The 2020 Conference Center

The 21st Texas Conference for Women was held virtually (for the first time ever) on October 1, 2020.


Melinda Gates      Issa Rae       Elizabeth-Acevedo      


Melinda Gates

Gates, co-founder of the Gates Foundation and CEO of Pivotal Ventures shared her thoughts on the future of gender equality. Read more.

Issa Rae

Rae, producer, actress, and writer, shared insights on what has helped her succeed as a leader and entrepreneur. Read more.

Elizabeth Acevedo

Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X, With the Fire on High, and Clap When You Land, shared a moving poem. Learn more.


Ellen Bennett      Gina Chavez      


Ellen Bennett

Bennett, chef, founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett performed a cooking demo a during the Conference Day lunch break. Learn more.

Gina Chavez

Chavez, Award-winning Latinx Pop Artist performed a high energy musical performance during the afternoon keynote session. Learn more.