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SPRINGFIELD — Bay Path University’s 21st Annual Women’s Leadership Conference drew more than 2,000 to the MassMutual Center on Friday for a day of networking and high-profile keynote speeches.

At the top of the bill was Arianna Huffington, the chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group.Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 11.45.37 AM

She was joined by the Academy Award-winning actress and children’s novelist Marlee Matlin, as well as Veronika Scott, the founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan, which aims to provide homeless women with specially designed coats.

Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno welcomed the crowd early on, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., greeted the group with a pre-recorded video message.

Bay Path University President Carol A. Leary also delivered remarks.