Bakersfield Women's Business Conference

Join us at Mechanics Bank Theater

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Photos from Conference Day

Conference Day at Mechanics Bank Theater








BWBC 2022 Theme

This year, we’re helping women Embrace All That Is YouThis theme reminds us to recognize and embrace our skills, and to continue to build upon them to further shape our professional development, improve our health, and pursue new opportunities.

Keynote Speaker

Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy has defied the odds throughout her life to accomplish some extraordinary things. She grew up with a passion for snowboarding and travel, and despite fighting for her life and losing both of her legs below the knees to bacterial meningitis at the age of 19, her passion for life carried her not only to the upper echelons of athletics but to the dance floor of Hollywood and beyond.

Amy is a professional snowboarder and a three-time Paralympic medalist, making her the most decorated Paralympic snowboarder in US history.

Keynote Speaker 

Bryan Terrell Clark

Bryan Terrell Clark is an accomplished actor and singer/songwriter who has performed in widely successful Broadway & TV shows. You may recognize him from his role as George Washington in “Hamilton” in 2019 or as Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical,” which received a Grammy nomination for “Best Musical Theater Album.” Bryan has also appeared in TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” Netflix’s “Inventing Anna,” and “Sneakerella” on Disney+. He’s performed with artists like Maxwell, Brandy, Ne-Yo, Anita Baker, and Michael Bublé. In addition to performing, Bryan co-founded inDEFINED, an initiative that inspires & teaches young people to use their voice to erase constructive labels in our society. Come see Bryan at BWBC on April 28th!



The Conference Experience

The Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference is where you can invest in yourself on a personal and professional level. Your day is filled with engaging workshops, celebrity keynote speakers, unlimited networking, business expos and more. Wherever you’re at in life, there is something for you at BWBC. Every aspect of our conference is designed to educate, encourage, and empower women.


Workshop Speakers

This year, we’re offering 20 amazing workshops with industry professionals who will cover topics like running a business, leadership best practices, personal development and more! There are 10 in-person and 10 virtual workshops.

Power Pitch

We’ve partnered with Kern Venture Group & KITE to provide a forum where entrepreneurs, side-hustles, and local businesses can pitch their business or idea for the chance to win monetary prizes. Winners announced on Conference Day!

Become An Exhibitor

Come showcase your services and products to hundreds of women on April 28, 2022. Our exhibitor opportunities are open to any small business, nonprofit, or other organization. Limited spots available!


Congratulations to the BWBC Board & to Marelle for a virtual conference well done! This was such a fun experience. Love you ladies and appreciate all of the hard work that you put into the each conference.

Hillary Haenes, 2021


Congratulations, this was an amazing event. Thank you for taking your time and energy to give us an amazing event. To the board members, you guys rock. Beautiful BWBC 2021, can’t wait until next year!

Ant Lands, 2021


Amazing speakers. Thank you all for sharing your stories and being here to speak with all of us.

Shauna Whiting, 2021

2022 Sponsors