Diversity is Your Strength – Use It 

    How to let your uniqueness allow you to rise.

    What do you want to BE: The Confidence Gap

    How does the confidence gap impact all aspects of women’s lives? What’s standing in the way of reaching your potential?

    It’s My Body – Owning Your Space

    When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, do you know your rights? Do you know how to spot it? And what to do next?

    Build Up Your F**k Off Fund

    How to negotiate salary, own your worth and feel empowered when you discuss money and finances

  • 5:15pm Closing Performance
  • 6:00pm Closing Cocktails