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The Equality and Inclusion Activist Joins the Speaker Lineup for 2nd Annual Workplace Summit

Philadelphia, PA (June 18, 2019) - The Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced that Press release 1activist for equality and inclusion, best-selling author and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Abby Wambach will join the speaker lineup for the Workplace Summit on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Workplace Summit takes place the day before the Conference, which is set to take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This half-day summit is designed to promote effective partnerships and advance equity in the workplace. The summit offers proven, practical strategies to create workplaces that work for everyone. Tickets for the Workplace Summit are available now and include four hours of professional and leadership development, interactive networking opportunities and light refreshments. Tickets and additional information can be found on the registration page on

Wambach is currently the highest all-time goal scorer for the U.S. women’s national soccer team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players. In 2012 Wambach became the first American woman in ten years to win the FIFA World Player of the Year. Wambach is an icon on and off the field. In 2015, she was included on the Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world. She is an activist for equality and inclusion, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Forward: A Memoir and WOLFPACK. As the co-founder of the Wolfpack initiative, Wambach is working to transform leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond.

“We are thrilled to have Abby Wambach join us at the Workplace Summit” said Leslie Stiles, Board President of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.“Wambach’s champion mindset and desire for equality is sure to excite and influence our attendees.”

Joining Abby Wambach at the second annual Workplace Summit is award-winning journalist and communication expert Celeste Headlee. Headlee is the author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter. Through her work as an NPR host and journalist, Headlee has learned the true power of conversation. In a world where conversations have become often minimized to text messages, she is able to shed light on the importance and art of conversation.  Also joining Wambach and Headlee is habits expert and best-selling author James Clear. He is the author of Atomic Habits and shares self improvement tips based on scientific research.

Attendees can expect to leave with clear takeaways to improve workplace teams, bottom lines and sanity all around:

  • Navigating difficult conversations and other communication challenges

  • Productivity and importance of habit forming in the workplace

  • Equality and inclusion (beyond just gender)

Just less than two hours after the opening of registration, the 2019 Pennsylvania Conference for Women sold out -- marking the fastest sell-out time in the Conference’s history. Ten thousand attendees are registered to attend the 16th annual event. As a result of growing interest in the Conference and women in the workplace issues across America, the Conference will for the first time this year offer Livestream Tickets, allowing people to watch the Conference live from the comfort of their own computer. People interested in purchasing a livestream ticket should visit the registration page, where they can receive details about how to tune in to the live-streamed video on Wednesday, October 2, at

The nonpartisan, nonprofit event is part of the largest network of women’s conferences in the country. The events attract close to 50,000 women a year in Texas, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and California.

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is presented by WSFS Bank; and generously sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb; Qurate Retail Group; Target; Cisco;Mastercard; Comcast NBCUniversal; Drexel University LeBow College of BusinessGlaxoSmithKline; Independence Blue Cross; Johnson & Johnson; PECOAstraZeneca; DuPont; Macquarie Investment Management; Merck & Co., Penn Medicine; Penn Mutual; PNC; State Street Corporation; Villanova School of Business; Fine Wine & Good Spirits; FMC Corporation; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Philadelphia Foundation; and Shriners Hospital for Children.



The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, professional and personal development gathering for women spanning two events in two days, featuring more than 100 renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, executive leadership, small business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, branding and social media marketing, and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth.