Tarana Burke, the #MeToo movement founder and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2018, headlines this year's When Women Lead conference June 1.

When Women Lead
Friday, June 1
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (32 Front Street, Hartford)

Burke reviews the year's stunning events, looks at what's next for the movement, and discusses how women can and must lead together.

Girls with Impact's Jennifer Openshaw will discuss how we can encourage and develop young girls to become leaders of their generation.

Two panels also take a look at women in business, from millennials to success stories right here in Connecticut.

The Millennial Mindset

  • Moderator: Maribel La Luz, Director of Communications, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  • Adwoa Dadzie, Western New England Region VP of Human Resources, Comcast
  • Ojala Naeem, Managing Director, reSET
  • Stephanie Fluker, Supplier Quality Engineer, Pratt & Whitney

She Made It in Connecticut!

  • Moderator: Kimberly Robinson Williams, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Capri Frank, Owner, Miller Foods
  • Christina Sayer, Owner, Brewery Legitimus
  • Andréa Hawkins, Owner, Berkins Blend Café
  • Melissa Gonzales, Owner, Vintanthromodern

Media interested in attending this event should contact Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957).


CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. For more information, please email or call Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957).