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Business Women'sForum
October 29th 2019

Aqua Turf Plantsville

29-October, 2019

Business Women's Forum 2019

The Business Women’s Forum (BWF) is the largest, longest running full-day annual conference for women in Connecticut. This exciting event showcases nationally known speakers and trainers who educate and inspire attendees both personally and professionally.
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.
Prominent keynote speakers throughout our long history include Barbara Corcoran, Suze Orman, Robin Roberts, Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Goldie Hawn, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Along with two keynote addresses, workshops are offered throughout the day which educate and address issues of importance to employers and employees.


OCTOBER 2019Aqua Turf, Plantsville, Connecticut

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Give Back with the Business Women’s Forum

At this year’s BWF, we invite you to help us lift others up with our Charitable Partner, Dress for Success Hartford. The Business Women’s Forum will be hosting an Accessory Drive at our event on October 29th.

This partnership means we’re encouraging attendees to take a look at some of the accessories collecting dust in your closet and consider donating them to someone who could use some support.

We will be collecting new and lightly used:

-Jewelry                          -Handbags

-Scarves                          – Unopened Cosmetics

-Belts                               – Unopened Pantyhose

Learn more about Dress for Success Hartford by clicking here.

Who’s Speaking

Keynote and Motivational Speakers

Stacy London

Stacy London

Fashion Expert. Author. Television Host. Spokesperson. Magazine Editor/Contributor.

Connie Podesta

Connie Podesta

Motivational Speaker

The Agenda

Enter A Full Day of Workshops and Wonderful Speakers

Network, View Sponsor Exhibits and Enjoy a Continental Breakfast prior to the kickoff of events at the 37th Annual Business Women's Forum View Details

Location: Aqua Turf

Hall of fame Keynote Speaker, award-winning author of 7 books, human resource professional, 25-year licensed therapist, actress, comedienne, former radio/TV personality, an expert in the psychology of human behavior as it relates to sales, leadership, change and personal/professional development. View Details

Location: Aqua Turf

Stacy London has built a career on building confidence, lifting others up, and showing people the power of embracing their strengths. Best known as the co-host of TLC’s hugely popular show, What Not to Wear for 10 years,  Stacy is also a New York Times Bestselling author and a contributor on ABC’s The View and Rachael Ray’s syndicated talk show, Rachael. A spokesperson for multiple national brands and highly-sought-after fashion expert, Stacy takes her passion for helping others bring out their best to the speaking circuit.Turning personal adversity into professional advantage – and doing it all with grace and a sense of style – is Stacy’s expertise. View Details

Location: Hall 1, Building A , Golden Street , Southafrica

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Location: Hall 1, Building A , Golden Street , Southafrica

• Music • Door Prize Giveaways • Sponsor Exhibits • Wine & Hors d’oeuvres • Raffle Drawing • Photo Booth and more! View Details

Location: Aqua Turf

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

When is the conference?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Where does the conference take place?

The Business Women’s Forum is taking place at the Aqua Turf Club, located at 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville  just minutes off Interstates 84 and 691. Parking is free in the Aqua Turf’s large lot.

What types of registrations are there?

When you register for the Business Women’s Forum, you will have several options to choose from, including:

Premium Conference Pass 
– Access to full day conference, breakfast, lunch, keynote speakers, workshops and reception
-15-minute professional headshot session with digital edited image
-VIP reserved seating throughout the day

Preferred Conference Pass
– Access to full day conference, breakfast, lunch, keynote speakers, workshops and reception
-15-minute professional headshot session with digital edited image

Full Day Conference Pass

-Access to full day conference, breakfast, lunch, keynote speakers, workshops and reception

Lunch Only Pass
-Includes lunch and afternoon keynote speaker

Table of 10 
-Access to full day conference, breakfast, lunch, keynote speakers and workshop entrance for 10 attendees
-Reserved seating with table signage
-Promotion in BWF Program Book


What is included in registration?

Food, speaker presentations, conference activities and giveaways are included based on registration type. Please review registration options to see what’s included with each registration type. Raffle tickets sold separately at the event via cash, check and credit card.

What is the Check-In process the morning of the event?

Upon arrival at the Business Women’s Forum, you will be greeted by members of our staff and board of directors who will help you find your conference badge and direct you to your reserved seat for breakfast. Staff is on hand to assist with questions about the day, downloading the mobile app, and purchasing tickets for our raffle prizes.

2018 Business Women's Forum Photo Gallery

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