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Are you looking for an opportunity to develop, network, and become inspired? One of our favorite ways to do this is to attend conferences and summits! These events offer a wealth of knowledge, resources and just really great people. Not only do you have the opportunity to develop your business and skill set, but you get the added benefit of networking with other like-minded business owners! 

The best entrepreneur conferences you can attend are those with like-minded, motivated individuals. Need help finding them? For some reason, Google wasn’t our friend when we wanted to find conferences that suited us entrepreneurs and small business owners. So, we decided to make our own list! We wanted to highlight some of this year’s, and next, upcoming conferences for entrepreneurs and what you can expect. 

2023 Conferences for Entrepreneurs

Women in Business Summit

The Women in Business Summit (WIB) was hosted in April of this year in Springfield, Massachusetts. But don’t worry, you can catch this next spring! This entrepreneurial conference focuses on strengthening a community of female business owners and providing them with the resources and education to grow their businesses and promoting equity in the business realm.

This conference will provide information and training for achieving your goals, enhancing your leadership skills, and improving your business. Plus, you get to collaborate and network with other entrepreneurs. If personal and business development is high on your priorities list for this year, this is the conference for you! 

Women in Business Summit (WIB) group of business women

Ecom Sweety

This conference is for e-commerce biz owners who want to learn more about the industry and emerging tech, build a community, and hear from top entrepreneurs in the e-commerce space. Ecom Sweetie will also be in Austin, Texas October 5-7. 

Ecom Sweety women's conference

National Women’s Business Conference

The National Women’s Business Conference hosted by NAWBO is scheduled for October 15-17 in Austin, Texas. The NAWBO Institute dedicates itself to female entrepreneurial development by promoting the profitability of business owners and supporting them with resources like education, certifications, webinars, and (of course!) conferences for female entrepreneurs. Learn more about the event here!

This annual conference offers the opportunity to grow as an entrepreneur and a successful business owner. You’ll participate in workshop sessions to improve your skill set and listen to inspirational keynote speakers. Did we mention networking? You can become a member of NAWBO through this event if you’d like, but membership isn’t required to join this event. 

Create and Cultivate Conference in Los Angeles

Content Jam

Let’s get your content to a new level! Content Jam is in Chicago on October 19, 2023. This full day event shares insights into content strategy, promotion, advertising, AI, and more.

Women Impact Tech

Women Impact Tech (WIT) is planned for November 3 in New York. WIT also hosts conferences for female entrepreneurs throughout the country during the year, so check out their website for upcoming events near you! 

Need to practice your pitching skills? This event offers mock interviews! Gaining feedback from another professional can help refine your approach to discovery calls and product spiels. 

Women Impact Tech conference in New York

She Leads

The She Leads conference is all about helping women entrepreneurs and leaders move forward in their careers. Join them on December 1 in NYC to learn how to leverage visibility for growth. It’s a conference you won’t want to miss!

she leads conference 2023

Digital Summit 

Digital Summit is a traveling entrepreneur conference held in cities across the country, so check out their events to see if one is near you! Every conference has a unique agenda featuring various speakers, in-person workshops, and networking sessions. Digital Summit is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain knowledge and insight into marketing. You’ll learn about everything digital marketing, from the newest trends in SEO to the tech impacting our businesses. 

digital summit

2024 Conferences for Female Entrepreneurs

Although these events have already happened this year, we wanted to put a few on your radar for next year!

SXSW  

South by Southwest (SXSW) is March 8-15 in Austin, Texas! It’s a mix of business, tech, culture, film, and music. Along with events and speakers, you’ll have a ton of opportunities to network.

The conference is broken up into different programs held on specific days. These events cover a huge variety of topics, spanning everything from modern culture to medical tech breakthroughs. It’s a unique event customized for your interests inside and outside your business!  

South by Southwest (SXSW) business conference

Create & Cultivate Conference 

The Austin, TX Create & Cultivate Future Summit is coming up on March 11! This conference presents personalized programming, one-on-one meetings with industry professionals, and workshops discussing strategies for your business. You’ll also get insights on some hot biz topics, like AI, cybersecurity, crypto, and digital content creation.

Create & Cultivate LA Conference

Content Hacker

The Content Hacker conference is March 12-13, 2024 in Austin, TX. You won’t want to miss it if you’re looking for AI content training, networking, and learning how to reach your next level of business growth. AI will be a big topic; we know it’s controversial but it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. You might as well learn how it can benefit your business!

LeadsCon 2024

If you’re interested in generating more leads in 2024, this conference is for you! Speakers provide strategies to generate, nurture, and convert quality leads within your business. It’s April 8-10, 2024 in Las Vegas, NV. Get your tickets now!

