Conference News

Are you or someone you know making a difference in your community?

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Target and the Texas Conference for Women want to hear your story and share it with the world! Whether you’ve been making a difference by being on the front lines of the pandemic, marching in the streets for justice, or checking in on an elderly neighbor during a chaotic time, your good acts matter and inspire others.

That’s why, we’re highlighting select stories and gifting three entrants with two (2) free tickets to our virtual fall Conference as well as a $500 Target gift card!

To share your story, enter our Target Storytellers contest.

Melinda Gates! The First of Many Amazing 2020 Conference for Women Speaker Announcements

Melinda Gates! The first of many amazing 2020 Conference for Women speaker announcements

Philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls Melinda Gates will help us kick off the first-ever all-virtual (and newly global) Texas Conference for Women on October 1st.

Gates, who grew up in Texas, has been at the forefront of addressing how women are experiencing the current health crisis and its effects disproportionately, including economically, in the workplace, and at home.

She is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is dedicated to improving equity in the United States and around the world. She is also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company working to drive social progress for women and families in the United States.

Register before July 10th to secure early bird pricing of $125.


Visit our Speakers page for more exciting speaker announcements including:

Join Valorie Burton, Wade Davis, Priya Parker and other exciting speakers at the 2020 Texas Conference for Women


For registration updates and other good news, download the brand-new Texas Conference for Women app.

2020 Conference Updates

Save the Date - Registration Opens June 10

One reason the Texas Conference for Women has been such a special event for 20 years is because of what happens when 7,500 Texas women come together to inspire and learn from each other. You can’t help but feel “The Power of Us.”

It’s a feeling we need this year more than ever. That’s why, with your safety in mind, we are designing a unique event for these times that we promise will not disappoint.

This year’s Conference on October 1st will deliver the same quality you’ve come to love and expect in a highly interactive virtual experience.

Recognizing how extraordinary today’s challenges are, we’re lining up some of the smartest people we know—globally renowned visionaries and leaders—to provide the inspiration, development, and connection we all need and want now.

In one day, you’ll gain:

  • Powerful new perspectives to stay resilient and relevant in today’s changing times
  • Opportunities to chat real-time with speakers and interact with each other
  • Ways to support women-owned businesses
  • And, even a chance to have some much-deserved fun.

Stay tuned for exciting speaker announcements and other details.

Registration opens Wednesday, June 10th at 9 a.m. with an Earlybird Price of $125.

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