Get Inspired! 5 Conferences That Will Excite Your Professional Ambition
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Get Inspired! 5 Conferences That Will Excite Your Professional Ambition

IF YOU'RE A CAREER WOMAN ON THE BRINK OF BURNOUT, LET A CONFERENCE REIGNITE YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR CAREER AND HELP TO GUIDE YOU IN A VARIETY OF DIRECTIONS. 

There’s nothing like a community of like-minded individuals to get you really excited about what’s coming up next in your career path. That’s why conferences can be so effective. Whether you’re fresh out of college, starting to get a glimpse at some possible career choices, or you’re a seasoned boss lady who's trying to figure out her next move, there’s a conference tailored just for you to spark your ambitious spirit. Check out these five awesome conferences that will inspire you to get started on pursuing your passion.

There’s nothing like a community of like-minded individuals to get you really excited about what’s coming up next in your career path. 

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HER CONFERENCE

Her Conference is an extension of Her Campus, the #1 online resource for college women with more than 200 university chapters around the world. A two-day event that takes place every summer in New York City, Her Conference allows chapter members, interns, blogger network members, and readers to come together and learn from some of the most successful women in digital and print media.

Attendees also walk away with a swag bag packed with products from popular brands like Intel, Neuro, Luna, Chipotle, Amtrak, and more. Swag aside, the most exciting part is the chance to network with successful freelancers, editors from magazines like Seventeen and Lucky, or employees from ad agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, as well as a diverse group of college women from around the country.

Who Should Attend?

If you’re a student interested or majoring in media or communications  and want to learn more about the industry or how to run a successful Her Campus chapter at your university, Her Conference is an investment worth making. Her Conference is an extremely valuable networking opportunity and a chance to get firsthand knowledge about what it’s like to work in the industry while you’re still in college. {Click to Tweet} They even have a high school component, so you can get started on honing your career path while planning for prom.

HUSTLE SUMMIT

Hustle Summit is the annual networking event and conference hosted by FindSpark. FindSpark, formerly NY Creative Interns, is a community designed to help young professionals pursue their passions and provide resources as they take the first steps into their careers. FindSpark hosts a variety of events and workshops throughout the year, but Hustle Summit is the biggest event of its kind.

FindSpark, formerly NY Creative Interns, is a community designed to help young professionals pursue their passions and provide resources as they take the first steps into their careers.

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Hustle Summit isn’t your run-of-the-mill conference filled with keynote after keynote led by untouchable CEOs. {Click to Tweet} It was created to cultivate connections between recent grads and companies that are looking for new talent. The conference features a LinkedIn Bar to help attendees streamline their online presence and keynotes from executives in a variety of industries including design, marketing, illustration, tech and social media, to name a few. It even includes mentor breakout sessions so speakers and attendees can get to know each other in a more casual setting.

Who Should Attend?

If you’re looking to break into any industry in ultra-competitive New York City and aren’t sure where to start, Hustle Summit should be your first stop. If you’re highly ambitious and want to get your foot in the door at companies like Time Out New York, VaynerMedia, BuzzFeed, Wix, or HBO, this is a conference you definitely shouldn’t miss.  

CREATE + CULTIVATE 

Creative + Cultivate is a conference dedicated to female entrepreneurs and those who work in the digital space. The event is designed to educate, enlighten, and inspire women in creative industries to help them get the most out of their business and personal lives.

Create + Cultivate takes place three times a year and has been hosted in Brooklyn, Montauk, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Portland, and most recently, Chicago. Past speakers include Amanda de Cadenet, Whitney Port, Julianne Hough, and Emily Weiss.

Who Should Attend?

Any woman who works in a creative industry and is looking to be inspired by other women should attend this conference. {Click to Tweet} If you’re an entrepreneur who finds herself feeling creatively stifled, this conference will teach you about everything from food styling to working with an influencer network to creating video content that appeals to millennials. Create + Cultivate will pull you right out of any rut and give you the skills you need to execute your ideas.

Create + Cultivate will pull you right out of any rut and give you the skills you need to execute your ideas.

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GO BLOG SOCIAL

Go Blog Social was created in response to the fact that there were no well-known blogging conferences dedicated to the Midwest, so Founders Kathryn Snellen, a marketing professional, and Sarah Ruhlman, a full-time blogger, created GBS. The next pop-up event of the year will be taking place this October in Chicago. Speakers share everything from networking tips to how to build up an engaged social media following.

Go Blog Social offers its full two-day conference, workshops on specialized topics and pop up conferences in various cities.

Who Should Attend?

If blogging is your passion and you want to turn it into your full-time business, you should look into Go Blog Social. If you have a small business that you want to expose to social-savvy influencers, this is a conference that you should attend. GBS brings digital communities to life by allowing you to make real life connections. {Click to Tweet}

BOSSED UP

Bossed Up helps business women create trailblazing career paths while avoiding burnout. Work and wellness aren’t mutually exclusive at a Bossed Up event and they shouldn’t be separate entities in your career either. Bossed Up helps women navigate the frustrating gender biases that exist in every industry and guides them toward personal and professional success.

Work and wellness aren’t mutually exclusive at a Bossed Up event and they shouldn’t be separate entities in your career either.

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Who Should Attend?

If you’re a lady boss on the brink of burnout, let a Bossed Up workshop reignite your love for your career or help to guide you in a new direction. Bossed Up events are holistic and include everything from workout classes to professional headshot sessions, so you really can have it all.

What conferences have you attended that made the biggest difference in your career?