Today's our big day! Join us for our amazing keynote speakers, empowering panels, marketplace of cool vendors, and so much more! To end the conference, we'll be celebrating like queens with an open bar, light bites and more fun surprises at our official afterparty. View the schedule below for all of the juicy details!
9:00am - 10:00am
Registration, Breakfast & Marketplace
Today's the big day! We'll be in the beautiful PowerPlant Productions in Old City and will start off with registration (make sure you bring your name tags from yesterday), breakfast and coffee (thanks again Bean2Bean!) We'll also have beauty and wellness app, Priv, on-site to provide hair, makeup and nail touchups, headshots thanks to Afrovocative, Shutterbooth's fun photobooth, a marketplace with some great vendors and more!
10:00am - 11:00am
Opening Remarks & Keynote Presentation
"Defying Stereotypes About the Female Consumer"
FearlessCon Founder, Melissa Alam, will be kicking off the conference with some opening remarks followed by our first keynote speaker Tory Hoen, the Creative Director of Brand at MM.LaFleur, a workwear company based in New York City. Tory is the co-author of Wear to Work: A Guide to Building Your Ultimate Work Wardrobe and the founding editor of MM.LaFleur’s digital magazine, The M Dash. MM.LaFleur was recently named by Fast Company as one of the “top 10 innovations that made women’s lives better in 2016.” We'll be having a fireside chat with Tory on "Defying Stereotypes About the Female Consumer."
11:10am - 11:50am
"Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Bleeding: Women Who Rock In Male-Dominant Industries"
For many, successful women, “making it” professionally means getting through male-dominated environments where boys' clubs are still a thing. Join us as we get advice from a few game-changing women who've been working in industries saturated by our male counterparts. How did they make a mark in their careers? What kind of criticism did they face being a female? What advice do they have for us to stand up for ourselves and stay motivated in the workplace when things get tough? Get ready to find out!
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch & Marketplace
Time to enjoy some delicious catered lunch and shop around in our marketplace! If you missed out on getting touchups or a headshot, now's your time. Make sure to keep snapping photos around the venue and use our official FearlessCon hashtags: #BornToBeFearless and #FearlessCon2017!
1:10pm - 1:50pm
"Self-Made Stories: I'm A Daughter Of Immigrants & This Is My American Dream"
13% of all female-owned companies are run by women who were born outside of the U.S. And a third of the world's entrepreneurial activity is driven by women. Our second panel features five amazing and diverse women who have created their own legacies against all odds. With immigration becoming such a political issue, how have these women stood their ground? How have they been influenced by being the daughter of an immigrant and growing up with a different cultural mindset? Join us for an open discussion about finding the motivation to succeed in America.
2:00pm - 2:40pm
"Vanity Fair: Do Unrealistic Beauty Standards From Social Media Hold Women Back"
From social media to the runways, we're becoming more and more diluted with the fantasy of how our lives should look like. With such a filtered view on reality, beauty standards have become more extreme, hugely unrealistic, and lacking diversity. How do we change that? Join us for our third panel discussion as we chat about how the media has negatively affected our value of self-worth and confidence. How can we create new beauty standards that's inclusive and open to every shape, shade and size? How do we teach younger generations that it's not always about the likes and selfies? It's time to get real and figure out a way to turn our self-doubt into self-worth!
2:40pm - 3:00pm
Snack Break & Stretch!
Let's take a little break! Get ready to stretch it out with the boss lady founders of Torc Yoga, get the rest of your shopping of snapping in, and get hydrated. Oh yah, Honeygrow and ChocAmo will be providing some of their delicious treats to keep your blood sugars on deck! It's all about the balance right?
3:00pm - 3:40pm
F*ck The Wage Gap: A Town Hall Conversation On The State Of Women & Money
Ready to talk about something that makes us cringe? Our last panel of the day will be run in a town hall style, so come prepared to share your own stories on money, salaries, fundraising tips, how you've negotiated with employers, and more. We shouldn't be afraid to talk about money, and we deserve more of it! This discussion is just one step toward crushing that awful wage gap, and the only way we'll get there is if we work together collectively as women. Always remember, ladies: transparency is key and chase paychecks, not boys!
3:50pm - 4:30pm
"A Story On Resiliency"
Yasmine Mustafa, founder of self-defense wearable technology company ROAR for Good, will share her inspiring story and journey from the Middle East as a refugee to creating multiple startups here in Philadelphia. Perseverance and resiliency were keys to Yasmine's self-made success; her fearless mentality to overcome any obstacle or noise that came her way allowed for her to become the woman and leader we admire today. Join us as she inspires us to take our life and career decisions to the next level.
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The "YAS QUEEN" Afterparty!
Time to celebrate the weekend with all you boss ass ladies. 'Nuff said! Join us at Arch Enemy Arts in Old City for an open bar sponsored by Jägermeister, delicious noms from La Terre Catering, a GIF photobooth, jams by DJ G33K and more! Attire is cocktail, so come dressed to the nines. If you have a plus one (or two) who'd like to attend just the afterparty, please have them purchase a ticket beforehand ($20 online or at the door).