Our Path to the Present: A Look at the Conference History

Own Your Story
Featuring Keynote speakers
Lara Setrakian
Bruce Feiler
Barbara Walters

Breakout Sessions:

The Impostor Syndrome

  • Dr. Valerie Young, author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women

Telling Your Story with Humor

  • Lisa Kogan, writer-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine

What do you mean “I Have a Genetic Mutation for Breast Cancer?”

  • Steven Schonholz, MD, FACS, breast surgeon and director of the Comprehensive Breast Program, Noble Hospital

MELT: How to Live an Active, Pain Free, Healthy Life!

  • Shelly Pirroni and Kerrie Bodendorf, The Pilates Studio

Work Fit!

  • Marylynn Ostrowski, director of corporate relations and brand, Health New England

Would You Recognize a Cancer Symptom?

  • Sandy Foster, director of education and outreach, 15-40 Connection

Understanding Your Biometrics & Goal Setting

  • Marylynn Ostrowski, director of corporate relations and brand, Health New England

Own Your Legacy: The Philanthropic Autobiography

  • Sarah Nathan, PhD, assistant professor of nonprofit management and  philanthropy at Bay Path College

Writer’s Block Isn’t an Option for Your Career

  • Jason Chateauneuf, SPHR, MBA, vice president of human resources, Yankee Candle

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover…or Can You?

  • Kimberly Robinson Williams, MBA, SPHR, diversity consultant in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Baystate Health

Five Tips for Your Next Critical Career Move

  • Christine Mark, CEO and co-founder of Gravity Switch

Disrupting Mentorship and Accelerating Results with a Many to One Personal Advisory Board™

  • IIene Fischer, CEO and founder of WomenLEAD

Be Bold
Featuring Keynote speakers
Susan Cain
Jenn Lim
Queen Latifah

Spotlight Speech:

King Peggy, King of Otuam, Ghana, Africa

Breakout Sessions:

“Your Value Proposition: The Key to Marketing Yourself Successfully”

  • Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., Certified Executive Coach, Professional Speaker, Self-Promotion Expert and Forbes Contributing Writer

“The Art of Mentoring”

  • Porter Gale, Former VP of Marketing at Virgin America

“Making Happy Work”

  • Shereen Eltobgy and Sunny Grosso, Facilitators from Delivering Happiness LLC.


Lead with Compassion
Featuring Keynote speakers
Sister Helen Prejean
Majora Carter
Ashley Judd


The Power of Choice
Featuring Keynote speakers
Wes Moore
Alison Levine
Victoria R. Kennedy


Community Matters
Featuring Keynote speakers
Soledad O’Brien
Leigh Anne & Collins Tuohy
Nicholas Kristof & Somaly Mam


Featuring Keynote speakers
C. Vivian Stringer
Jill Bolte Taylor
Anita Renfroe


Featuring Keynote speakers
Luma Mufleh
Shelly Lazarus
Jane Fonda



Featuring Keynote speakers
Maya Angelou
Mia Farrow
Lynn Donohue


Humor Incorporated
Featuring Keynote speakers
Nora Ephron
Emily Levine
Lynne Truss


Breaking Barriers
Featuring Keynote speakers
Dr. Madeleine Albright
Catherine Crier
Erin Gruwell


Featuring Keynote speakers
Dr. Jerri Nielsen
Sherron Watkins
Carol Mosely Braun


Creating Your Spark
Featuring Keynote speakers
Lisa Ling
Kay Koplovitz
Anna Deavere Smith


Embracing Change
Featuring Keynote speakers
Andrea Mitchell
Jane Bryant Quinn
Judy Carter


A Professional and Personal Journey 

Featuring Keynote speakers
Rita Moreno
Ann Fudge
Ellen Goodman & Patricia O’Brien


Developing Dialogues:
Communications for the 21st Century
Featuring Keynote speakers
Elaine Chao
Anna Quindlen
Linda Ellerbee


Taking The Path of Greater Risk
Featuring Keynote speakers
Loretta LaRoche
Susan L. Taylor
Ann Richards


Pathways For Leadership
Featuring Keynote speakers
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Faith Popcorn
Jane Garvey
Evelyn Lauder


World Class Ways of Doing Business
Featuring Keynote speakers
Dr. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Cokie Roberts


New Ways of Doing Business:
Conversations with Women of Influence 

Featuring Keynote speakers
Elizabeth Dole
Patricia Aburdene


2014 Bay Path Convocation

This year’s Convocation ceremony continued the conference theme of “Own Your Story” on campus. Check out the video below that got students ready to write their own story as…

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A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

Our 2007 Conference Closing Keynote Speaker

We join millions around the world mourning the death of author, poet, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou on Wednesday, May 28, at…

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2014 Conference Highlight Video

Please take a moment to check out our 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference video.

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New Online College for Women

Article by Carolyn Robbins. Photo by Don Treeger. Originally posted on MassLive

SPRINGFIELD — In addressing more than 2,000 women attending Bay Path College’s 19th annual Women’s Leadership Conference…

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Barbara Walters visits Bay Path College

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, The Boston Globe

Longtime TV personality Barbara Walters was in our midst the other day, speaking at the Bay Path College Women’s Leadership Conference in Springfield. (Bay…

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Congrats to One of Our Past Speakers

Article originally posted on MassLive

HOLYOKE – Douglas A. Bowen, President and CEO of PeoplesBank, has announced the promotion of Janice Mazzallo to executive vice president and chief human…

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