The Story Behind FearlessCon


FearlessCon, or The Fearless Conference, is the brainchild of Melissa Alam and was created after she realized the huge void when it came to resources, events and spaces for millennial women in Philadelphia. Her first project was launching Femme & Fortune in 2013 as a digital platform and now creative, marketing agency for women. A year later, she created Philadelphia's first co-working space for women called The Hive in 2014. Even though The Hive closed shop after 18 fun months, Melissa continues to empower and unite women through FearlessCon, a digital and IRL conference series she's been growing each year. When Melissa isn't busy working on creating the ultimate girl power gang and collective, she's a bonafide tech geek, providing clients with web design, branding, strategy and photography services. Learn more about working with her over here!

Some photos from our first FearlessCon in 2015!



The Experience

From our business development and entrepreneurship workshops to our discussions on the current state/struggles of women in and out of the workplace, FearlessCon provides attendees an interactive experience they’ll remember for years to come. They leave with a renewed sense of self-confidence, a girl gang to support them on their journey, and motivation to take their career to the next level. We curate top speakers and panelists (such as Miki Agrawal of THINX and Amanda Steinberg of Daily Worth), and partner with various brands to provide attendees with a conference experience they've never had and that they'll forget. Add in delicious food and snacks, a marketplace full of female makers, hair and makeup touchups throughout the day, professional headshots and a goody bag full of exciting boss-lady products, and you've got the event for the ambitious, millennial woman.