Last March, just when we were consumed by the annual frenzy of making sure lunches were ordered, seating was arranged and all our speakers, presenters, and attendees knew exactly when, where, and how to arrive, our plans for another amazing WLC were abruptly put on hold. Like you, we had no idea for how long or how dramatically the pandemic would impact our lives. Nine months into this global episode, in which we have been forced to be resourceful, resilient, and reflective, we’re able to see the road to the future a bit more clearly. We’ve used this time to imagine how we want the WLC to proceed, and we’re announcing that the next WLC will take place in person on April 1, 2022, in downtown Springfield at the MassMutual Center.
For 25 years, the WLC has been a premier event for women in the Hartford-Springfield region, a day for us to gather, network, connect with ideas, goals, and most importantly, each other. With nine months of Zoom meetings, digital happy hours, and distance trivia nights to draw upon, we know that screen fatigue is real, and we believe translating the intimacy, spontaneity, and amazing energy of this event onto a laptop just wouldn’t be possible.
We’ll be sharing updates and communications from speakers and session leaders, and fostering community and connections on our social media pages and forums. At the same time, we’ll be looking at ways to make the 2022 gathering our most meaningful, valuable, and memorable one yet. We can’t wait to welcome you back.
Sending good wishes to you and yours as we look toward the future. The Bay Path Community looks forward to seeing you on April 1, 2022!
The WLC is the region’s premier women’s leadership event for professional and personal networking. For twenty-four years, we have gathered as a community of women and men for professional development, to honor each other’s experiences, and to celebrate our aspirations.