Social Shakeup Show conferences for female entrepreneurs

ESC Conference

It’s time to get focused and reenergized in 2024! Join us (YES! We’re speaking at this conference!) in Louisville, KY on April 15-18 to propel your small business to new heights. This all-inclusive conference gives you everything you need to leave you equipped, inspired, and connected to a community of driven entrepreneurs. Register today and use DUO10 to get 10% off your ticket!

Social Icon

This is THE event for social media creators! Connect with industry leaders and influencers to create valuable connections and collaboration opportunities. You’ll learn how to elevate your social media presence through the latest industry trends. Register for the May 3-4, 2024 conference in Utah today!

social icon event conference

Ultimate Product Party

Ultimate Product Party is a conference for product-based businesses looking to scale, boost online visibility, and raise sales. It’s booked for May 7-9, 2024 in Southern California (and tickets are selling fast!) 

We got to speak at this event last year! It is SO worth your time. Ultimate Product Party offers tons of resources for the stuff you care about. Its roundtable discussions allow you to attend the events most important to you, making it an experience tailored to your business and goals.

Ultimate Product Party Conference for Product Business Owners

Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum

The Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum is hosted by the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and scheduled for May 15-17, 2024 in Colorado Springs, CO. You don’t need to be a member of the WPO to participate in the conference, but some events are restricted to current chair members or invitees.

This forum is geared towards networking with other attendees, developing as a leader, and gaining insights to improve your business. Planned events like keynote speakers, workshops, meals, and awards ceremonies are an amazing way to participate in the community while uplifting entrepreneurs around you.

Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum

Inbound

Inbound is a HubSpot-sponsored conference for entrepreneurs that brings together marketing, sales, and customer success for one huge networking and business growth event. You’ll get to learn and network with industry giants and other attendees. This is a must-attend event for digital marketers! 

Two types of admission: general and VIP. General admission gets you in from September 18-20 with access to in-person content. With a VIP Pass, you get an extra day and gain special access to perks like exclusive parties, discounts, and early registrations. The agenda is still TBD, but all the planned events will be super valuable!

hubspot inbound marketing conference

Spark Showit

If your business offers (or needs) any kind of digital marketing or content creation, put Spark at the top of your event list! Spark by Showit is a conference for entrepreneurs who want to develop their digital knowledge, creativity, and skill sets. This conference is a great opportunity to build a community and transform your business. 

Spark hit pause for 2023, but they’ll be back in 2024! It’s booked for November 10-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Tickets aren’t up for grabs yet, but you can get notified when registration opens on their website. 

Spark Showit Conference

Forbes Power Women’s Summit

The Forbes Power Women’s Summit was in September 2023 but they haven’t announced the new 2024 date yet. You have the option to attend virtually, but we always prefer in-person events! 

This conference is one of the largest in the nation for female entrepreneurs and professionals. This one-day summit presents a theme each year and brings in relevant female leaders to speak about their experiences and journeys. You’ll be inspired by the speaker’s stories and how they define power and success! 

Forbes Power Women's Summit

The 10th House

The 10th House is an exclusive community under the Female Founder Collective (FFC), an organization dedicated to helping women develop both inside and outside of their businesses. They throw networking and live speaker events all the time throughout the year, so there’s a little something for everyone.

10th house female founder collective conference

Heart Conference

The date is still TBD, but we are so excited for the Heart Conference in 2024! You’ll learn next-level marketing and business strategies, meet other entrepreneurs, and leave feeling energized in your biz.

heart conference 2024

Elevate Summit

This summit is for all kinds of creative entrepreneurs. It’s a virtual conference that helps you unlock your potential in your business. You’ll leave with personalized roadmaps to success, action plans, and a newfound confidence as a business owner! The 2024 conference isn’t announced yet but keep your eyes out for it!

Creative at Heart 

Creative at Heart’s Round 10 Conference has passed, but we’re already on the waitlist for Round 11 next year! This conference aims to educate and empower entrepreneurs in creative business niches. You can expect keynote speakers, panel groups, and breakout sessions designed to help improve your business while maintaining a passion for your craft. You can read about the Round 10 Conference here

Creative at Heart summit for creative business owners

What conferences did we miss?

There are so many amazing conferences out there and we are dedicated to keeping this list alive. So if you are hosting a conference or know of one that should be added to this list, please comment below or send us a DM.

Attending business conferences and entrepreneurial events is crucial for growing your skills, perspective, and business. We hope you take an interest in some of these entrepreneurial conferences and the knowledge and community they have to offer you! 

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