RISE 2022

Join us March 23-24! 
RISE 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) brings together women for a virtual day focused on cultivating female leaders and building community. 
This year’s theme, “RISE 2022: Building New Paths” invites our participants and sponsors to reconnect, invest, strive, and envision women leading the way for mental health & wellness, economic empowerment and women’s leadership in San Mateo County. Living, as we do, at the epicenter of innovation, it is incumbent upon us to learn how we can become a catalyst for change. We have a full day planned of informative sessions with dynamic plenaries, round-table networking, an exhibit hall and short coaching sessions.


The fees charged for RISE 2022 are intended to encourage audience members to attend all conference activities. However, we do not want it to be a deterrent to those who face economic hardship; therefore, we have a limited number of waivers available to those with economic hardships or those who are undergraduate or graduate students.

December 20-February 28

Early Bird Registration ($25)

Registration opens on December 20, 2021 on Eventbrite. 

March 1-March 23

Standard Registration ($40)

Registration opens on March 1, 2022 on Eventbrite. 

Who Should Attend

The *Women’s Leadership Conference is a virtual day-long event where people share their lived experiences on leadership, economic empowerment, and mental health & wellness in our county. These people are invested in creating change in the workplace, government, businesses, community groups and other sectors of society to empower and develop more female leaders in San Mateo County.

*”Women and girls” refers to gender expansive adults and youth (cis, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender queer). This event is for anyone who is comfortable in a space that centres the experiences of women.


  • Create change for women in organizational culture, policy, compensation, and government representation.
  • Bring a timetable for gender equality forward
  • Empower and explore leadership styles and action-planning
  • Provide an inclusive environment where women and others from all backgrounds can share their challenges and strengths.

Conference Focus

Government/ Public Sector

Women-Owned Businesses

Community & Nonprofit

Personal and other groups that support gender equality


Participants must have access to the internet via a desktop web browser or a smartphone. You are agreeing to create an account on the conference platform, Whova, in order to gain access to the agenda, sessions, plenaries, and other conference participants. The organizer agrees to email all participants a link to the conference platform with instructions to create an account.
Questions? Please email or call (650) 363-4467.

No refunds are available

Exhibit Hall & Sponsor Opportunities ​

For the first time, RISE 2022 is featuring a Virtual Exhibit Hall that is fully customizable to draw attention to your company, organization, or program. Your agency can have a unique opportunity to interact with women across San Mateo County and the San Francisco Bay Area. Your participation provides our attendees the opportunity to engage with your offerings and services. Audience members include women leaders, staff, and students in non-profit, government, business and higher education who want to connect and learn of opportunities that they would not have elsewhere.

Please review our Exhibitor Prospectus and go to our Eventbrite Page to reserve your virtual booth today.

*Non-profits with scarcity of funds can apply for a financial waiver by emailing with their request.