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Pennsylvania Conference for Women Announces Keynote Speaker Ava DuVernay 

Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay is set to speak at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on October 2, PA (September 2019) - The Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced that Academy Award AROUND OUR TOWNSnominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay will join the keynote speaker lineup for the sold out event on Tuesday, October 2, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

Academy Award nominee and Emmy award winner, Ava DuVernay, is a writer, producer, director, and film distributor. Her work includes the Oscar-winning historical drama Selma, the Oscar nominated criminal justice documentary 13th, and Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, on which she became the highest grossing black woman filmmaker in American cinema history. In 2017, she was featured as one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Greatest Culture Leaders and Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. 

Livestream Tickets, allowing people to watch the Conference live from the comfort of their own computer, are still available. People interested in purchasing a livestream ticket should visit theregistration page, where they can receive details about how to tune in to the live-streamed video on Wednesday, October 2, at

The sold-out event is one of the nation’s largest gatherings for women filled with an incredible lineup of speakers including MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn WardJames Clear, New York Times best-selling author of Atomic Habits; Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love; Celeste Headlee, communication and human nature expert; Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, and more. The nonpartisan, nonprofit conference is part of the largest network of women’s conferences in the country, attracting an estimated 50,000 women a year in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas and California.

This year, the Conference will also host its second annual Workplace Summit, which is designed to promote effective partnerships and advance equity within workplaces the day before on Tuesday, October 1. Activist for equality and inclusion, best-selling author and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Abby Wambach will join the speaker lineup for the Workplace Summit. 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

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.