In 2021, the release of my book, “Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business,” blazed a path for transformation in the business world. Ultimately, it helped to lay the groundwork and spark the partnership in Women Business Collaborative’s inaugural virtual conference, Rethinking and Accelerating Women’s Leadership in Business Forum (WBC Rethink Forum), which will be held on May 15, 2024, at 11:00 AM—2:00 PM EST as we delve into crucial discussions aimed at propelling women’s leadership forward in the corporate world.

Creating the WBC Rethink Forum in partnership with WBC was a natural progression following the book’s release. The book not only tackles the pervasive myths that undermine women’s roles in business but also highlights stories of resilience and success. WBC is focused on building pathways to women’s leadership, and the narratives from the book continue to allow us to establish a dedicated space where discussions could evolve from theory into actionable strategies. The forum is designed as a half-day event filled with insights from leading thought leaders and business activists committed to advancing women’s roles in the corporate sector.

From its inception, the WBC Rethink Forum is more than just a conference: it is an annual call to action. 

The selection of speakers and panelists each year is noteworthy and encompasses a diverse group of influential leaders who are at the forefront of change. These experts have shared not only their professional experiences but also practical advice on how individuals and organizations can contribute to a more equitable business landscape.

Over the years, the WBC Rethink Forum has successfully built a reputation as a pivotal event that not only celebrates the progress made but also rigorously questions existing business practices that limit women’s advancement. The Forum has consistently highlighted the importance of breaking barriers and fostering an environment where women can aspire to and achieve leadership roles without bias or limitation.

Moreover, the Forum’s impact extends beyond the day of the event. It has spurred numerous initiatives and partnerships that support women’s advancement in business year-round. These initiatives are aimed at creating sustainable change by addressing systemic issues and providing women with the tools and networks necessary to succeed.

Continuous Improvement is a cornerstone of the Rethink Forum. Each year, the forum builds on the momentum of the previous one, pushing further in the quest for gender parity. 

The message is clear: the progress made thus far is only the beginning. 

There is a vast landscape of opportunities still to be explored and numerous myths that must be dismantled.

As we look towards this year’s forum, we continue to focus on rethinking the possibilities for women in business. The event encourages women to dream big, aim high, and not just climb the ladder themselves but also extend a helping hand to others following in their footsteps. This philosophy of collective uplift is central to the forum’s mission, reinforcing the idea that success for one should be a conduit for success for all.

The WBC Rethink Forum stands as a testament to what can be achieved when voices collaborate to challenge the status quo. It is a vibrant arena where myths are debunked, achievements are celebrated, and strategies for future successes are forged. As the forum continues to evolve, it promises to be a beacon of inspiration and a catalyst for further change, ensuring that the landscape of business is not only reshaped but also enriched with the diverse and powerful contributions of women worldwide.

We invite you to join us in the mission for equal position, pay, and power for all women in business. Register today for this year’s WBC Rethink Forum happening on May 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST. It will be an event you won’t want to miss!

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