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Greater Rochester Chamber and Women’s Council Affiliate to Host 5th Annual Women Empowering Women Conference

January 24, 2023

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate will host the 5th annual Women Empowering Women half-day conference on Thursday, March 16, 2023. This conference offers honest answers and solutions to the challenges facing professional women today. Attendees will walk away with key strategies and tangible takeaways designed to help them grow personally and professionally at whatever stage of career they are in or aspiring to be.


First launched in 2018, this conference has been hosted annually with a hiatus in 2020 and brings together women leaders from organizations all over Greater Rochester to learn together, make connections, and empower each other to actively drive change in their companies and communities. Topics to be covered at the 2023 event include:


  • The importance of sponsorship, mentorship, and allyship
  • Giving and receiving effective feedback
  • Leading and managing
  • The power of persuasion
  • How to stop networking and start connecting
  • Setting boundaries for success


Click here to learn more about the agenda and speakers.


Greater Rochester Chamber Events Director Susan George said, “We love hosting this event and bringing together over 200 female leaders in the Greater Rochester region. Each year the energy in the room is electric, and I cannot wait to share what this year’s event has in store. I want to thank our sponsors for making this possible and all of our attendees and speakers from over the past five years for helping to shape this conference into the outstanding event it is.”


Women’s Council President Seanelle Hawkins said, “The Women's Council is thrilled to host this conference again in 2023 in partnership with Greater Rochester Chamber. Now more than ever, women need to uplift each other and continue to work together to bring the change we seek in our organizations, communities, and world. This year’s event is going to be full of excitement and joy and will leave attendees feeling empowered and ready to continue to push for change. On behalf of Women’s Council, we hope to see you there!"


The 2023 Women Empowering Women conference will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Rochester with a networking happy hour to follow. Tickets and sponsorships for this half-day event are now available. You can learn more and purchase on the Greater Rochester Chamber events page. For any questions, please reach out to Gena Stein at


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